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FIFA World Cup Fever! Well maybe

Right Dale, you asked for it. Here is my first contribution. If I don’t get a torrent of posts shouting STOP, I shall post some more in the same series. The bottle label is only slightly more attractive than the bottle contents.

AB Argentina produced this for their 355cc bottles of the official beer for the 1998 World Cup.

France 355

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






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.


I think the Yorkshire followers are just a little bit keener than most. We are back to Duncan Gilmour, thanks to continued requests from a regular visitor. This is the third pair of pre-war and post-war labels from  that brewery.

Gilmour 3

Labels from the Eagle brewery have been added to our featured brewery section. Follow England > East Midlands

There are a couple of things I would like clarified. Is the 1930s correct for the first four labels? Is Festivale brewed for the festive season or is it for a particular festival? Could it be the Festival of Britain 1951 or the Leicester Brass Band Festival of 1931? The last two images are labels which do not indicate the beer? Are there neck labels to go with them? Are my assumptions correct? Let me know. Please!