We would like to introduce you to Serguei Artiouchkov, Auctionata expert in Antique Beer Steins.
Serguei Artiouchkov graduated from St. Petersburg, Russia University. While living in Russia, he collected antique books and objets d’art. He became fascinated with the wonderful world of antique beer steins after moving to the United States in 1989. He was fortunate to become acquainted with Les Paul — the most important collector of early steins, character steins and minis — and considers him his mentor.
Mr. Artiouchkov has been collecting antique beer steins for almost 20 years and dealing in them for more than 15.
He is a member of SCI (Stein Collectors International) and the author of several articles in "Prosit" magazine dedicated to collecting beer steins.
He personally gravitates toward early steins as well as steins from the Jugendstil period (1900 - 1910s), although he possesses a broad, hands-on knowledge of all other collectible subcategories within the field, including military steins, Mettlach, Student Association steins, character steins, and regimentals, for example.
Serguei Artiouchkov lives and works in New York.