Almost all collectors would not look twice at a Pale Ale label from Wadworths of Devizes. In meetings you couldn’t get anyone to part with 10p for a pile of 100. Few would even look once at the label if it appeared on an internet auction site. So why did I examine one in a packet of labels that arrived in the post this morning. Can you see why?
We have just published four (yes four) labels from Thos. Phillips of the Abbey Brewery in West Malling. Thanks to Steve B and Keith O for the images. This brewer may eventually make it to the featured brewery section, so if you have any others, apart from a barrel shaped Single Stout, which we are saving up, please send in images.
We have added a number of additional labels in the Brewers in Kent series. Go take a look. I am still waiting for an example from Sharp & Winch of Cranbrook, New Northfleet Brewery and Leney’s Wateringbury Brewery to name just a few. Wait! I have written that sentence before, still no harm in trying.
Some good feedback on the Northampton labels, thank you. Sadly we have received no answers to any of our questions yet. Here are two more of their labels. Unusually the ‘Trade Mark’ label is the earlier one and dates from the 1930s and the other is the post war variation. It would be nice to hear from anyone who could confirm those dates but from past experience this is unlikely to happen.
A change from the yellow liquid labels. Paines got into the idea of Celebration Ales before most brewers. England did so much better in 1982. Unbeaten in the first two rounds. Sadly the end result was no different from this year. Early elimination. As someone pointed put, the team will be home before their postcards.
A number of labels from breweries in Kent have been added as we promised earlier. I am still waiting for an example from Sharp & Winch of Cranbrook, New Northfleet Brewery and Leney’s Wateringbury Brewery to name just a few.
Another set of images sent in by Steve B. This pair of labels from George Beer & Rigden of Faversham, which are not too challenging to see, and a bunch of other labels from breweries in Kent. These will go up in the next few hours and include lovely examples from the West Kent Brewery and George Beer from Steve and also Jude, Hanbury & Co of both Wateringbury and Canterbury courtesy of Mike J. I am very envious.
Last one for today. I really believe you can only tell these apart if you have both in front of you at the same time. Two Brown Stout labels from the Anchor Brewery, Horselydown.
Sorry to keep on about the size of labels, but there was positive feedback at the AGM last weekend. So here are three labels from Evan Evans Bevan of the Vale of Neath Brewery. Not an uncommon label, but have you got all three? Sizes are 89mm, 85mm and 73mm. And another question. Is there a small version with ‘trade mark’ under the monogram?
A joint celebration! We are one year old and it kicks off. Another sparkling label from a bottle containing that flavoursome amber nectar. This time the 970cc variation from AB Argentina for France ’98. Don’t you just love it?