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Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by pinnacle-project » Thu May 09, 2019 7:18 pm

I came across this Anheuser Busch glass mug on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Anheuser- ... SwX4BczMLC

On the bottom of this mug is the address:

117 Fuller NE Grand Rapids MI 49503

This address is for an ordinary house which the seller says was built in 1919. Like the seller, I do not see a correlation between the address and Anheuser Busch. Since the mug is made out of glass, it seems unlikely this is a one off mug. More likely, it seems like it would have been made in quantity, but why?

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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by pinnacle-project » Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 pm

By the way, the seller states, "Anhesuer Busch had many breweries in Grand Rapids." As far as I know, this is incorrect. I am 99.99% sure Anhesuer Busch never had a brewery in Grand Rapids.

Also, the reference he made to pre-prohibition glassware is probably a bit misleading. The zip code on the bottom assures this mug is not older than 1963.
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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by Leon » Thu May 09, 2019 8:29 pm

Anhesuer Busch may not of had a Brewery in Grand Rapids But good chance it had Bottler in Grand Rapids bottle & sell there Beer for them or a Agent or Distributor do it for them & in some cases these would say Grand Rapids on them. I've seen many similar bottles & have some big name Breweries Like Pabst ect,, ect, from Michigan. And got a Stroh's bottle that sez Cleveland on it. BUT, This would of most likely been in Much Earlier Pre Prohibition Times & as you said the newer looking Mug with zip code seems odd. LEON.
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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by renokenn » Thu May 09, 2019 9:18 pm



I think this is another fantasy item, seem pretty common

https://www.upcindex.com/32429144430 and the upc code info Anchor Hocking glass

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Post by Mike S » Fri May 10, 2019 4:50 pm

Any chance it was just the make of the Mug? Also many addresses have changed since the inception of 911. So two places could have the same address, one old and one newer.

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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by canman65 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:21 pm

There was a AB distributer in Grand Rapids. It I right down by the arena. There are plenty of fake items on the market.
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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by zoinkss » Fri May 10, 2019 9:55 pm

Here is another one for sale if you want a matching set:
Looking for Waukesha Flat Top Cans in High Grade. (NEED Both Biermanns and Fox Deluxe Bock)

Also looking for Bock and Can Company commemorative and sample cans.

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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by Leon » Sun May 12, 2019 1:54 pm

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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by canman65 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Years ago I seen a Bud bottle with a label, that had Grand Rapids, MI on it. It was pre phone camera...

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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by josh » Sun May 12, 2019 4:22 pm

This tray proves the Liberty Bell was made in Grand Rapids and the Declaration was signed there at AHRC, 49503....
Mug is real and rare.
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Re: Anheuser Busch Mystery

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Post by pinnacle-project » Sun May 12, 2019 8:26 pm

Interesting. So AHRC must simply be the name of the company that made all of this stuff and the company's address was 117 Fuller NE Grand Rapids MI 49503. It still seems odd that address is a house.

@Mike S I saw your post about addresses changing after 911 dialing started. Something similar happened at my parent's house but I do not believe that happened in Grand Rapids. I am sure that is something I would remember if it did.
Focus: Cones and flats from Michigan, South Bend, and Fort Wayne. Foreign cans only if I bought them myself in the country of origin.

2019 Shows Attended

* Michigan Chapter Winterfest, January 19, Frankenmuth Michigan
* Beer Can's 84th Birthday, January 24, Online show
* Cabin Fever Reliever, February 22/23, South Bend Indiana
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* Luck O' The Irish, March 16, Erlanger Kentucky
* Texas Brewery Collectibles Show, May 4, Shiner Texas

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