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?
Here are the images of most, but not all of the labels for the auction at Adnams Brewery on Saturday 12th October. This is a charity auction and all proceeds will go to Adnams chosen charity, which is ‘Fresh Start- New Beginnings’, a children’s charity, providing a therapeutic service for victims of child sexual abuse, working across Suffolk and Norfolk.
So be prepared to bid slightly more or even a lot more than you normally would for these labels. As this is a charity auction, we accept bids from ANYONE. Send your bids to email@example.com
Our thanks go to all those members and collectors who have kindly donated labels for this auction.
More images added at bottom of post! And some more. 52 lots now
A number of visitors to the site have taken a look at the images of labels from Shrewsbury & Wem and now we have added more. There are some very early labels and again we have to thank to Keith for providing the photos. They are HERE
Also we have added a Christmas Stout label to the huge array of stunning labels from Rogers of the Jacob Street Brewery in Bristol. It is HERE near the bottom of the page and apparently quite scarce.
We have just added labels from the Shrewsbury & Wem Brewery Co to the site. The labels can be found HERE
Additionally another example has been added the Daniell & Sons of West Bergholt. Thanks to whoever sent the image in.
I have also been asked to add labels from Greene King of Bury St Edmunds to the site. There are a substantial number of their labels in existence and I have added them to the to-do list, which is now quite long.
No-one could possibly describe me as a cynic, except possibly when discussing the promises of government politicians for the last ten years, but I do have suspicions about the Crystal Brewery. Surely a bottler wouldn’t make up a brewery as a marketing ploy, that’s a 21st century action, isn’t it?