2002 Dated Wurstfest Mug and Stein,
OH 2002-2 and OH 2002-29

Available: October 2002

Maker: Thewalt/Germany in special production for OHI Collectibles & Gifts

Size: .5 liter

Material: Stoneware with pewter lid.

Design: Transfer decoration produced from artwork composite by Ken Armke.

Text: Wurstfest 2002 and New Braunfels incorporated into the artwork.

Notes: Total edition limited to 150 steins, 90 cream with gold banding and 60 gray with blue banding. The 2002 Wurstfest Mug is the 32nd annual in a series beginning in 1971. Since 1972, all editions in the series have been dated, with earlier, sold-out editions now commanding premium prices. Except for a few misplaced mugs, the mug and stein both sold out before
the end of Wurstfest 2002.

Details: Design of the stein is "traditional" by Wurstfest stein standards, featuring a dirndl-clad lady watching a lederhosen-clad man play a zither (as made famous at Wurstfest by musician Tony Noichl). The couple is placed inside a wreath-like shield topped by a beer stein. On one side of the stein are the Texas flag and the Wurstfest crest. On the other are the German flag and the German eagle. The lid, designed especially to our specifications by Thewalt in Germany, features a bust thumblift and a special pewter lid inset. The inset depicts a man with a stein of beer and a pipe, above which is a scroll of text with the word, "Gemuetlichkeit". The German word Gemuetlichkeit, closely associated with Wurstfest, loosely translates to "good fellowship".