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 VERSION 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 V & A COLUMBINE CUP …… INFO FROM SITE This cup once belonged to the Nuremburg Goldsmiths Corporation. It has been attributed to the workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer. Apprentice goldsmiths applying for master-goldsmith status usually had to make a trial piece of work, or ‘masterpiece’, that met an agreed standard of workmanship. From 1531 until 1572 Nuremberg apprentices were required to make a columbine cup (named after its resemblance to the columbine flower), a gold ring set with a precious stone and a steel seal die. In some guilds apprentices or journeymen were not allowed to marry until their masterpieces had been accepted. Otherwise, they were subject to fines. If a masterpiece was refused, applicants could continue as journeymen working for other goldsmiths. They could also try to persuade a master to submit their work under his hallmark, although this defied guild regulations
note to me I need kasiser prize reservist for Kaiser prize in compendium
please note 9-30-2013 version ▼ stopped posting this message on 9-30 @: bv Not your average drinking vessel. I do wish some of these were mine.  did kegels page 2-4-14 also Boh vs Bav copper same date
I DO NOT DO VALUE ($$$’s) APPRAISALS! OR DO ASSESSMENTS AS FOR INSURANCE OR ESTATES
FOR “POSSIBLE VALUES [PLEASE GO TO:  the web site for “Stein Collector’s International” @ http://www.steincollectors.org/ AND CLICK ON “STEIN TALK” -IN THE 2ND ROW —UPPER LEFT
OR: ANY OF THE RECOMMENDED STEIN DEALERS / AUCTIONEERS AS LISTED ON MY “LINKS” PAGE.
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 within it.
NOTE: I am sorry… but this feature is case sensitive (A “Word Press: feature, and not MINE !!!!!
STILL WISH TO CONTACT ME ABOUT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE? EMAIL: STEVE (STEPHEN) = [email protected] [8-13]
Hand craftefrom one piece of wood, this bird is only 8 inches tall [FWTD] this was foundf on GJ page for what reason – ???