International Society of Label Collectors & British Brewery Research

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Membership of the Society

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Membership of the Society shall be open to all persons, irrespective of nationality, who pay the annual subscription.

Such payment shall entitle a member to all the facilities and activities of the Society, providing they shall undertake to abide completely by the Constitution of the Society.

Membership is annual with subscription renewals falling due on 1st April each year.

 Subscription Rates for 2021/2022

United Kingdom Adult Membership (over 16 & under 65 years of age) £18 per year
United Kingdom Junior Membership (under 16 years of age) £10 per year
United Kingdom Senior Membership (over 65 years of age) £12 per year
European Membership (all ages) £19 per year or £34 for two years
Rest of the World Membership (all ages) £20 per year or £36 for two years
Corporate Membership (inclusive of free advertising in our newsletter) £90 per year

PLEASE NOTE: that we are generally only able to accept subscription fees in Sterling (GBP) in cash, by personal cheque (drawn on a United Kingdom mainland bank) or International Money Orders. We are pleased to receive subscriptions by bank standing order. We can also now accept payment via PayPal.

Please contact the Membership Secretary (via the contact form ) for our bank account details or PayPal account

We are unable to accept payment by cheques drawn on banks outside the United Kingdom mainland, or by credit and debit cards.

Benefits of Membership

Members receive a Newsletter, published six times a year, containing details of new label issues, forthcoming events, articles concerned with the history and various other aspects of labels, label design and the hobby of collecting.

Members of the Society may advertise via the Newsletter free of charge, if the advert does not exceed a maximum number of words, exclusive of name and address. Where an advert exceeds this number a charge for every extra word is made.

Members may, at the Society’s discretion, include material for distribution with the Newsletter.

All preparation will be the responsibility of the person(s) submitting such material.

Members have the opportunity to purchase labels, mostly donated by breweries in aid of our Label of the Year charities, which are offered for sale via the Newsletter.

Members have the opportunity to attend our meetings to join other collectors for the purposes of exchanging labels and or socialising. These are also the venue for occasional auctions of labels which are only available only in limited quantities.

Members have the opportunity to purchase labels from our sales stand, which is present at all of our meetings.

Members will have access to the private areas of the Society’s web site for current newsletters and label sales. [This facility is still under development]

Members receive a full list of the names and addresses of the membership.