Imperial Eagle and Postal Symbols

Catalog No. 1265

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid, post-horn handle, text varies.

Text (pictured examples):
�Ziel gekannt, Kraft gespannt, Herz obenan, so fang�s an.�
(Destination known, power taut, heart on top, so begin.)

�Ziel erkannt, Kraft gespannt, Pflicht gethan, Herz obenan.�
(Target identified, power taut, duty done, heart ruling.)

The post-horn handle, side symbols and text on this stein all make reference to 19th century mounted postal carriers or postilions.

Both text strings attributed to Ernst Heinrich Wilhelm von Stephan, organizer of the German postal system and founder of the Universal Postal Union.

Sometimes found marked �C.G.A. Wiederhold/Berlin�, a finishing shop and distributor.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $175-$250
Ltd-color: $150-$225

RH 1265
RH 1265

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