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Antiques and Collectibles

Beer Steins, Trays, Displays and More!

Check out our beer and whiskey collectibles! We will be adding steins, advertising collectibles, signs and much more over the coming weeks.

Antique breweriana Matthias Girmscheid of Hőhr 1 liter beer steinAntique breweriana Matthias Girmscheid of Hőhr 1 liter beer steinAntique breweriana Matthias Girmscheid of Hőhr 1 liter beer steinAntique Matthias Girmscheid of Hőhr 1 liter beer steinClose-up of stein766 markingHole on top of handleInside view of steinMarkings on bottom of steinHairline crack on bottomHairline crack

Antique Matthias Girmscheid of Hőhr 1 liter beer stein. This is an earlier stein since it doesn't have a capacity mark nor glazing on the bottom. It stands 12 inches tall and is 5 3/8 inches in diameter at its base. The sides are decorated with a fox hunting scene against a cobalt blue background. The writing around the bottom reads"Den Jager stets die Pirsch erfreut Sei's auf den Hirsch sei's auf die Maid" or "The hunter always pleased the game be it on the deer's was on the maiden". There is a hairline crack along the base and it has no lid. $495.00


Pewter lidded beer steinPewter lidded beer steinPewter lidded beer steinPewter lidded beer steinPewter lidded beer steinPewter lidded beer steinPewter lidInside view of lidStein with lid backBottom of stein

Engraved beer stein with pewter lid. I'm not sure of the manufacturer; the only markings on the bottom are "524" and a single "4". At the top it reads, "Lustige Leut" and at the bottom edge "Tyrolergrupe aus St. Louis 1904". Also to the right of the handle is "In freund ichaft treu"  It is marked 05 to the left of the handle which is probably 1/2 liter. The glossy finish has some fine crazing. No cracks or chips. Approximately 7 1/2 inches tall. $120.00


Vintage salt glazed steinVintage salt glazed steinVintage salt glazed steinVintage salt glazed steinPrositTop view of lidClose up of lidInside view of steinBase of stein

German salt-glazed beer stein with pewter lid. Inscribed ".5L" to the left of the handle. Has the toast "Prosit" on the front of the stein. The only mark on the bottom is "2". Stands 8 inches tall. There is a faint dent on the dome of the lid and edge, otherwise in excellent condition. $49.95


Vintage glass beer stein with pewter lidBeer stein with lid backClose up of stein decorClose up of pewter lid

Vintage glass beer stein with pewter lid features a man on a horse with his bugle and spear hunting stags. Decorated with flowers and plants. Stands 6 inches tall and is 5 1/2 inches in diameter at its widest point. Excellent condition. Possibly Dutch or German made. $49.95


Four Roses Whiskey wall clockBack of clockClose-up of writingUniversal Clock labelDoors open to change light bulbs

Vintage Four Roses Whiskey electric wall clock. Diameter is 15 inches. Made by Universal Clock Company of Whitestone New York. Has two light bulbs inside. Runs good. Not sure how to set it. Possibly missing stem to set time. Glass dome.$245.00


Pabst Blue Ribbon beer trayPabst Blue Ribbon beer tray rear viewPabst Blue Ribbon beer tray close-upSide view of trayWriting

Vintage Breweriana! Pabst Blue Ribbon beer tray. Diameter is 13 1/4 inches and depth is 1 1/2 inches. Imprinted on the rim is " Trade marks Reg. Pat. Off. Pabst Brewing Company. Milwaukee, Peoria Heights, Newark, Los Angeles, P-412". Minor surface scratches on front and back. Note light area on back of tray is scratches. No dents. Circa 1960's. $19.95


Vintage Falstaff beer trayBack side of beer trayFace detailNecklace detailFalstaff beer detailLabel

Vintage 1971 reproduction of an antique 1900 Falstaff advertising display on a steel beer tray. Measures 16 inches in diameter. Gold label on back has No. 4996. A little rust along the rim and a few minor blemishes on the surface. Very nice piece of breweriana. $65.00


Schlitz beer advertising thermometerBack of thermometerClose up of fairy and Schlitz beerSchlitz beer advertising thermometer close-upSplotch of white paint

Schlitz beer advertising thermometer made by Taylor. Measures 23 inches x 7 inches. Thermometer still works! The fairy with the Schlitz bottle is on an oval paper applied to the wooden plaque. Please note the "wrinkles" in this paper. The white areas on the back and bottom of the front are splotches of white paint. There is a screw hole near the bottom where this was attached to a wall. There is a keyhole slot in the back for hanging this nice breweriana collectible. Sold!


Four Roses Whiskey laminated metal advertising sign. Measures 13 1/2 inches x 14 1/2 inches. Beveled edges. The top of the sign reads "Four Roses" in gold lettering. At the bottom, it reads, "Fine American Whiskey, A blend of straight whiskies 90 proof, Frankfort Distillers Corporation, New York City". The label on the paper backing reads, "Caution! Prolonged exposure of this sign to direct sunlight in display windows will cause the colors to fade. Use only for interior store display. Frankfort Distillers Corp.". There are a couple of dents and small holes in the upper left corner. Also there is some discoloration that is probably rust spots below the bell. Some fading of picture. $125.00


Cast iron parrot bottle openerCast iron parrot bottle openerMarked 1940 on base

This vintage cast iron parrot is sitting on his perch waiting to open your beer bottles for you. He is marked 1940 on the base. The colors are faded but intact. He stands 5 1/4 inches tall. Sold!

Articulated abalone fish bottle openerClose up of abalone fish opener's mouthArticulated bodyMissing scales

This bottle opener would look great sitting on your bar! It has a made of metal rings that are covered in abalone and held together with pins to let the fish's body move side to side like a real fish. 8 inches long. Some abalone missing on ring next to tail. $49.95. Sold!