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Note to site visitors: Steve passed away on 2/12/16 and will no longer be adding or contributing to this site. The site will remain on the web in his honor – untouched – with his personality and fingerprints all over it. I (his boy Mikey – as he calls me) am locking the site from further alterations and leaving it as-is – like the dusty old display cases in his house. Please enjoy it as an educational resource and maybe use it to get to know the old fart himself now that he’s gone. He took a tremendous amount of pride in this site. We’ll all miss him – The Virginian… Everything else on here, and below this line is all him… You can recognize it by the text being typed in all CAPS…


 

 SPECIAL NOTICE: WORK ON THIS SITE INCLUDING NEW PAGES  AND NEEDED EDITING** WILL “HOPEFULLY BEGIN AGAIN BEFORE  THE NEW YEAR 2015-16 .

**(NO THANKS TO “WORD PRESS” WHICH KEEPS LOSING POSTED PHOTOGRAPHS FOR NO DAMN REASON [WORD PRESS SUCKS! ▼ ▼

 EDITOR’S NOTE –  IF THE SPACING ON THIS PAGE OR ANY OTHER APPEARS TO BE OFF…. IT IS….!!  EVERYTIME THESE NITWITS PUT OUT A NEW EDITION  OF “WORD PRESS” IT MESSES UP  SEVERAL OF MY PAGES!   “WORD PRESS” IS A TERRIBLE DATA PROGRAM TO WORK ON  PHOTOS WITH!   PHOTOS THAT HAVE BEEN CAPTURED FOR MONTHS SUDDENLY GO OFF TO “NEVER NEVER LAND” FOR NO REASON.  THE ONLY REASON I STILL USE IT IS THAT IT IS FREE AND AS I’M NOT CHARGING YOU,  THE READER TO USE IT….. SO AS I’M GETTING NO MONEY,  I PUT UP WITH THE STUPID SHIT IT DOES.          BUY SOMETHING THAT WORKS IF YOU ARE THINKING OF STARTING A WEB SITE .   SLS

 

 

THERE HAVE BEEN TOO MANY CHANGES IN MY HOME LIFE TO PERSUE THIS ENDEVOR THROUGH THE YEARS OF  2013 THROUGH 2015. 

 I HAVE OVER 100 UNANSWERED STEIN  QUESTIONS  IN MY EMAIL BIN RIGHT NOW!  AND ABOUT 2,000 UNPOSTED, NUT TITLED  PHOTOS FOR THIS SITE .

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

STEPHEN  SMITH , EDITOR

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PLEASE NOTE:

I DO NOT DO VALUE ($$$’s) APPRAISALS!  OR DO ASSESSMENTS AS FOR INSURANCE OR ESTATES

FOR “POSSIBLE VALUES [PLEASE GO TO:  [1] the web site for “Stein Collector’s International”   @ http://www.steincollectors.org/ AND CLICK ON “STEIN TALK” -IN THE 2ND ROW —UPPER LEFT

OR[2]: ANY OF THE RECOMMENDED STEIN DEALERS / AUCTIONEERS  AS LISTED ON MY “LINKS” PAGE.

= http://www.steveonsteins.com/links-1

  I just do not have the TIME  OR INCLINATION TO APPRAISE! a bunch of steins  (I get about 10 to 20 requests every week  !!!   There are way  too many variables►  condition, location, time of year, present trends in stein/ drinking vessel  collecting, local (and now national) economics; but by far the “biggest problem  of all ….in communicating  “so called values” are the prior expectations by the owner[s]! (which are usually based on hearsay and old, old rumors provide by other family members!!

Also to be considered for any type  of ‘value” comparison / or value research  is from whom or where  are you buying the piece.or where and what for any one piece sold for… There is a vast difference between buying Any given stein at a local auction  or antique shop and buying one from one of the  national or international stein auctioneers and of course the major USA auction companies such as Soetheby’s OR Christies who now charge over 22% (I think)  just for “the privilege” of buying something from them!…… 

 This  web site was  started as an informational site for beginning beer stein collectors that would be looking for the info and not the general public. but this site does have  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 should have that subject matter word withinit. 

NOTE: I am sorry… but  this feature is case sensitive  (A “word press: feature, and  not MINE  !!!!!

STILL WISH TO CONTACT MABOUT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE?  EMAIL:  STEVE (STEPHEN)  = thevirginian@cox.net  [8-13]

 

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Steve’s belief: Have no doubt: the price of “cheap” natural gas obtained by hydraulic fracturing (aka, “fracking”) is actually quite exorbitant: nothing less than poisoning of the waters of Earth.  It is a looming ecological nightmare (see the video of the lady  turning on the faucet and setting fire to the water coming out!!) that requires the opposition of every human being who loves life more than money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LBjSXWQRV8

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd8pr6uFA_Y