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NOTE: While some items may be in excellent or like new condition, most have been used and show some evidence of use - but are excellent for display unless stated otherwise.
"Ballentine - Ale - Ballentine - Beer - Ballentine" around the base of an approx. 7¼" tall, foam scraper holder. The cobalt glass, and base are both in excellent, to near mint condition. Would work great as a desk caddy for pencils, pens, etc. From the late '30s to early '40s. $75
"Olympia Brewing Company - It's the Water" with the horseshoe logo and "Tumwater" on a 3¾" x 5" bronze desk set, made by By-Natale, Inc. of Grove City, PA. These were a one time Christmas gift for Olympia's distributors, and not available to the general public. Scarce! $45
"Acme Gold Label - Acme Breweries San Francisco and Los Angeles" - Heavy, metallic, foil window display, 6" x 5" ca.1953 - perfect for framing or as an appliqué. Near Mint cond. $15 (free shipping)
"Anheuser-Busch / Old Lager" on a 4" mug - official A-B product. Near mint cond. $10
"Anheuser-Busch / The Pale Lager" on a 4" mug - official A-B product. Near mint cond. $10
"Grand Prize" beer mug, in hard plastic, from Houston, TX. $8
"Rainier Beer and Ale - slow brewed - Slow Aged - Rainier Brewing Company - Honolulu" on a single sided, 4¼" dia. coaster, ca.1937. A rare Hawaiian coaster, especially in mint condition! $65 (free shipping)
"Hop Gold Beer" on a single sided 4" dia. coaster, ca.1933, from the Star Brewery Co. of Vancouver, WA. A rare coaster, in this excellent condition. $60 (free shipping)
"Rainier Pale Beer" on a porcelain coaster with plated brass fret work. From Seattle Brewing & Malting, ca.1910. Made in Germany. $48
"It's the Age of Acme - Fine Beer Since 1860" from "Acme Breweries San Francisco" on a single sided, 4⅛" dia. coaster, ca.1947. Excellent condition. $20 (free shipping)
"Knickerbocker / The Beer Drinkers Beer" from Jacob Ruppert Brg. Co., Brooklyn, NY. Often called tip trays, actually a metal coaster from the '70s. Excellent cond. $8 ea. (free shipping) two available - sold singly
two available - sold singly
"Braumeister - Special Pilsener beer - Milwaukee's Choicest" from the Independent Milwaukee Brewery, ca.1941. $5 (free shipping)
"Stegmaier" beer coaster (reverse same but in blue) from the Stegmaier Brg. Co., Wilkes-Barre, PA. $3 (free shipping)
One "Primo" beer coaster ca.1954, from the Hawaiian Brewing Co, Honolulu, T.H. $6 (free shipping)
Two "Gibbons" beer coasters - from the Gibbons Brewery, Wilkes-Barre, PA. $3
"Tavern Pale" beer coaster from the Atlantic Brewing Co. of Chicago - from early 60s. $5 (free shipping)
Six beer coasters: "Moab Brewery" - "Alaskan Brewing Co." - Boundary Bay Brewery" - "Emerald City Ale" - "Silver City" and "Chuckanut Brewery" $2 ea. (free shipping)
Sold separately or $10 for all six
Alpha-numeric references for these Miniatures and the Coors Ceramics below are from Robert Kay's "Miniature Beer Bottles & Go-Withs" as is the grading standard.
"Acme Lager Beer" ca.1934 "Brewed by - Ceral Products Refining Corp. - San Francisco, Calif." Designated [CA-5] 4¼" tall, salt shaker cap, decal label, bottle made by Muth. The earliest, and toughest, mini from Acme - and the only one that says "Lager Beer". Grade 1-2. $25
"Acme Beer" ca.1937 "Brewed by - Acme Breweries, San Francisco, Calif." Designated [CA-6] 3 in. tall, early crimp style salt shaker cap, decal label, "non-fattening" annotation below "Acme" - Grade 1-2. $15 CA-6
"Acme Beer" ca.1947 "Brewed by - Acme Breweries, San Francisco, Calif." Designated [CA-22] 3" tall, salt shaker cap, paper/foil label, "no deposit-no return" bottle made by Muth. Grade 1-2. $10
"Olympia Beer" in black, on both sides of a 2⅜" tall, glass mini-mug (shot glass or toothpick holder). Grade 1. $7
Salt Shakers ~ During Prohibition salt was often added to home-brew to enhance the head.
This practice continued when beer was legalized, and taverns usually placed salt shakers on the Bar.
In 1933 the Coors Porcelain Co. began producing salt shakers to promote the brand. They first made a long neck, then a stubby was introduced in 1936 (above right). A barrel was also produced (right) that is often sold in pairs as salt & peppers, but were only salts. Then in '37 the label changed on their beer bottles and cans, so the salt shakers changed as well (above left).
With the onset of WWII the porcelain factory concentrated on the war effort, and salt shakers were no longer produced.
Alpha-numeric references for the Coors Ceramic salt shakers are from Robert Kay's "Miniature Beer Bottles & Go-Withs" as is the grading standard.
"Coors - Golden Beer - Adolph Coors, Golden, Colorado" on a 4¼" tall, ceramic salt shaker. The long-neck is the earliest, and toughest, mini from Coors, ca.1933 - designated CO-6. Has original cork. Grade 1-2. Sold
"Coors - Golden" separated by the company logo, with Adolph Coors - Golden Colorado" - all on a 2" tall, ceramic salt shaker, ca.1935 - designated CO-10. Has original cork. Grade 1-2. Sold
"Alt Heidelberg brand Beer", IRTP in burnished gold, 3.2%, 32oz., Columbia Breweries, Tacoma, WA, 4" x 5" - Unused, ca.1948. $12 (free shipping) L-1
"Columbia Pale Ale", IRTP in burnished gold & green, 6%, Columbia Breweries, Tacoma, WA, 2⅞" x 4⅛" - Unused, ca.1948. $8 (free shipping)
"Columbia Pale Ale", IRTP in burnished silver, 12 oz., Columbia Breweries, Tacoma, WA - 3" x 3⅝" - Unused, ca.1948. $8 (free shipping) L-5
"Columbia Pale Ale", IRTP in burnished silver & green, 3.2%, Columbia Breweries, Tacoma, WA, 2⅞" x 4⅛" - Unused, ca.1948. $8 (free shipping) L-6
"Columbia Pale Ale", IRTP in burnished silver & green, 4%, 32oz, Columbia Breweries, Tacoma, WA, 4" x 5" - Unused, ca.1948. $10 (free shipping) L-7
"Townsend Lager Beer" - Pre-prohibition label, ca.1910-1916, from the Port Townsend Brewing Co., Pt. Townsend, WA, a branch of the Olympia Brg. Co. of Tumwater. Unused. $4 (free shipping)
"Rodeo Beer" IRTP label, ca.1938, with tear out section (see right) from the Salinas Brewing & Ice Co., Salinas, Calif. $25 (free shipping)
"Monterey Beer / Withdrawn Free of Internal Revenue Tax for Exportation" - ca.1942, from the Monterey Brewing Co., Salinas, Calif. $30 (free shipping)
"Old Monterey XXX Extra Dry Ale" - 12 oz. IRTP label from the Monterey Brewing Co., Salinas, Calif. $20 (free shipping)
"Rodeo Beer" - IRTP label from the Monterey Brewing Co., Salinas, Calif. $20 (free shipping)
"Old Monterey XXX Extra Dry Ale" - 11 oz. IRTP label from the Monterey Brewing Co., Salinas, Calif. $18 (free shipping)
"Hamm's BEER - Born in the Land of Sky Blue Waters" china, 6¾" ashtray. Near Mint cond. $10
Style B-24 "Acme Beer" blank on reverse. 3", pat. app. Nov33 1934. $10
Style E-14 "Lucky Lager / Aged for Flavor" same on reverse. 3½" from West Coast - near Mint cond. $6
Style E-14 "Regal Pale Beer / Light and Mellow" same on reverse. 3½" from SF - near Mint cond. $6
Style I-12 "Rheingold - Extra Dry - Lager Beer" same on reverse - 3⅝" - Excellent cond. $4
Regal Pale Beer, San Francisco, CA (ca.1939) $2 (free shipping)
Richbrau Beer, Richmond, VA (ca.1939) $2 (free shipping)
1939 NY World's Fair, Schlitz Beer, Milwaukee, WI $2 (free shipping)
"Lucky Lager" flat, ca.1956 - bottom opened. Very Good cond. $18
"Best Beer" - Keglined steel can - Brewed & Packed by Best Brewing Corporation, Chicago, Ill. ca.1962. Very Good cond. $15
"The Breweriana Collector" a publication of NABA - the National Association of Breweriana Advertising. This is issue #131 from Fall 2005. Feature articles: the Weinhard Brewery, and the Collinsville Brewery. Also the Frank Fehr Brewery and Falstaff near-beer labels. 40 pgs. $8
"American Breweriana Journal" an ABA publication. This is issue #135 from May-June 2005. Feature article: History of the Bellingham Bay Brewery. Also the History of the Mathie-Ruder Brewing Co. of Wausau. 48 pages. $8
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