Walter-Raupfer Brewing Co. opened in 1893 and closed in 1916 it was open for 23 years. Items from breweries of this age tend to be more common and less valuable than some breweries. Early items can still be valuable as can rarer types of items. As a Pre-Prohibition Brewery, any advertising items or collectibles are likely to be valuable and desirable to collectors as they tend to be hard to find. Walter-Raupfer Brewing Co. was located in Columbia City, IN, which only had 2 breweries, so there are not many that that were producing breweriana items. Local collectors may pay a small premium over national or general collectors because of a lack of local items.
East Ellsworth Street & South Whitley Street, Columbia City, IN 46725