At “Smith’s Museum and Tavern” – For Sale; and “Wanted” For the S M & T.

 

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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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For Sale

email Steve at: thevirginian@cox.net Do not use this site’s email service – please keep business off this web site!

BOTH OF THESE GREAT ENAMELED BEER/ WINE  SERVING JUGS – CIRCA 1880 =  2 for only $700.00 [PLUS SHIPPING]

JOSHEPHINEANHUTTE

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THERESIENTHAL  – SOLD

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ENGLISH STERLING


[TSACO]

*An English “sterling” tankard, dated 1741, with a” very tiny” restoration. (That is not the big area seen on the bottom of the photo, that one is from the camera’s flash.) This piece might be rated a 6 on the Smith-Paratore rarity scale.

Price $2,400.00.

This one happens to be mine and IS for sale and it’s price is way under the UK market, so please email me if you are interested.  thevirginian@cox.net **

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Three  “Sterling silver” chalices – NOW ONE GREAT PRICE……. if you  buy them all!

Email me for prices please:  thevirginian@cox.net

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A large Bohemian ruby-stained, engraved, and cut bowl (Monmouth?), 12 inches wide, with great engraved scenes on all four ends. Circa 1870-80.  Excellent condition!

 

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$250.00, plus shipping.

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For the wine lover!

Four hand painted (ruby stain) Bohemian wine decanters, various sizes, all with the original stained stoppers, and in very good condition. All Circa, 1840-65.  All four for $300.00, plus shipping.     [TSACO photo]

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ROSSTRAPPE –  GLASS BEAKER, FROM A GREAT GERMAN FABLE SITE

If you already read the two stories “Bewitched – The Harz Mountains” and “Bewitched2 – The Harz Mountains” you will know what town I am talking about: Thale. It means “valley” in old German and really you will see that the two mountains around it are very steep on that place. The famous author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe loved it there and also Heinrich Heine mentioned Thale in his well-known book “Harzreise” (Harz tour).

You can reach the top of the mountains with either a cable car going to the Hexentanzplatz (Witches Dancing Place) or through a chairlift going to the other side, the Rosstrappe (Horse track).

The legend tells that there was once a beautiful giant princess called Brunhilde. When she was out on her horse one day, a giant knight, Bodo, chased her. Brunhilde did not have another choice than trying to jump over the valley from the Hexentanzplatz to the Rosstrappe. She made it, but lost her crown in the river. Bodo on the other hand did not succeed.

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He fell into the river that is now called after him: Bode. He turned into a giant black dog that is supposed to watch the princess’s crown.

Stories say that any diver who has ever tried to find the crown has died (A challenge to Trace Malin). The river really is dangerous in some spots, but also very beautiful. You still can see the spot where Brunhilde’s horse hit the ground with its hoof. It is called Rosstrappe.

Historians believe that the old Germans used it as a fireplace to worship their gods. You reach the track on a path that leads through the woods often offering great views into the steep valley and over the land.

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THE SCENE FROM MY GLASS BEAKER:

FABLE BEAKER: 5 inches tall, with a crushed glass surround over mouth blown clear glass, gold leaf wording and rim work . Circa 1870-80. Excellent condition. Asking $195.00.

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I am looking for Art Nouveau steins as above with green  glass with small bubbles …..or clear glass all with medieval  scenes on them.

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Also searching for very old silver mounted ‘Drinking Horns’ such as shown in this print.   Top dollars paid!!!

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I am also looking for any stein that shows a “white bear” on it similar to this North German fayence.

 

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[END – SOK – 22  -R5]

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