Alan’s Desert Island Beer Labels #3

Oval McEwan label.    I paid £55 for this label outbidding another top collector when only him and I were active on a well-known internet auction site.  It was probably around 1999 !!!   I’m sure no hard feelings .   I regret now not bidding higher on some lovely rare labels that were being sold at that time. But as long as they go to a good home / collector I have no problems. 


1 Comment

  • alastair

    Fabulous label! Interesting how other brewers of Foreign Extra Stout emulated the Guinness labels. (cf Guinness Extra Foreign Stout label beneath the Beaver Brand bottling label in the Guinness gallery. I wonder if Guinness sued Wm McEwan for breach of intellectual copyright due to the similarity with theirs. I’m sure Bass would have considering they took Allsopps or Ind Coope to court over the Diamond trademark. Mind you, McEwans were a pretty large operation and bottled Guinness as well so the Dublin brewers may have shied off a bit.

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