“Roll Out The Barrel – We’ll Have a Barrel of Fun ” PAGE 2 .Copper / Brass / Silver Barrel Steins
A copper-over plaster wall plaque. Monks brewing-and drinking.” The one on the left uses a small drinking horn. Unknown maker; a very nice go-with. 13-1/2″ [x] 9-1/2″. COPPER BODIED BARREL STEINS WITH USUALLY BRASS STAVE HOLDERS (BODY RINGS) .OR VISE VERSA Besides myself and one other member of the Gambrinus Beer Stein Collector’s Club there […]
“Roll Out The Barrel – We’ll Have a Barrel of Fun Page 1 – “
As nice as this German carving of a monk and his beer stein is , one can always fine another version done by a person who just should have stayed in bed that day. As in – see next example below ▼. . ABOVE ▲ .FOLK ART CARVING FROM ROMANIA. I OFTEN WONDER WHO BOUGHT THIS […]
Artillery shell character steins (or) “Let’s just blow the shit out of each other the whole year long, but sing ‘Merry Christmas’ on one day of the year, okay?”
Now, is this not a happy scene? A nice Christmas Tree for the boys that have been blown apart in the trenches during WWI! For an even more “makes me want to puke! ” video produced in 2014 by Sansbury’s (an English food firm) trying to be politically correct 100 years later!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM&feature=youtu.be No need for me to […]
The “Nurnberg Tricher,” its “Funnel Man” and Its Relationship to the “The Minnesingers” and “The Meistersingers.”
A F. Heckert enameled “Humpen” of Franz Sachs. About 10 inches tall. (D.H.) Dietmat von Aist (Codex Manesse.) Dietmar von Aist was a Minnesinger from a baronial family of Upper Austria, documented between 1140 and 1171, whose work is representative of the lyric poetry of the Danube region. THE MINNISINGER – THESE ARE THE SINGERS WHO […]
Kegels, the Predecessors to America’s 10 Pins: Gut-Heil / Gut-Holz and Pigs and Rats.
“GOOD WOOD” and “HOORAY – ALL NINE” (THE PIN BOY DOESN’T COUNT!) In 1841 a law in Connecticut banned “ninepin bowling” lanes due to associated gambling and crime, and people were said to circumvent the letter of the prohibition by adding an extra pin, resulting in the US game of “ten-pin bowling!” PER WICKOPEDIA: In […]
“52 Pick Up” – Cards on beer steins and old drinking vessels.
The card playing monkeys, one getting ready to” slap down” a card. In “illegal play pinochle,” this “slap” means [a] the person doing it is now out of the suit just played, and it is a signal to one’s partner to lead that suit next time, so that the person doing the “slapping down” can […]
Fakes and Scams Some of the famous recent ones.
“Fakes and Scams,” some of the famous recent ones. NOTE TO NEW COLLECTORS: Fakes abound! Especially in what is called “Russian Silver” and it has been done in vast amounts. Even before their revolution the famous Russian -smith were making highly collectible and sought after pieces for silver / tankard collectors all over the world, therefore the reason […]
“Members Only” page.
“Note from Mikey: I’m leaving this oddball of a page up mostly because – to remove it would be to sanitize some of the little quirky things Steve thought were important to share – with little concern for how they might translate down the road… Maybe – if I come across enough of them […]