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Beer labels: Spot the difference #14

A big thank you to Phil for providing images of these two IPA beer labels from John Thompson’s Bell Brewery, Studley in Warwickshire.  Always good to know that there are members out there with scanning facilities who are prepared to take the time to send in their images. If there was any interest out there I could dig out some more labels from this brewer to add it to the featured brewery section.

Thompson Studley

Spot the difference #13

An opportunity to feature both a spot the difference and a size matters using three labels from Frederick Robinson’s Unicorn Brewery in Stockport. These are the earlier and later versions of the Light Dinner Ale. I believe the earlier one was in use in the 1930s and the later in the 1950s. A small label just 63mm tall and probably used for both the half pint and pint bottles.Robinson 3

Spot the Difference #12

You have to wait ages for a new spot the difference and then two come along on the same day. This time two Harman’s of Uxbridge XXXX Strong Ale labels.Harman

Spot the Difference #11

Been a while since we posted one of these. So three Fredk. Smith of the Aston Model Brewery, Nut Brown Ale.Fredk Smith

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?

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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