Identifying steins

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    Mark Davis

    I have seen several figural steins that have the “Golden Crown E&R” sticker but no makers mark. I know that E&R were importers here in the US and got their steins from europe and a few known makers. But why are there no makers marks on the steins???
    Thank you

  • #53847 Reply

    Ron

    Mark,

    It is not unusual to find unmarked steins. Sometimes the importers didn’t want the maker to be known for fear that others would buy directly from the manufacturer.

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    Mark Davis

    Thank you, I can understand that. But is there a way to identify who the maker was, in this case The OWL- I know there were a few different makers that made an owl and with no mark or special tell tale sign how do you know which stein was made by which maker?

    • #53878 Reply

      Ron

      Mark,

      Without a mold number or a maker’s mark, it is hard to identify a maker. E&R generally sold run-of-the-mill souvenir steins. There used to be a site that featured character steins, but it is no longer available. Hopefully, SCI will eventually get it back up and running again. You can go to The Beer Stein Library and search “owl” to see if you can find a match. There are also books on Character Steins. If you post a photo, someone may recognize it. You can also search “E&R owl stein” on Google. Worthpoint shows one that appears to be made by Mathias Girmscheid, post-WWII.

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