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Having been very quiet of late, I thought it was time to help you tweak those old grey cells. So here we go with #10 in the series.

Lamb Pale Ale comp

Apart from the obvious cropping on one label and the very slight size difference, how many can you spot. There are several so enjoy yourselves.

Well, having recovered from LOTY physically, if not financially. And as it is over a month since the last ‘Spot the Difference’.

I have had a browse thru the collection & offer this pair of labels for you to ponder over.

 

Walsall & District Clubs comparative

No help this time, but I wonder if Andy & his mate were drinking this in our superb promotional cartoon?

The Label Of The Year Quiz –

Just under a week now, until the LOTY presentation & charity day at Charles Wells. As I know you all really look forward to my annual brainteasers. I have just finished setting the quiz questions and this year’s will be a cracker. You just need to know your labels. See you there. Cheers Peter D

As doing these pairs appears to have become habit forming. Here is today’s second pair.

Garne comparative

One very obvious difference between these two, but can you see the more subtle ones. At least 3 or 4 I think, have a close look. You may be surprised.

Spot The Difference Challenge

Whilst I am perfectly happy, searching thru my collection for other interesting comparative pairs for your amusement / education. Why not help me out here and have your own search for pairs of labels, which are basically similar. However they need to show subtle differences, such as the examples I have posted over the last couple of months. Who can come up with a pair of similar labels (yes, from the same brewery & for the same beer), which has the greatest number of differences.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to scan the labels side by side & forward to me via our ‘Getting in Touch’ page.

Thanks in advance for all those interesting labels scans.

Cheers Peter D

While I am logged on lets go for #6 as well. Although bottled within a couple of months of each other, there is an interesting design change here.

Davenports comparative

In saying this I am not referring to the bottler number either. Please feel free to reply to this post and perhaps, you know which companies the bottlers numbers refer to. If so why not let us know.

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Well, you have had a couple of weeks without me posting anything to stimulate the old grey cells. So I thought I would start off with this pair, to get the ball rolling once again.Matthews comparative

Not giving too much away this time, just two differences to spot (I think)

Spot The Difference #4 – Phipps & Co.

As both Phipps & Northampton Brewery joined forces, I thought this would be a good follow up to #3.

Phipps comparative

Very little difference between these two, except for the dreaded apostrophe. I have no wish to start a major debate on the rights & wrongs of its use, so enough said!

As it has been some time since #2 and now that holidays are over & work under control for the present. I thought I would provide another pair of similar labels for you to compare.

NBC comparative

 Once again the labels both appear to be from a similar time period. However one bears the words “Trade Mark”, whilst the other does not. The label without the “Trade Mark” also has the addition of “Ltd” and very correct punctuation. You would imagine that the label bearing just “Co.” to be the earlier. However the the very correct punctuation on the other label, might indicate this is earlier. What do you think?

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