No other show in Minnesota offers the unique blend of antique bottles, advertising, and stoneware featured at this event. For 43 years, dealers from across the Midwest have traveled to the Twin City area to sell at this show. We are pleased to announce our new location, the KC building on American Boulevard, just .2 miles west of Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington. The 6000 square foot show room will be filled with artifacts from the saloons, breweries, drug stores, country stores, barber shops, soda works, and potteries of the past. Click on flyer below for more information.
We were happy to recently acquire this metal lunch box embossed, “Compliments of Chr. Stahlmann Brewing Co. St. Paul, Minn.” Stahlmann was one of Minnesota’s earliest brewers. He died in 1888 and his family eventually sold the brewery to Jacob Schmidt. Many brewers advertised that they were the working man’s friend, and Stahlmann no doubt had that idea in mind when he ordered these lunch boxes. Three nesting compartments are found within, and when re-stacked this old treasure would hold a full lunch for a hungry worker. This is one of the more unusual pieces of breweriana in our collection.