Morphy’s to auction premier Adolf Grenke breweriana, beer can collection, Sept. 21-22 On Sept. 21-22, Morphy Auctions will offer the remarkable 40-year breweriana collection of Adolf Grenke. It includes 500 rare beer cans, 400 beer taps and many scarce and beautiful advertising signs.
others might have been employee items or mail-in premiums.
Also included in the collection is arguably the finest known assemblage of pre-Prohibition beer glasses from breweries in Chicago and other Illinois cities. Each of the 200 glasses had the name of a brewery or type of beer acid-etched onto its thin, fine glass, so relatively few survived over time, Jones said. A grouping of pre-Prohibition brewery or beer-branded steins will also be sold.
Dan Morphy remarked: “This collection is absolutely intact and unpicked, and everything is a condition 9, 9½ or better. Everyone who has come in to the gallery and viewed the collection has commented on how ‘clean’ everything is. That’s what really sets this collection apart from anything else out there.”
Both sessions of Morphy Auctions’ Sept. 21-22, 2012 auction of the Adolf Grenke Breweriana and Beer Can Collection will commence at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Internet live bidding will be available through Morphy Live or LiveAuctioneers.com. For more information, call Serena Myers at 717-335-3435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Morphy’s online: www.morphyauctions.com.
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Tally Ho Beer illuminating sign manufactured by Gillco (Philadelphia), one of a kind, est. $8,000-$12,000. Morphy Auctions image.