Rare 1958 USAF Cold War Stein, 6th Shoran Beacon Squadron,Nude Lithopane,Germany
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Rare 1957-1958 USAF Cold War Stein for the 6th Shoran Beacon Squadron, Pewter Lid, Nude Lithopane, made in Germany. This ceramic GI souvenir beer stein is in good vintage condition, except for a chip on the bottom on the rim and a 3 legged crack in the very middle of the lithopane, visible in the photos. Each crack is about 1" - 1 1/4" long. Please be aware of these flaws BEFORE bidding. The stein itself is in very good condition. It has a pewter lid and thumb hold, which has a swirling, ornate design. The stein measures 10" high, 4 3/4" across the bottom and 3" across top and has colorful, hand painted scenes with gold trim. The 6th Shoran Beacon Squadron (around 1957-1958) was responsible for radar and air craft control, coordinating air movement into, out of, and through Europe. The hand painted front is in a crest shape with a blue airplane flying over some clouds with 2 arms reaching toward the aircraft. It says below it, "Lux Ducens" in a gold ribbon and "6th Shoran Beacon Squadron" below the ribbon. On the base it says "Germany-France" and above it says "Barry". On one side it has some sort of surveying apparatus on a tripod that was probably used for aircraft navigational purposes. The other side has an army truck that is suspended from a sling to be transported by an aircraft. A rare and unusual find for any Military Cold War Stein collector.