Stein Collectors International
Featured Stein ~ November 2007
|~ A Military Souvenir Stein - Post WW II
By Steve Dienst and David Cantwell
This stein of the month is an unusual and attractive
example of a post World War II US Military regimental souvenir stein.
liter body is made of red-colored pottery and overglazed with gray to
stoneware background which has been hand-enameled with the United
States seal, a
chain of fighter jets in flight, the date of 1952, and a view of Moot
underside of the base of the stein is only marked "Made in the American
Zone of Germany".
For several years after the Allied victory,
there were also English, French and Russian occupied zones of Germany.
majority of post World War II US military regimental souvenir steins
service time in Germany and utilize stock porcelain bodies. Interesting
unusual finials are often their most distinguishing features. The stein
month sets itself apart not only by body shape and material, but by
a base in England and a very well modeled F-86 fighter jet finial on
top of a
heavy pewter lid.
Moot Hall was built around 1520 and was still
being used as a town meeting place when this stein was produced. Moot
located in Aldeburgh, England, 18 miles from the joint Royal Air force/
States Air force base in Bentwater. This base was closed in 1992. The
Tactical Fighter Wing was stationed in Bentwater in 1952 and flew
Sabre fighter/bomber during this time of the cold war. The finial
resembles the F-86 fighter. Aldeburgh is a coastal resort which was
by the Bentwater servicemen.