Vintage Heineken beer windmills

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2015-06-26 10:32:25

Vintage Heineken beer windmills are collectible items of breweriana advertising.

According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition, “vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

Heineken

Founded in 1873, Dutch brewer Heineken is the world’s third largest beer producer. It owns more than 100 breweries around the world.

The company’s original Amsterdam factory closed in 1988.

Heineken beer is said to employ the same recipe as it did when it was first produced in the 19th century.

Vintage Heineken beer windmills

Vintage Heineken beer windmills were produced during the 1960s.

Some feature a mains-powered rotating windmill, with the lower green portion of the item capable of being illuminated.

Bronze, non-electrical variants feature a more realistic depiction of the windmill, while another design, from the 1980s, features a digital clock.

They were designed for display in bars and pubs.

How much are vintage Heineken beer windmills worth?

Fully working electrical vintage specimens from the 1960s sell for around $35 on internet auction sites such as eBay.

Bronze versions have achieved $20 in the past.

The digital clock variants from the 1980s can be found for between $10 and $20.

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