The Labologist's Society

International Society of Label Collectors & British Brewery Research


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Yet another resource of rare labels!

We have, over the last several months talked with the National Brewery Heritage Trust, National Brewery Heritage Trust

Following their acquisition of a collection of pre-war labels from Darleys, the well known label printers in Burton on Trent. Some 250 of these labels have been scanned and can now be seen here National Brewery Heritage Trust Shop there are some 17 pages of labels, so allow yourself a lengthy browsing slot.

OK you will start browsing & think to yourself, nah! got them all. Well be patient because I think you may be in for a surprise or three. If you find one that you have lusted after for years, well at least now you can buy one, albeit as a coaster. Ideal for home bars, man caves or just to put your pint on whilst adding all those new labels to your collections.

We hope that more of these labels will be scanned over the coming months, in the meantime, go browse, enjoy & feel very jealous. I certainly did!



What:     #Label Of The Year is our annual charity fundraiser

Why:      To raise ££££s for #SaveTheChildren (and add to your label collection)

Who:      Our hosts this year, the Outstanding Brewery Co. Ltd @outstandingbeers

Where:   Unit 2, Foundry Business Park, Ordsall Lane, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 2AN

When:    Saturday 7th October 2017 (Kick off 12.00, well we are not far from Old Trafford)

More details in due course, check out

Mystery Label #25

Keith has sent in a  series of questions concerning this label.  I really hope someone out there can help.

Could this be R Baxter & Co., Export Brewery, Sandwich, Kent?  I do not think it is Baxter, Northallerton (later Arrol) or Baxter, Sherborne.

The trade mark looks Dutch or from a Dutch-speaking part of the world – similar to the Orangeboom trade mark?

To have any link with the Baxter of Sandwich the date must be 1880s – does the label look more recent?    A similar font around the edge was used by Ind Coope & Co on some early export labels.

OR it could be a spoof label (made up name to advertise a printer maybe?      There are a number of spoof labels in circulation, which appear to originate in Belgium.

Can any Belgian collectors shed any light on the agent in Enghien?


No, not just another reminder, but don’t forget the AGM at Fullers on June 10th.

As those of you planning on attending are no doubt wondering, when are we going to find out whats up for grabs in the auction?

Well here we go, but first a short information announcement.

As we may well be pushed for time, it is possible that not all of the labels shown will be auctioned, but we will do our best.



to be continued.

As our members will know from our newsletter, we were fortunate to receive a number of sets of labels from the old Oakleaf Brewing Company.

This was the result of Bernie W talking nicely to Matt Curd, the MD of the successor company, Fallen Acorn Brewing. Matt asked that we sell the labels to benefit Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) and to date, 21 of our generous members have purchased these labels.

This means that so far we have raised £316 for this very fine charity, we hope there will be more to come.

Their cheques should be landing on a desk at WWTW tomorrow morning. If you have not yet purchased your set of labels, we do have some left, so dig out your newsletter for the details of how to acquire you very own set of excellent labels.

Should you be one of the label collectors, who are not members of the Society. We are more than happy to sell you a set for £15 plus postage. There are 31 labels in the set & the majority are from Oakleaf Brewing Company, but there are a few from other brewers also.

If you are interested send us an email, members@ from our ‘Contact Us’ page.

No we are not scanning them all for the website, but a list may be available!

Cask Labels #30

The final offering. There has been little interest in the last half dozen posts and no comments at all. An end of the century Pendle Witches Brew from Moorhouse’s Burnley Brewery with appropriate instructions what to do when finished.

Cask Labels #29

I wasn’t 100% sure that this was a cask label, but I have now been assured it is. Apparently Stock Bitter Ale was never available in bottle from Friary, Holroyd and Healy’s Brewery in Guildford, so this just had to be destined for a cask and very attractive it is too.


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