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Posted 7 years ago


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This Stein has been in my family for more than 60 years. I would like to know what it is worth.


  1. Sue, 7 years ago
    It is a Mettlach and shows duelling students.
    It is worth about $400
  2. AZsteincollector, 4 years ago
    This is an etched stoneware stein of a student banquet made by Villeroy & Boch at their Mettlach, Germany factory. There should be a two-digit number below and to the right of the logo on the bottom. This indicates the year of manufacture, 88 for 1888 and 01 for 1901. The text is: “Gaudeamus igitur, juvenes dum sumus.”
    (Let us now rejoice, because we are young.) The lid text is taken from the first two lines of a song in Latin entitled De Brevitate Vita (The Brevity of Life) that has been popular among German students since the 13th century. Stein auction prices in mint condition range from $350to $450, but that includes about a 30% commission. Visit to learn more about antique German beer steins.
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago

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