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Collectible Beer Steins
Collectible Beer Steins
Beer steins have been around for centuries, and some are quite ornate. It is natural that they would become collectible. Indeed, some countries consider beer drinking a national pastime, and proudly produce extraordinary steins for the consumer to use in the local tavern.
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German Antique Steins
German steins can be quite well decorated with beautiful images. These steins can also be quite old, from a time when artists carefully added the images with great pride. These steins can provide a focus for the collection, producing that one piece everyone will admire.
But, is there a problem if you cannot get to Germany? How can these treasures be found? Look online, but do be careful. Chips, crazing, or other damage can be easily hidden by carefully choosing the angles from which the photographs are taken. If you cannot see the entire piece, let it go, no matter how much it will add to your collection. Oh, you can ask for more pictures, but when they are later discovered to be inaccurate will Ebay or any other site back up your claim that there the images showed what was not, and hid what was. Their only source f information is the listing, not your email account. And if you do ask for pictures, ask through their messaging, and accept answers only through their messaging.
German Lidded Beer Stein Collecting
Some beer companies like Budweiser produce numerous articles with the corporate name and logo. Having a customer pay for the right to advertise a product is, after all, a great way for a company to get its name out while making money that can be used for even more advertisement. And, the collecting mood of people is quick to add value to items bearing a corporate name or logo. Some people collect Budweiser memorabilia just as others collect John Deere, Coca-Cola, or Harley Davidson.
Beer company advertisement steins are collectible by both stein collectors and those who collect the corporate memorabilia.
Segment 2: Custom Made German Beer Steins from Steincenter.com
Avon has produces annual beer steins over a long period. They are generally nicely decorated, and more easily obtainable than antique steins. If it is just an attractive piece that interests you, these offer a good alternative to antique steins.
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Get A Book
The first thing one must do when getting a new collection started is to buy a book. It is extremely important to know the value before buying any collectible.