1983 Dated Wurstfest Mugs & Lidded Steins
Producer: Opa's Haus, bodies by Gerz of Germany
Sizes: .5 Liter
Edition Size: 2008 total made, stoneware bodies. There were 1800 .5-liter mugs (1200 cream, 600 gray) and 208 lidded steins (132 cream, 68 gray).
Artist: Georgia Brooks
Lid Figurine Artist: Edwin Breiden
From the Book, 25 Years of Wurstfest Mugs: "For a long time after it sold out, the 1983 Wurstfest Mug could be found relatively easily in the $40 to $50 range. However, even the gray mug, which usually sells for a little less, has now hit three figures, with recent sales at $98 and $104. The lidded steins bring substantially more and seldom show up for sale. The artwork on the 1983 mug berars the GB signature of Georgia Brooks, a teacher known to many of our customers for her knowledge and helpfulness. Original prices were $9.52 for the mug and about $40 for the stein." --Ken Armke
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