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PROST! A TOAST TO THE PIN BOY
Take a look at what’s hidden inside this unassuming beer stein. Learn more about this item.
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A LITTLE FANFARE IN FRANKFURT
Much like in the United States, Germany had both national and local bowling organizations. A Frankfurt group had these pins made to commemorate their 25th anniversary. The image in the middle is the F ...
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EUROPEAN KEEPSAKES
The 2nd and 3rd Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) World Championships were held in Essen, Germany, and Helsingborg, Sweden, respectively. A top bowler could collect commemorative plaques f ...
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SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH?
The Deutsche Kegler- und Bowlingbund (DKB) is the governing body for bowling in Germany and is a member of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ). The organization dates back to 1884, meani ...
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THE NINE PINS
Bowling has roots in Germany going back centuries. As is true today, bowling has long been among the most accessible sports for people of all ages and abilities. It is no surprise, then, that bowling ...
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THE U.S. AMBASSADORS OF BOWLING
The Cold War intersected with bowling’s golden age, so it is no surprise that American servicemen and -women enjoyed the sport during personal time and while in active service. Wiesbaden, in what was ...
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BOWLING IN GERMANY WAS WUNDERBAR
Germany’s bowling history stretches back centuries. Even the bowling organizations there are over 100 years old! In 1935, the German Keglerbund celebrated their 50th anniversary. The organization was ...
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VILLAGE BOWLING SCENE
J.W. Remy manufactured stoneware for over a century beginning in the 1860s, and the company began exporting their steins to the United States by 1900. This full-color folksy stein could have been on M ...
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SWIG FROM THE SWINE STEIN
The bowling motif wasn’t exclusive to beer! This majolica, or painted pottery, bowling pig’s straw hat conceals a cork, allowing for liquor storage. An inscription on the bottom reads “B&L Gesetzl Ges ...
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GUT HOLZ! NIPPER
The Schaefer & Vater Porcelain Factory was best known for producing humorous character flasks (also known as nippers), in addition to other porcelain crafts, with a distinctive blue glaze. The company ...
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