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Greene King Auction

The auction that was planned for our now cancelled meeting in Bury St Edmunds, will now be held as a postal/email auction. You should all have now received a catalog by post or email. If yours is missing, please contact me via this link

Closing date is now April 3rd

Spring Meeting At Greene King Cancelled

Greene King have suspended all brewery tours until the current crisis has passed. Details of new date, and/or refunds of money paid will emerge in the fullness of time. The labels which would have been auctioned, will now be sold as an email/postal auction. Update on the closing date, if there is a change will be posted here. A real shame, I was looking forward to it.

If only………

Called into to this pub and ordered a pint and a complete set of their labels.

Site Update

It is about time we told you about the additions to the site. There are now labels from the following breweries:

Russells & Wrangham of Malton which can be found HERE

Thompson & Son of Walmer which can be found HERE

Cook & Sons of Halstead which can be found HERE

In addition, there are better images of the labels from George Shaw of Leigh, which are HERE and an additional Nut Brown Ale has been added to Soames which are HERE. I know there is a red label of similar design to the Dinner Ale, it would be great if someone sent in an image.

Yes I know, we featured one of their labels last time. It was #4 and is part of such an attractive set that another had to be published. I know there are a small number of collectors out there, who dismiss every label not from the UK, but my view is that there are both very attractive and really boring labels from every country in the world. This is one of the highly attractive examples from Kips Bay Brewing Co in New York City.

Cask Labels # 38; Lorimer & Clark

I am worried that some of the recent posts of cask labels may have overexcited some of you, so today’s offering will serve as an antidote. Three labels probably from the 1960s or 70s, a time when the need to produce colourful advertising on casks as well as bottles had passed for most breweries. What I do like about these is the consistency of design and three different colours, together with the unashamed ‘Cask Conditioned’.

Cask Labels #37; Canterbury Brewery Co

Sorry! Another example of a less then common label that we would all love to have in our collection. The Canterbury Brewery Co only owned one pub and a couple of off licences, so there won’t have been many of these labels around. It was bought out by Fremlins in 1923.

Slight change of tack today, necessary before I mount a newly acquired label in its album. Two Guinness Extra Stout labels from the 1920s and 1930s bottled by the Chester Northgate Brewery and not only do you get design differences, but two different coloured papers as well. The label on the left is the earlier.

Cask Labels #36; Warwicks & Richardsons Ltd

This cask label is fairly basic, but to my eyes, still attractive. If the cask had been destined for a tied house, there would surely have been little need for the name and address of the destination. My guess is that this was sent by train for a one-off order.

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