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We would like to thank the Copper Art Museum of Clarkdale Arizona and Drake Meinke for this month's Featured Stein. Drake is the newest member of SCI and the Arizona Stein Collectors; and is also the curator of the Copper Art Museum. To read more about this interesting stein, click on the picture to the left, and if you ever find yourself around Sedona Arizona, drop down to Clarkdale to see this month's and other copper steins.
Attention SCI members! Prosit is in the mail. Expect delivery in one to three weeks or sooner if you are lucky.
Also, Martin Estep's pictures of the 2013 Los Angeles convention are now
available through the site's Convention page.
American military or "cold war" steins as seen on the right have become increasingly popular in recent years. For more information about these steins see the article by Mario Pancino in the March issue of Prosit. The issue contains many more articles in addition to those listed below. Click on the picture for a list of all the articles in this issue.
Featured in this issue are:
Adolf Lochner at the Siege of Tsingtau
by Joe Christensen
Character Stein “Go Withs”
by David Harr
Why I Collect Cold War Steins
by Mario Pancino
A History of Lidded Rookwood Steins
by George Hibben
by Martin Kiely
Since 1965, when SCI was founded, this quarterly journal has been a leading source of information for stein collectors, and has provided the basis for the stein collecting community. Over 5,000 pages of "steinformation" have been published to date.
Each issue is full of original articles of interest to stein collectors: unusual finds, artists, history, military pipe bowls, themes, marks and more.
The cover of the Current issue of Prosit is shown on the left. Click on the picture for a list of contents, along with the subscription rates, and instructions for subscribing.
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