How do I identify my steins?
How to Tell if a Beer Stein is Valuable
- It’s German. If it’s made in Germany, odds are your stein is special.
- The lid is lighter on the inside.
- There’s no bump on the handle.
- It’s hand-painted.
- It tells a story.
- It’s made out of an expensive substance.
- Read more about collectibles and antiques on the SecurCare blog.
What steins are worth money?
German Stein Value You can find an antique German beer stein at a price range from $50 to $5,000. The precise information about the particular piece can make a difference of thousands of dollars. For example, a 17th-century American tankard, which belonged to one family for generations, was sold for $140,000.
How old is my German beer stein?
Markings and Identification
- Country of Origin. The country-of-origin mark tells you how old a stein mug is.
- Condition of the Beer Stein Lid. The lid of a mug will tell you a lot about its value.
- Decorative Figures and Shapes.
- Handle Bumps.
- Oldest Known Steins.
- Standard Stein Shape.
Why do German steins have lids?
The lid. The lids on beer mugs serve as a sanitary measure, especially to keep insects out of the beer. They are usually made out of pewter, and are usually equipped with a lever that is in reach of the thumb, so that it is possible to grab the mug and open and close the lid with a single hand.
How much is my German beer stein worth?
German beer steins can sell for under $50 or over $5,000, but many sell in the $100 to $500 range. To determine whether your stein is a valuable antique or just a cool collectible, you need to look for clues about how old the stein is, where it was made, and how it was made.
How can you tell if a beer stein is vintage?
How to Tell if Your German Beer Stein Is Valuable
- If the inside of the pewter lid is lighter than the outside, that indicates authenticity.
- Hand-painted steins will have minor imperfections and feel raised.
- Hand-carved designs indicate authenticity, and those with a German patriotic scheme can be more valuable.
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