Antique German Reichswehr Military Beer Stein Telegraph Battalion c. Description: Very interesting German military beer stein manufactured shortly after World War I, from the Reichswehr period. The German army right after the war and the defeat of Germany was very small, so there are very few military steins from this period. This stein was made as the Christmas gift for the servicemen of the Signalling Battalion 7.Were the communications or Intelligence units, the Optical Telegraph Tower on the picture illustrates that the unit is Telegraph. Made of salt-glazed stoneware with enameled decoration. Depicts a building with an optical telegraph tower - this type of visual messaging was used where the actual wires were not available. The inscription reads: Nachrichten Abt 7. Weihnachten 1921" - "Communications Battalion 7, Christmas 1921. The date number is faded and hardly visible, but you can still see it. I have provided a picture from Gary Kirsner's book "German Military Steins" with the same stein different size with the date number clearly visible. The lid is pewter decorated with hops vines and engraved with the owner's name - Xaver Doerr. Please note - this type of lids with the tang connecting to the lid as one piece were only in use for a relatively short time - from 1910 to 1945.
The stein has both Marzi and Remy and R. I leave this mystery to the researches. The stein is in good condition - the picture is worn ou probably due to an excessive cleaning. The horizontal lines you see on front are firing lines - the don't go all the way to the inside.
Other that that there is no chips or cracks. It is 6 tall, 0.5L capacity. Condition: Good - some paint wear and firing lines on front. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "Antique German Reichswehr Military Beer Stein Telegraph Battalion c. 1921" is in sale since Tuesday, May 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.