Sioux Falls, South Dakota (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
Darin Bueltel, a beer stein collector, launches http://www.steinology.com to sell authentic high quality German beer steins online.
Bueltel, belonging to a German family, intends on celebrating his family’s heritage by selling authentic beer steins strictly made in Germany.
“I am very excited to provide collectors and hobbyists with a reliable resource to purchase these beautiful pieces of history. Currently, there are many websites online that market replica steins made in Taiwan as authentic German steins. This gave me the idea to launch steinology.com, so that the art of stein collecting is preserved,” said Bueltel.
Beer steins were originally introduced in the 16th century to protect beer drinkers from the black plague. The lids, which are the standout feature in these vessels, were intended to keep flies and insects away.
Over the next few centuries, beer steins became a symbol of wealth and social status, especially in Germany, where they were made from expensive materials and came in different designs. Though they were replaced by traditional beer mugs in the 19th century, beer steins, especially authentic German steins, have become wildly popular as a collectible item, with hundreds of websites dedicated to stein collecting.
A collector himself, Bueltel says that the primary motivation behind the launch of his website was the rise of fake collectibles, along with the desire to inform prospective stein collectors on new developments. “I consider myself very lucky, I am selling something that I love collecting.”
His website acts as a selling forum for collectors, and markets all sorts of authentic German beer steins ranging in different designs and manufacturing materials. http://www.steinology.com is a welcome addition for beer stein collectors to purchase steins online.
Steinology.com was launched by Darin Bueltel, stein collector, to aide beer stein collectors by informing them about the hobby, along with providing them a convenient way to purchase authentic German beer steins online.