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Nice to see the interest in the Brickwood labels. I have a theory as to the origin of the range of colours, which I will come to later this week. In the meantime, I was really pleased to find these two Double Thatch labels from Ramsgate. Larger size, 93mm tall and lovely.

Yes. There are another two. Does anybody have an idea why? Test runs? Different design for different distribution areas? Drunk designer? Interesting that one contributor thought the label on #168 right was the best, now there is another option.

Spot the Difference #167; Brickwoods Ltd

Most of the labels we have featured in this section have illustrated small differences in very similar labels. Today and possibly again later this week, we are featuring labels which appear to be exactly the same design, but some of you might possibly detect a slight colour change. To show you what we mean, here are two Original Malt Stout labels from Brickwoods Ltd, issued after the change of name from Brickwood and Co Ltd.

Happy New Year – Well It Should Be

Thanks to Eric for putting together a great set of venues for our 2020 meetings

Auction Closes 9th January: Email & postal bids accepted from members

Winter Meeting: Saturday 1st February Venue: Royal Oak, Tabard Street London

Spring Meeting: Saturday 21st March Venue: Green King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds

AGM: Saturday 13th June Venue: Hook Norton Brewery

LOTY Judging Meeting: Saturday 7th September Venue: TBA

LOTY 2020: Saturday 3rd October  Venue: J W Lees, Greengate Brewery

I thought I would get in a reply to Denis’ letter in the latest edition of our Newsletter.

Denis is quite correct. The size of labels is important, and I too wonder why sellers do not bother to include in their listings.

Every so often I just send a ‘What size is this label please?’ note to every seller without sizes. I also have a rule not to give a 5 star rating for description if there is not an indication of size.

It is the reason for this theme on our blog.

The label on the left is relatively common and would sell for less than £5 on eBay. The one on the right does not come up very often and I guess, would command a much higher price.

We are expecting to be able to update the whole of the website in the near future, but in the meantime we are going to continue to post as frequently as we can.

I have spent far too many hours in the hope of finding the missing label from this pair of Golden Ales from Burt’s Brewery in Ventnor. Now that I have managed to acquire it, I thought it worth adding to the blog.

LOTY 2019

Just a quick update on today, more to follow.

A new record charity donation today at Adams PLC. A great day & many thanks to all who helped out & those who put their hands in their pockets.

We handed a cheque to Fresh Start – New Beginings for £3,300 RESULT!

Spot the Difference #164; Arthur Guinness

Not often that small variations of early Guinness labels get a mention on here. Thanks to Mat for sending in these images of Extra Stout bottled by Lacon of Great Yarmouth. And when you do see the difference, does it raise a question or two?

Our gallery of Lacon’s labels can be seen HERE

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