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 TO APPRAISE! a bunch of steins
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 piecee 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 subject matter word within i. NOTE: I am sorry . but this feature is case sensitive (A “word press: feature not MINE !!!!!
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.