Show us you favorite stein.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ATL6245, May 7, 2022.

  1. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    We have a thread on unique glasses. I have an affinity for beer steins. I'd love to see your favorite or even a unique on. This is one of my favorites, which was given to me by my mother-in-law. She acquired it via a relative who brought it back from Germany. I wish I knew more about its origin.

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  2. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,024) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    @ATL6245 I love you for this thread. Long story short my grandparents were stationed in Germany in the 50s and 60s and brought home a crap ton of steins. My strung out cousin took them all and pawned them. Consequently that side of my family doesn't understand why I dislike them so much... anyway, here is a shot of current stoneware mugs. Not sure if youd call them steins but whatever. Technically most are tankard, and there are a few more tankards not pictured.
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  3. richOutsidePhilly

    richOutsidePhilly Initiate (25) Jan 27, 2021 Pennsylvania

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    Brought this back as a souvenir from Munich. Not sure if it counts, it's just a mini. But I like looking at it, not crazy about drinking out of steins, mugs, etc.
     
  4. richOutsidePhilly

    richOutsidePhilly Initiate (25) Jan 27, 2021 Pennsylvania

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    And somebody left this little mug in their trash the other day, along with a whole bunch of beer glassware...
     
  5. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Oh wow! That's a great collection! And some unusual pieces to boot. That is really a shame those pieces were pawned off. Steins and tankards are great heirlooms to pass along through the family. Thanks for sharing! :beers:
     
  6. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    That a nice looking piece. No these really aren't for drinking out of. They are heirlooms and collectors items. The paintings and designs are really impressive when you examine them closely. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  7. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    An unfortunate crack in that one. Makes you wonder why they didn't take them to a thrift store or some place? It's amazing what you'll find sometimes at a Goodwill store. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    I have a handful of these and would like to acquire a few more. A fairly expensive hobby. This is another of my collection. Found it in an antique shop by accident over ten years ago. Couldn't believe I was that lucky.
    The inscriptions:
    On the front: "the zither player"

    "Never go without"
    And
    " Fill and empty"
    My sentiments exactly!

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  9. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,024) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I have a habit of buying one every year I make it to the Colorado Renaissance Festival.
     
  10. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,848) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Holly cow! Pick just one?

    This was my great-grandfather’s. He probably got it after emigrating, as he and his two brothers were young boys when they were sent over. (My research hit a roadblock, if anyone has leads, please send them my way). Knowing that it was from their home town, and had been used by at least three generations before me, makes it a sentimental favorite.

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    I use it occasionally. Too bad the brewery closed before I could try their beer.
     
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  11. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,693) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    Really nice collection ,I always liked those types of steins/tankards.
    Im always amazed when family screws up and they are in utter shock when someone gets mad at them.
    I've worked in the field of addiction and its not taken into account how much damage is done. Money stolen,jewelry pawned, although this is a first for me hearing it was steins
     
  12. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,236) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Here are three of many. Way down there in the bottom of the cabinet!
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  13. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,024) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    My uncle, the father of the cousin who pawned the steins, pawned off my grandfather's Civil War Navy cutlass for Coke. Its a shame.
     
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  14. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,693) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    If I had a dollar for every story I've heard like this i could probably buy back all the stuff in every pawn shop. Its beyond a shame and sorry that happened.
     
  15. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,236) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Yikes. I hope it was a 12-pack. Nah, sorry......I've got all of my Dad's stuff from his last stint in The Philippines- including medals and commendations ( a personal letter from George Marshall). But no weapons. He swore them off......
     
  16. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  17. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (943) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My parents had a few of those that my mom shipped back from a trip overseas in the mid 1950’s. Probably German as she was at the Mercedes factory picking up a friends car, a gullwing. They traveled all over for the summer shipping things back home and eventually shipped the car back via ship.

    Back to point. I ruined these when I was young due to the malleable pewter tops. It was fun bending metal in my hands. Oh well.

    Enjoy
     
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  18. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,880) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    One of my favorites, from the Avon collection. I like the overall design and the art work, and the paw print on the tang is particularly cool.

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    Another of my favorites. My sister found this and gave it to me in remembrance of Brittany, my springer spaniel. We didn't hunt, but she sure loved the gun range.

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  19. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,848) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Ok, here’s the fun favorite.



    Schultz & Dooley are an inseparable pair.

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  20. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,848) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    And the style favorite. Jugendstil steins

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    I have a salt pot, from my maternal grandparents, to match the stein n the right.
     
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  21. richOutsidePhilly

    richOutsidePhilly Initiate (25) Jan 27, 2021 Pennsylvania

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    These pix got deleted, so adding them back for the archives.
     
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  22. Spade

    Spade Aspirant (248) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I posted these last Oktoberfest... this was a gift from the wife on one of our early anniversaries.

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  23. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    That's what I'm talking about! What a great story. Like you said, just having something that connect you family and a bit of history is very cool. That's a nice piece too. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  24. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Those are beautiful! Love the horse drawn wagon with the barrels. Thanks for sharing!
     
  25. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    You should have been horse whipped. :joy:
     
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  26. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Awesome clip. Never seen that before. Yep those are quite unique. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  27. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    VERY cool. I had never heard of an artistic period in German referred to as Jugendstil. I'm guessing those are fairly rare? Great share!
     
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  28. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Those are two nice pieces. One of the unique characteristics of many steins are they are hand painted. I love that paw print too. Haven't see that on to many. The second pick, that's was quite thoughtful of your sister. And great choice of beer n the pic too! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  29. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Well now that was a great anniversary gift! That stamping on the lid, excellent. Glad you showed a pic of that. Excellent share! Thanks!
     
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  30. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,848) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Jugendstil is essentially the German version of Art Nouveau. These two were gifts, from my wife, and I think they are 21st C. reproductions. The salt pot is from the period, and it is unclear if it emigrated with the family.

    They had roughly 753 children, so the stories get a bit jumbled.
     
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  31. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Wow! I'll bet they did!
     
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  32. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,152) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

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    finally got one of these on my last germany trip. am now an official old guy.
     
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  33. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Holy cow! I've never seen a one like that. Is that genuine wood all the way?
     
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  34. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,152) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    yeah. hand-made by büttnerei weis near bad staffelstein north of bamberg germany
     
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  35. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Excellent! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  36. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,152) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    welcome. these are still in use by quite a few old timers over there, so it's legit and truly practical. fun, too.
     
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  37. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,848) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    :wink:
     
  38. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,475) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I just happened to be watching Antiques Roadshow tonight while reading your posts. I found a screen grab of these wooden steins:
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  39. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (903) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Whoa! Those were either Paul Bunyan's or maybe from the Goliath Collection BC. Sit down with one of those and you aren't playing around. Lol!
     
  40. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Nice item. Hey, I've got a wooden mug, too, but it's ...uh...different.
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    (Perhaps as different as the current PBR is from classic German lagers?)

    A number of US brewers offered pewter mugs as promotional items over the years. I've got a few - Black Horse Ale and Ballantine Ale come to mind. Rather than take a photo of the latter, I'll just add a pic of this POP poster that featured one.
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