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Early Automobilia Stein

by David Bausch (10/01/08).

What links the history of the automobile and the history of automobilia? The answer is the love/hate relationship with the automobile. Much autombilia–prints, sheet music, steins, postcards, valentines–illustrates the conflict between automobile lover and hater.

One such item is the pictured beer stein, made in Germany around 1905. It depicts an early motorist who has just run over a farmer’s goose, a common event in the early days of motoring.

The value of such a stein is in the range of $350-$550, dependent upon the detail of the scene and the condition of the stein. A number of steins have been made in the past 20 years. Steins made in South America for companies such as Avon and some beer companies have little or no value to the antique stein collector. Many of the newer steins, though nice and well made, command no more then $35-$45.

P.S. I have some of the later steins in my collection because I collect almost anything picturing an early automobile.

2 Responses to “Early Automobilia Stein”

  1. kim says:

    HAVE A HANDARBBEIT 4 UNLIMITED EDITION ZOLLER AND BORN MADE IN GERMANY 52/50 HANDPAINTED QUARANTEED BY ___NAME I CANT EVEN READ. I WANT TO SELL IT AND HAVE NO CLUE AND HAVE NOT SEEN ANY LIKE THIS ONE, ALSO HAVE ONE THAT IS THE KING ORIGINAL 7- WANTING TO SELL BOTH. PERFECT CONDITION, HAVE BEEN STORED AWAY FOR 15 YRS IN MY CLOSET ALONE, INERESTED? OR ANY WORDS OF ADVISE, I HAVE A BIG COLLECION ID LIKE TO SELL, THEY JUST SITTING IN CLOSET, I INHERITED THEM SO MANY YRS AGO – I KNOW SOMEONE SHOULD BE ENJOYING THEM.

  2. Kim. Let me know what you have for sale and I will try and help you dispose of the collection. I would like a photo of what you list as King Original 7. Dave Bausch oldtoy@aol.com

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