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#1 Fred Borgmann

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:46 PM

I found this beer stein in a church resale shop. It is in the style of the old German military steins accept that this one is post WWII American, 330th Field Artillery, Battery B.  It pictures an American cannon in action, the Ulm Cathedral and the unit crest with a Pvt's name.  Can anyone here give me an idea as to age, rarity and value?  Thanks, Fred

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#2 Fred Borgmann

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:47 PM

Here is the Cathedral view:

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#3 The Meatcan

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:53 AM

Fred, my dad was in 330th FAB 1953-55 so your stein is least that old. I think the 330th FAB was rolled into some other FAB by the late 1950s (but I could be wrong on that!) Pretty sure the unit moved to Ulm around 1954 or so.

No idea on value of your stein but given the relatively small size of the unit and it’s short history, it’s probably worth something.

Very cool find!

Terry


Edited by The Meatcan, 08 June 2019 - 02:59 AM.


#4 Fred Borgmann

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:32 AM

Thanks Terry!



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:50 AM

Given the elaborate cap and earlier era (pre-60's?), the stein is probably a $150 item to a hardcore stein collector if whole. I would expect to see some sort of thumb tab associated with the lion figural to make opening the stein easier - does it look like an extension has broken off from behind the lion? Damage of that sort would lower the price. The most expensive steins would be from a bit earlier than this and have campaign credits as part of the decals.



#6 Fred Borgmann

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

Thanks m&t, nothing is missing or broken off though the cannon looks a bit off center. Fred



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

Nice find



#8 scottiques

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:45 PM

Most of these date from the 1950s- 60s.  Not sure if they were souvenirs or unit presentation pieces.

 

The unit will drive values.  I'd think that this one would top out in the $75- $100 range.

 

Scott



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:44 PM

The piece appears to be an 8" self-propelled gun carriage which makes some sense since artillery units were based in Ulm. What's surprising about this krug (it's not a "stein") is that it's named to an enlisted man, they're almost always named to an officer. Is there a lithopane in the bottom?



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:01 PM

The piece appears to be an 8" self-propelled gun carriage which makes some sense since artillery units were based in Ulm. What's surprising about this krug (it's not a "stein") is that it's named to an enlisted man, they're almost always named to an officer. Is there a lithopane in the bottom?

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