Midlands brewery collection
Last Post 26 Apr 2020 10:06 AM by Advertising Antiques Ltd. 13 Replies.
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01 May 2012 02:39 PM  

 This year after making the move from Sunny Nunny to Birmingham I have been focusing on Midlands breweries as my main field of bottle and tat collecting. I have grown up around M & B pubs all my life and my father was an avid brew X1 drinker so many of the objects I have acquired I remember being behind the bars of the smoke filled tatty pubs my dad used to frequent. 

 
I dont think any brewery left it's mark on a town or city quite like m & b did to Brimingham. There are many fine pubs with acid etched glass, tilework and stonework advertising their ales, and despite selling all of their pubs I would say 50% of the pubs in the west midlands have a leaping deer or their letters still stuck up somewhere. 
 
 
 
There is plenty of stuff still about, so I have been hoarding it. 
 
If you have anything you want to part with, please message me!!
 
Ansells Bottles, Various
 
Midlands, various
 
Mitchells & Butlers spirit flasks
 
1970's M & B beer bottles
 
Acid etched glasses, and later transfer printed glass
 
Flagon, fiver from preloved!
 
Transfer printed and labeled midlands beers
 
Ashtrays, beer trays and showcard
 
m & b beer mats
 
My much coveted party 7 cans. Ansells Caskette was the first ever party 7, and is worth as much as some green codds! The tatty M&B bumper is under a crude restoration, believe me it looked worse before, but they are realy really tough to get hold of
 
 
Random 20p shield and a rather nice T G Green ashtray
 
"shabby chic" mirror
 
Holt brewery was another large Bham brewery. They were bought out by Ansells, who adopted their now well known squirrel logo. This bottle is a Holts pre dating the merger. Alongside a Showells of Langley beer
 
 
 
 
Holt and Showells spirit flasks
 
Holt and Showells spirit flasks
 
 
Smashed Showells match striker, under restoration and starting to take shape after quite a while now!
 
 
I hope you enjoyed looking through some snaps of my mullock :hehe:
 
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01 May 2012 03:31 PM  
Hi Dweeb, great post. I have a large holts beer bottle you can have.

Cheers.

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01 May 2012 05:38 PM  
OOOH look forward to it, thanks Al!
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01 Apr 2020 05:06 PM  

 Hi. I am trying to pull together a catalogue of every British beer can ever produced. I am very interested in seeing photos of your old party cans (in particular the Ansells Caskette Mild can). Can you send them to me? Kind regards, Nick

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01 Apr 2020 05:35 PM  
I think the 'Godfather' used to drink BREW XI when he was a 'Man of the Midland's'.
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01 Apr 2020 05:45 PM  
Fantastic collection of Everythin from Brum..Great to see
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03 Apr 2020 10:53 AM  

M & B crown opener

 

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03 Apr 2020 12:04 PM  
Roy Rodgers horse Trigger spent a few months at the M&B stables at Smethwick Cape hill factory..
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07 Apr 2020 12:57 PM  

 I expect you have most of these Nick?

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07 Apr 2020 12:59 PM  

 M&B miniature bottle openers

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07 Apr 2020 01:13 PM  

 By all accounts Trigg enjoyed his stay in the West Midland's. They say the clever old nag was capable of performing over 60 tricks!

 
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12 Apr 2020 06:08 PM  

 Hi, dweeb, nice collection of Midland beer stuff, like the M&B mirror ,I grew up in Smethwick not far from the Mitchel & Butlers brewery at Cape Hill and drank Brew11 as a teenager,  I have entered an early cast iron pub table ( Mitchel & Butlers ) in the Bamber Books auction which was due for 31 May, don't know when that wil be now though, all original paint work if you are interested, I have a crown opener stamped Butlers, pre dates M & B not worth much but nice, also I have a large brass inkstand in the form of the Smethwick Malting building in Langley, Smethwick, dated 1922, unfortunately can't upload photos from my iPad to show you. Good luck with your collecting & stay sane & safe everyone, Regards Keith 

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26 Apr 2020 10:06 AM  
Great stuff,I have a few free bits of stuff for you next time you are passing. Cheers. Al
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