It is #1856, the "German Postal Eagle". It has text on is saying. "Postmann's Heil, stosst an, Postmann's Heil". Hail to the postman, clink your glasses, hail to the postman!
5 liter, stands about 9-1/4 tall. No visible defects or repairs, excellent condition. Lid opens and closes perfect.
This is a wonderful stein that is a rare find in this condition. The item "Antique Mettlach 1/2 L GERMAN POSTAL EAGLE Beer Stein 1856 RARE Mint" is in sale since Saturday, November 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".The seller is "sandman52498" and is located in Dubuque, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.