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Posted: 9/16/2009 1:22:59 PM EST
Ok, so I have obtained a sweet German pewter beer stein that my great grandfather had. The stein is dedicated to Albrecht Durer (the artist) and it's got a picture of him, his house, and two other locations. I have no idea how much this thing is worth, so I thought maybe you guys could tell me. I'm wanting to sell it on eBay.

Here are the pictures of it.
















Just a mark where a sticker has been
















Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:25:04 PM EST
$87.00
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:25:59 PM EST
Nice!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:29:13 PM EST
Is it just me or is it a sad day when someone will sell off their great grandfathers stein?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:30:44 PM EST
I never even met the guy. He also had a Hitler mustache.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:40:43 PM EST
I googled some of the significant words on the labels and found this: Pewter plate of the same breed

Doesn't sound like you're going to find much monetary value in this thing. (I am NO expert and could be totally wrong)

I'm not bashing you but, if I could make a suggestion, perhaps see if anyone else in the family would have any sentimental attachment to this thing before selling it?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:46:16 PM EST
I don't know, but maybe more pictures could help us determine.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:46:31 PM EST
You could send it to me for my birthday present, hahaha. That is nice I would keep it. I started to collect some before i left. You are not a beer drinker? I would keep it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:48:47 PM EST
I'll give you $5,000 for it! Wait, never mind it had a sticker on it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:49:47 PM EST
Tree fiddy.

Heres to selling family heirlooms!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:52:25 PM EST
apparent heirloom value = 0.00 dollars

filled with good beer = 5.00
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:54:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By VLODPG:
Is it just me or is it a sad day when someone will sell off their great grandfathers stein?


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:55:10 PM EST
Might as well fill it up with your great grandfather's ashes before you sell it, since he meant nothing to you.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:02:41 PM EST
I'll trade you a box of 308
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:09:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By VLODPG:
Is it just me or is it a sad day when someone will sell off their great grandfathers stein?

This.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:24:47 PM EST
It's not worth much.

Look at the seam on the side...poor quality if you can see it that well.

I'm guessing your Gramps got it in the mid 1970's, but very few things from the mid 1970's have any real value unless it's a house...and it's not a house.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:32:37 PM EST
Why is it empty?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:34:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Taxman:
I'll trade you a box of 308


How large is the box, and how many rounds does it contain?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:35:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By ftwm:
Might as well fill it up with your great grandfather's ashes before you sell it, since he meant nothing to you.


OK all you people up in arms. This looks like some commemorative stein that hasn't touched a drop of beer.

If this was a stein he actually USED or (like the one I have from my grandpa) has his name engraved - then I would agree.

Its just a dust collector. Not everything owned by your ancestors are heirlooms or carry emotional value. Trust me. We gave a ton of shit away from my grandparents two estates.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:24:07 PM EST
Its too silver to be "old" true pewter with lead in it.

Probably made in the last 50 years based on the color offset printing on the paper.

The date on the thing is the birth year of the artist its commemorating.

$200.00 probably.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:26:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By saturnstyl:
Originally Posted By Taxman:
I'll trade you a box of 308


How large is the box, and how many rounds does it contain?


20 still sealed
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:36:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:
Its too silver to be "old" true pewter with lead in it.

Probably made in the last 50 years based on the color offset printing on the paper.

The date on the thing is the birth year of the artist its commemorating.

$200.00 probably.



Yeah that's what I was thinking, $200 I mean.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:41:13 PM EST
Didn't they have glass bottoms that you could see through when the stein was tipped up to drink?


The original beer goggles!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:45:41 PM EST
Is this the Antique Road Show forum?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:05:13 PM EST
Those are scenes from Nuremburg, Germany. I was stationed near there.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:23:32 PM EST
post 1950, no country of origin stamping, looks like mold marks and flaws in the casting, I'd almost bet it wasn't made in Germany.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:25:32 PM EST
This doesn't appear to be something that would attain "heirloom" status, not unless you knew he picked it up when he was in the Occupation Forces, or some similar significance,
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