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1930's Coors Stubbies

Posted by Brad Flinders on February 25, 2017 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It took me awhile to finish this deal but it was well worth it!  These botles came from a non-collectors who had stashed these away back in the early 60's.  Several cases came in a trade for some work done....the non collector took all but one of each bottle to a consignment store...50 years ago!  I'm sure there was little interest back then but I'm sure glad he saved one of each!  All with the original caps!...

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I'm on a roll!!

Posted by Brad Flinders on October 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I just acquired these 7 Robin Hood Beer stubbies.  They came out of a storage shed belonging to a deceased collector in Nebraska.  I never knew these existed until now.  They are from the fontenelle Brewing Co of Omaha, Nebraska which operated under that name from 1933 - 1938.  The name was then changed to the Metz Brewing Co.  

A new case of Steinies

Posted by Brad Flinders on September 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I love buying old steinies by the case.  In the past I've found cases of Miller Bock from 1941, Yuengling Beer and Porter from the 40's, Meister Brau from the 40's, Kessler Beer (U-Permit) from the mid 30's and now a case of Tavern Pale Beer from the 40's that came from an estate sale in Southern Wisconsin.  This is a bott...

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Re Branding

Posted by Brad Flinders on March 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The emphasis of my bottle collection has changed so it was time to revamp the web site.  First of all is the name change to Vintage Beer Bottles.  I still collect Steinies but I now have a passion for the 1930's stubby bottles.  Boy, are these hard to find!!  I currently have about 45 different bottles, about half of which are U-Permit indicating they were produced from just after the repeal...

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Posted by Brad Flinders on May 1, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the past year I've been selling off a lot of my bottles.  My display space is limited and instead of having them sit in boxes I'd rather someone else enjoy them.  I sold all of my ACL bottles  and all my steinies except those from Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and my Bock steinies.  I also sold my long neck bottles that I'd collected from breweries within a 150 mile radius of St Louis.  I hated to part with my New Athens, ILL bottles but I know the new own...

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2014 BCCA Canvention, Dallas, TX

Posted by Brad Flinders on September 2, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I just returned from the 2014 Breweriana Collectibles Club of America Canvention held in Dallas, TX.  I attended my first canvention in Chicago back in 1981.  Since then I've been to these canventions in Denver, Little Rock, Fort Wayne, IN, Sprinbgfield, IL, and Atlanta.  Next years canvention will be held in Milwaukee and I'm really looking forward to that show!  Unfortunately I don't find many steinies to add to my collection at these shows.  I only added 1 bottle t...

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Schneider Brewing Co, Trinidad, Colorado

Posted by Brad Flinders on July 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Schneider Brewery in Trinidad, Colorado is the closest post prohibition brewery to my home in Taos New Mexico.  They produced some amazing labels for beer bottles and some very sought after cans as well.  I've picked up a few bottles over the past couple of years but never concentrated on this brewery.  For some reason the bug finally hit and I'm searching high and low for Schneider Breweriana, especially bottles. ...

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Real or Fake??

Posted by Brad Flinders on November 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I just acquired this Lone Star Beer Steinie.   Texas steinies are few and far between so I was happy to get this one.  But....when I lived in San Antonio a few years ago, Texas collectors were torn on the authenticity of this label on a steinie bottle.   The label is common on a long neck and you occasionally saw the 12 oz label on a quart bottle (not an uncommon practice as I've seen t his done by other brewers). ...

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New bottles from summer and fall 2013

Posted by Brad Flinders on November 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I just added photos of 16 bottles I added to my collection over the past couple of months.  The bottles include an extremely tough Zoller's Famous Beer steinie with a factory scene on the label.   The bottle even came with a mummified mouse inside!  Go to the Collection Photos area of the web site and click on "New Acquisitions".

New Breweriana for sale

Posted by Brad Flinders on October 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I am expanding what I sell on this website.  I just listed a nice group of coasters and will be adding more coasters and other breweriana within the next couple of days.