My interest is solely in Guinness labels, which is a pretty narrow subject, although there’s plenty of material to go at if you know where to look. Anyway the mystery label in the magazine brought me back to a Guinness label I obtained fairly recently , the bottler of which is unknown to me.
So , who bottled this? My search of the Century of British Brewers only threw up, John Lovibond & Son in Greater London with the initials JLS, but their sheaf of sticks trademark isn’t there.
It could of course be just a bottler, but who was well known enough to use their initials? Usually a bottler had an address proudly displayed. Obviously whoever bottled this considered themselves well enough known to use JLS (or LJS or whatever). I guess the label from the rest of the design is probably 1890-1910, certainly pre- WW1
So over to you, could you kindly put it in the mystery labels section for me and see if anyone knows who JLS is (not the boy band of that name obviously)
Thanks Chris P