I have two HB grey salt glaze steins with no lids and no Crowns.
The HB seems to be stenciled and not impressed.
Also, no markings but they do have the hole on top of handle.
The small one is 4″ W X 5″ H, the large one is 4″ W X 7 1/4″ H.
My Father (deceased) told me that he got them in Germany during WW2, when
he was fighting in the war there. (06/06/1944-post VE Day) Does anyone know
anything about these mugs. ie: date, value, why no crown, etc.
Thank you so much,
Jordan Vandenberg has an HB stein blog. He may be able to assist you with values. See http://hbsteins.blogspot.com/. You can also view past sales on ebay.
The hole in the handle means a lid could be attached. We generally refer to them as lidless steins rather than mugs. The absence of the crown means it was made after WWI when the monarchs were abolished.