Breweriana at Art Auctions


My father-in-law is extremely interest in beer art. Breweriana is the special name for beer related artifacts. I’ve been looking for special pieces to add to his collection at art auctions I’ve been participating in.

The first breweriana piece that I obtained for my father-in-law was a 1940s Lone Celebrity Beer sign. He was so happy with this find at the art public auction that he asked me to maintain locating him intriguing pieces of beer history. I assume that finding breweriana at art public auctions is certainly a commentary on today’s culture.


I located another truly old item of breweriana at the extremely following art auction I went to. It was another sign and also it was from the 1930s for Ziegler Beer. I was at an art public auction in Wisconsin as well as had to deliver that indicator to my father-in-law by freight.

My pursuit for breweriana has taken me to some art auctions that I would certainly not have generally participated in and also I have actually fulfilled individuals that I don’t usually fulfill. I entered into a bidding battle with a Cajun male over a Jax Beer indicator from the 1930s. The salesclerk stated that it was an item of New Orleans history.

The Cajun outbid me at every chance. I had a limitation that had actually been established by my father-in-law as well as we were surrounding it when he lastly quit bidding process. I won that item of breweriana at the art public auction for 8 hundred dollars.

The porcelain breweriana indicators are turning up at art auctions around the country. I found one more one from the 1930s for Supreme Beer that was double sided and also oval. I was really delighted when I had the ability to offer that one to my father-in-law.

The tin breweriana signs are actually not showing up as usually at art public auctions. I really felt lucky when I found one from the 1930s for Washington Beer. The ceramic breweriana signs are much more widespread.

After my initial couple of acquisitions of breweriana for my father-in-law he decided that his preference truly did run to things from the 1930s and also 1940s. I’ve tried to maintain this in mind when I discover new acquisitions.

I generally steer clear of from neon or enlightening breweriana. I just don’t assume it harmonizes the feeling of my father-in-law’s collection. The antique feeling of whatever is nice. He has actually used up beer making as a hobby given that his partner passed away, so it is not a far leap to beer art gathering.

The Goetz Country Club Beer indicator that I won at an art public auction in Indiana was a bit more chipped than the other items I have actually obtained. I was bent on winning this sign because Goetz was my father-in-law’s mother’s initial name. He was so happy with this old piece of breweriana due to the name on it that it promptly ended up being the focal point of his collection.

I located two pieces of cardboard breweriana at an art auction in Ohio. I made a decision that they were going to market so inexpensively that I can get them and frame them for the collection. I rejoice I mosted likely to that art public auction.

I won an indicator for Velour Beer and also one more one for Stratford Beer. They both were from the 1930s and also they were much more colorful than tin breweriana signs that I would certainly purchased at various other art public auctions. The that I used mounted both pieces for fifty dollars.

The art auction that I attended in Rochester, New York turned out to be really productive for my father-in-law’s breweriana collection. There was a Standard Dry Ale turn around painted glass enroll in public auction. The indication had hung in a bar till the 1960s when the bar closed down.

The most current item of breweriana that I purchased an art auction was an initial prohibition era Miller High Life Brew sign. The red and black indicator looked wonderful on the wall surface with the various other check in the collection. My father-in-law prepares to build an old-fashioned bar in his house, at least the decorating is complete!

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