Veterans’ steins are always very popular with collectors. Some of the very elaborate Navy steins can often sell for more than $2,000. When I say elaborate, I mean those that were painted individually for the owner, showing the unit or ship on which he served along with a list of his comrades. This example stands 8″ tall. It is 2 3/4″ in diameter at the lid and 3 ½” in diameter at the base. The stein is multicolored, with a primarily white and navy-blue color scheme. We see two sailors holding Mausers in the front. Immediately behind them is the conning tower of a U-Boot from which a kriegsflagge is flying. Flanking either sailor are flags, one of which is easily identified as a kriegsflagge. On the opposite side we can see the turret of a warship with two cannons extending outward. On either side of the turret are two 1914 Iron Crosses. The lid of the stein is flat and made of pewter. It depicts the port at Wilhelmshaven with ships at the piers. The stein is very well made and in excellent condition. If you are looking for a stein, this one is a real bargain for a Navy example. It is even more cost-effective than some of the Army steins that we see.