Tap handle rare

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BreweryCaptaindlb
12:28 Fri 11/11/2016

Wondering if anyone knows of a good site to see how much a tap handle is worth?

 
t0rin0
beers 102 º places 1529 º 12:31 Fri 11/11/2016

Ebay? Not sure how much of a rare beer type of market there is for tap handles. Even the collectible glasses only have a few people paying a lot of money.

 
fly
beers 1490 º places 273 º 13:00 Fri 11/11/2016

Cannot imagine any tap having any great value, but....

 
StefanSD
beers 2449 º places 57 º 15:05 Fri 11/11/2016

Post a pic. Lots of collectors here that may have an idea once they see it.

Be advised these things have no inherent value. Rarity is only one aspect to consider. And, how do you define rare? Is it rare because its old like pre-prohibition? Rare because only a few were made? Rare because the brewery went chapter 11? All of the above?

Other aspects are demand, condition, design, and brand. Just because something is rare does not mean its worth much. There has to be demand too. For instance Budweiser memorabilia has a very wide national audience so there is potentially significant demand; Narragansett memorabilia on the other hand likely appeals to a much smaller group. Collectors also prize tap handles for condition and cool design. A beat up old handle with a lame design is of little interest no matter how rare.



Also try the bcca site (Brewery Collectibles Cub of America). They may have some help too. http://bcca.com/

I see a breweriana auction site (ebth) currently has some tap handles up for auction and they are asking $17.00 for a set of five. https://www.ebth.com/items/4606026-beer-taps

 
BreweryCaptaindlb
16:58 Fri 11/11/2016

Thank you so much. I will check out the site. It’s a limited production from Revolution Brewing not sold to the general public. They don’t know how many were made based on the email I got from them a few hours ago.

Originally posted by StefanSD
Post a pic. Lots of collectors here that may have an idea once they see it.

Be advised these things have no inherent value. Rarity is only one aspect to consider. And, how do you define rare? Is it rare because its old like pre-prohibition? Rare because only a few were made? Rare because the brewery went chapter 11? All of the above?

Other aspects are demand, condition, design, and brand. Just because something is rare does not mean its worth much. There has to be demand too. For instance Budweiser memorabilia has a very wide national audience so there is potentially significant demand; Narragansett memorabilia on the other hand likely appeals to a much smaller group. Collectors also prize tap handles for condition and cool design. A beat up old handle with a lame design is of little interest no matter how rare.



Also try the bcca site (Brewery Collectibles Cub of America). They may have some help too. http://bcca.com/

I see a breweriana auction site (ebth) currently has some tap handles up for auction and they are asking $17.00 for a set of five. https://www.ebth.com/items/4606026-beer-taps

 
Strykzone
beers 8457 º places 152 º 17:17 Fri 11/11/2016

It would seem that a one off tap handle would not have much value. This is especially true if the total produced is unknown.

But I will be curious what you find from your search. Please let us know what you find out.