My sweetheart’s father is very interested in beer art . Breweriana is the special name for beer related artifacts. I’ve been watching for special pieces to include to his collection at art auctions I’ve been attending.
The first breweriana piece that I acquired for my better half’s father was a 1940s Lone Star Beer sign. He was so pleased with this find at the art auction that he asked me to keep finding him interesting bits of beer history. I feel like finding breweriana at art auctions is definitely an article on today’s society.
I found another really old piece of breweriana at the very next 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 in-law by freight.
My search for breweriana has taken me to some auctions that I would not have ordinarily attended and I’ve met people that I do not ordinarily meet. I got into a bidding war with 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 restrict that had been set by my better half’s father and we were closing in on it when he finally stopped bidding. I won that piece of breweriana at the art auction for 0.
The porcelain breweriana signs are turning up at art auctions all over the land. I found another one from the 1930s for Supreme Beer that was double sided and oval. I was really pleased when I was in a position to present that one to my sweetheart’s father.
The tin breweriana signs are actually not coming out as often at art auctions. I felt fortunate when I found one from the 1930s for Washington Beer. The ceramic breweriana signs are more commonplace.
After my initial few purchases of breweriana for my better half’s father he settled on that his taste really did extend to items from the 1930s and 1940s. I’ve tried to keep this in mind when I find new acquisitions.
I generally stay far from neon or illuminating breweriana. I just do not think it fits in alongside the feeling of my father-in-law’s collection. The antique feel of everything is nice. He has taken up beer making as a hobby since his wife passed away, so it is not a far leap to beer art collecting.
The Goetz Country Club Beer sign that I won at an art auction in Indiana was somewhat more chipped than the other pieces I’ve gotten. I was serious about winning this sign because Goetz was my father-in-law’s mother’s maiden name. He was so contented with this old piece of breweriana as a result of the name on it that it instantly became the focal point of his collection.
I found two bits of cardboard breweriana at an art auction in Ohio. I choose that they were going to sell so cheaply that I could buy them and frame them for the collection. I’m glad I went to that art auction.
I won a sign for Velvet Beer and another one for Stratford Beer. They both were from the 1930s and they were more colorful than tin breweriana signs that I’d purchased at other 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 to be very fruitful for my father-in-law’s breweriana collection. There was a Standard Dry Ale reverse painted glass enroll at 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 era Miller High Life Brew sign. The red and charcoal sign looked great on the wall with the other signs in the collection. My sweetheart’s father plans to build an out of date bar in his home, in any case the decorating is complete!