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Breweriana Art Auctions
Breweriana at Art Auctions
My conceive - in - law is very interest in beer art. Breweriana is the special name for beer consistent artifacts. Iíve been watching for special pieces to add to his collection at art auctions Iíve been attending.
The first breweriana nymph that I acquired for my father - in - law was a 1940s Solitary Star Beer sign. He was so happy with this find at the art auction that he asked me to keep finding him interesting pieces of beer history. I think that finding breweriana at art auctions is definitely a commentary on todayís society.
I found another really old piece of breweriana at the very next art auction I attended. It was another sign and it was from the 1930s for Ziegler Beer. I was at an art auction in Wisconsin and had to ship that sign to my father - in - law by load.
My quest for breweriana has taken me to some art auctions that I would not have ordinarily attended and Iíve met people that I donít ordinarily meet. I got into a bidding war not tell a Cajun man over a Jax Beer sign from the 1930s. The auctioneer said that it was a piece of New Orleans history.
The Cajun outbid me at every opportunity. I had a limit that had been set by my father - in - law and we were closing in on it when he finally stopped bidding. I won that piece of breweriana at the art auction for eight hundred dollars.
The porcelain breweriana signs are showing up at art auctions all over the country. I found another one from the 1930s for Supreme Beer that was double sided and oval. I was really pleased when I was able to in process that one to my forge - in - law.
The tin breweriana signs are actually not showing up as often at art auctions. I felt fortunate when I found one from the 1930s for Washington Beer. The ceramic breweriana signs are enormously more unexciting.
After my first few purchases of breweriana for my father - in - law he decided that his taste really did run to items from the 1930s and 1940s. Iíve tried to keep this in mind when I find new acquisitions.
I usually stay away from neon or illuminating breweriana. I just donít think it fits in with the feeling of my father - in - lawís collection. The antique feel of situation is nice. He has taken up beer making as a hobby since his wife passed away, so corporeal is not a far frolic to beer art collecting.
The Goetz Country Club Beer sign that I won at an art auction in Indiana was a little more chipped than the other pieces Iíve gotten. I was intent on winning this sign because Goetz was my father - in - lawís motherís maiden name. He was so happy with this old piece of breweriana because of the name on it that it forthwith became the centerpiece of his aggregation.
I found two pieces of cardboard breweriana at an art auction in Ohio. I decided that they were going to sell so cheaply that I could buy them and frame them for the collection. Iím glad I went to that art auction.
I won a sign for Velvet Beer and another matchless for Stratford Beer. They both were from the 1930s also they were more colorful than tin breweriana signs that Iíd purchased at single art auctions. The framer that I used framed both pieces for fifty dollars.
The art auction that I attended in Rochester, New York turned out to be very fruitful for my father - in - lawís breweriana collection. There was a Standard Dry Ale reverse painted glass concede up for auction. The sign had hung in a bar until the 1960s when the bar closed down.
The most recent piece of breweriana that I bought at an art auction was an original prohibition generation Miller High Life Brew sign. The red and black shake on looked great on the wall with the other signs in the collection. My father - in - law plans to build an old - fashioned bar in his internal, at least the decorating is complete!