Beer steins and drinking vessels, using English as a second language.

 “Soldier drinking” by  Quiryn Van Brekelenkam.

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PLEASE NOTE:

I DO NOT DO VALUE ($$$’s) APPRAISALS! There are way too many variables: condition, location, time of year, present trends in stein collecting, local (and now national) economics; but most of all = prior expectations by the owner, are among the reasons!

I have for over a year now placed these short “notifications” at the bottom of each page! It is now obvious to me the general public never gets that far before wanting to ask me a question on beer stein dollar values. So I have had to move them forward as I am getting tired of copying them and sending them back to people as an answer to their “stein value” questions. This was meant to be an informational web site only.

NOR WILL I KNOWINGLY DO ASSESSMENTS for the future selling of steins on auction sites such as eBay, etc. Go to the web site for “Stein Collector’s International” and click on “Stein Talk,” someone there might help you. I just do not have the time! My web site was really started as an informational site for beginning beer stein collectors that would be looking for the info and not the general public. This site has its own search engine [top right on each page!] SO if one puts in “Wood Steins” or “Hand painted steins,” it will give one a list of all the pages that has that subject matter within it.

STILL WISH TO CONTACT ME ABOUT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE?  EMAIL:  STEVE (STEPHEN)  = thevirginian@cox.net

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English as a second language #1 ,  [2-2011.]

ANTIQUE PEWTER “HAULMARKED” HIP FLASK 1812 FINN ZINN 95%

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English as a second language #2.  On eBay,  [1-20-11]

VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN “CARVED JUG”, WITH IRON BANDS.

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English as a second language #3.   On eBay  [2-2011]

EARLY ANTIQUE “HUMMERED” COPPER FLAGON 9 1/2″ TALL ,

Does this mean the stein  got ran over by one of those oversized vehicles Cadillac dealers used to sell ?

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English as a second language #4.    On eBay  [2-2011]

‘WOLVE” BEER STEIN

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English as a second language #5.  On eBay  [2-2011]

VINTAGE LIDDED TWO  “LEADER” GERMAN  STEIN

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English as a second language #6.     On eBay  [6-2011]

HEILDELBERG LITHOPHANE GERMAN   BEER STEIN –  “CODE OF ARMS”

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English as a second language #7.    On eBay [6–2011]

“ANTIQUE CIRCA 1845  ENGLAND “BALLISTER”  QUART BEER STEIN”-

Ballister =   Bal´lis`ter    (băl´lĭs`tẽr or băl`lĭs´tẽr)      n. 1. A crossbow.

Maybe [?] they meant =

Baluster =  (bl-str) n.1.    One of the upright, usually rounded or vase-shaped supports of a balustrade.

But then of course, that is an incorrect description too; as quoted: “usually rounded or vase-shaped.” This piece is about as straight as anyone could make it! To add insult to injury, it’s a “pub measure”and certainly not a beer stein!

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English as a second language #8.    On eBay [6-2011]

GORGEOUS SALT GLAZED WARRIOR, AND VERSE GERMAN STEIN 1L

I guess you can stand this stoneware warrior up in a corner, or maybe even outside as a lawn ornament?

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English as a second language #9.    On eBay [10-2011]

“BOOT” BEER STEIN       Item No.  350494987893

I don’t know of anyone whose foot wold fit this “Boot” Beer stein, except perhaps Martin Short, actor from the mini-series “Merlin.”

If the eBay seller had even looked at the side scene, they might have gotten a clue. But they were from “Fred-neck” Maryland, what can one expect ? 

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English as a second language #10.   On eBay [11-2011]

“LIDDED BEER STEIN with HOLOPHANE picture in bottom BLUE ONION Meissen antique.”

(NOT CERTAIN WHAT TO CALL IT , SIMPLY MAKE UP A WORD!)

I guess a ‘Holophane’ is the result of illicit t sex between a ‘Hologram’ and a ‘Lithophane.

(READERS: There is no such word!)

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RUNNER UPS

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English as a second language   [RUNNER UP NO.1 ] On eBay  [3-2011]

SHEFFIELD PEWTER MUG “WITH DICES”

According to “The Free Dictionary “Dices”  is secondary but allowable – but who the hell ever says “dices”?

Probably the same people that say “etched”, when they should be saying “engraved.”

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English as a second language. RUNNER UP (NO..2 ) as I can see it would take a basic knowledge about beer to recognize this [Maybe?] …. On eBay, 9-2011.

The eBay seller’s  description was:

RARE! EARLY HAND MADE ANIMAL HORNS GLASS STEIN – DEVIL?

This so amused me I just had to buy this 1/2 liter hand blown glass mug from about 1880 with a very heavy done enameled Goat= “Bock” =  German symbol for “Bock Bier.”

“Bock is the term for a strong lager of German origin. Several substyles are based on bock, including maibock or helles bock, a paler, more hopped version generally made for consumption at spring festivals; doppelbock, a stronger and maltier version; and eisbock, a much stronger version made by partially freezing the beer and removing the water ice that forms.

Originally a dark beer, a modern bock can range from light copper to brown in colour.[1] The style is very popular, with many examples brewed internationally”     Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bock.

Another example of a “devil’s stein.” This time in pressed clear glass and nowhere near as nice an enameling job.

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English as a second language   [RUNNER UP NO.4 ] From a well known  American Auction house,  4-2012:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 303: GERMAN BEER STEIN,   (A)  “MAGNUM,”   

H 16″, DIA 6″
Beer garden scene in relief. With metal hinged lid.

DuMouchelles: Detroit, MI, USA
Auction Date: April 20, 2012

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[FROM] http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page

Noun= magnum (plural magnums or magna (rare))
 

1.(wine) A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.

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English as a second language  [RUNNER UP NO.15]  From an ad on eBay (Ohio auction hous,  in June  of 2013:

“6 PIECE GERMAN POTTERY TANKARD SET WITH SANITARY PEWTER LID”-

…………. And so readers, when you use this set with silverware be certain to include a “Sanitary Napkin!

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[AWPF  – SOK? – 18 –nodd]

“It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.”