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How to start collecting Imperial beer steins?

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    Question How to start collecting Imperial beer steins?

    Any advice on how one would begin to become educated about collecting ww1 imperial beer steins? (as well as the ww2 german "stubby" ones!!) How much should one expect to pay for an authentic ww1 regimental stein?
    Any suggested sites, dealers, etc? Thanks, Bill

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    I don't know anything about collecting beer steins, but the first thing you need to do is educate yourself on your chosen hobby. If there is any money in what you collect, somebody is trying to fake them. Look for sites specific to your hobby, you won't be the only one collecting them, and learn from the people who have been doing it for awhile.

    Next, get the reference books you need and study, study, and then study some more. Meet with collectors and find as many pictures of your chosen item as you can and note the details. Pretty soon, you'll be picking out the good from the bad and you will become, if not an expert, at least competent.

    Best regards,
    Sam

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    Go to this auction site.
    Gary Kirsner Auctions
    go to past auctions and check last march. Alot of military steins sold at that one.
    Top of the line steins and excelent reference books.
    Avoid ebay at all costs. Lots of fakes.
    Hope this helps.
    SteveR

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Go to this auction site.
    Gary Kirsner Auctions
    go to past auctions and check last march. Alot of military steins sold at that one.
    Top of the line steins and excelent reference books.
    Avoid ebay at all costs. Lots of fakes.
    Hope this helps.
    SteveR
    MANY, MANY THANKS!!!!

    Can I safely assume all the regimental steins listed in his auctions are legit ww1 era steins unless listed otherwise??

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    Hi Bill,

    Pretty much everything you'd need to know about Beer Steins and their history is here:

    Beer Stein Library - Main Menu

    I think it may answer many questions for you and be a big help to boot!

    Down the hatch, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default Re: How to start collecting Imperial beer steins?

    Yes the Imperial steins are good ones.
    I have never seen a fake stein yet on Kirsners auction site.
    SteveR

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Hi Bill,

    Pretty much everything you'd need to know about Beer Steins and their history is here:

    Beer Stein Library - Main Menu

    I think it may answer many questions for you and be a big help to boot!

    Down the hatch, Ned.
    Once again, MANY THANKS!!!! (I love this place!)

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