Plenty of one of these two labels around. But which one have you got??
Two labels from the Trueman Street and Cook Street breweries. One dates before 1961 and the other after the merger.
Well someone had to dig out the old (yes 48 years) favourite. Did you watch England win the World Cup live in 1966?? The Jules Rimet trophy in those far off days. If so you probably remember the name of the mascot on the labels below.
And never let it be said we do not give good value for our post (unlike a certain national service provider), a Spot The Difference & World Cup #2 all in one post. Just lazy really!
Now if you remember the mascots name, what was the name of the dog who found the Jules Rimet trophy after it was stolen.
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I have been asked what I meant by overwhelmingly positive response. It means no-one mailed in to say they didn’t like it. So here are two more Northampton India Pale Ale labels.
Following the overwhelmingly positive response to the posting of variations of relatively common labels, here are a couple more from the Northampton Brewery Co.
A pair of Gold Medal Pale Ale labels from Reffell’s Bexley Brewery continue the theme of finding detail differences in relatively common labels. And that is a nice lead in to say that a number of new images have been added to Reffell’s Featured Brewery section. Follow Featured Brewery > England > South East> Reffell’s Bexley Brewery
An attractive pair of labels from another local brewery. I wonder if there is anyone out there who knows the date of the trademark change.
There are so many variations of Matthew Brown labels, it is really difficult to keep up. Here are three quite different versions of their Lion “S” Ale
It has been suggested to me by a number of followers that it would be a good idea to publish pairs of labels which are relatively common so that collectors are more aware of the differences and additional labels can be picked up for relatively small amounts of money. So here we go with two labels from Mitchell’s Central Brewery in Lancaster. The slight colour difference is one which doesn’t always come across in the images you seen on screen, but it is not the important variation.
My choice this time. Two more from South Shields. This was just a change of name for the brewery and so a complete change of design was not considered worthwhile. My brewers directory for 1949 lists three members of the Johnson family as directors.