Catalog No. 6066
Stoneware, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.
“Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit”
(In memory of my service time)
From the 1888 until the onset of World War I, German males between the ages of 17 and 20 were obligated to serve a period of active military duty, normally two or three years, after which they became reservists, subject to recall through the age of 45. Upon completion of active duty, reservists often purchased souvenirs in remembrance of their experience, personalized beer steins being the most popular of these service mementos.
This otherwise etched railroad (Eisenbahn) reservist stein was designed to be personalized with hand-painted dates and unit information, shown here with service dates of 1904-1906 in the 2nd battalion of Railroad Regiment II.
Price Range: $200-$300