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Stephen Killick’s Truman’s Beer Labels

February 9, 2015
by the gentle author

After I published my tiny collection of Old Truman’s Beer Labels last week, I was thrilled to hear from Stephen Killick in Australia who collected more than one hundred and fifty Truman’s Beer labels as a child – all issued between 1956 and 1960 – and placed them in scrapbooks.

Born in Poplar, Stephen began collecting at the age of nine and continued until the age of sixteen when he became a Mod. Stephen’s father used to deliver sugar to the Truman’s Brewery in Brick Lane and, whenever Stephen went along with him, the brewers gave him labels. Later, when the family moved out to Essex, Stephen collected beer and wine labels from other breweries and even ventured into cheese labels too, but these magnificent Truman’s Beer labels remain his first love.

Stephen Killick

You may also like to take a look at my original selection

Old Truman’s Beer Labels

or see another collection

Clive Murphy, Phillumenist

5 Responses leave one →
  1. February 9, 2015

    What a wide range of beer sorts, and a magnificent collecting area! — Stephen Killick must have been a happy child…

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

  2. Barbara permalink
    February 9, 2015

    Another great find ! That’s what I love about this Blog , one find leads to another …and totally global .

  3. Hilary permalink
    February 9, 2015

    Wow,I would love to see the cheese labels!

  4. Lynne permalink
    February 9, 2015

    I have read the Spitalfields newsletters with interest. I am helping a friend find more info about Truman Hanbury as her father was a drayman in the late 1800′s. If anyone knows of any archives or other resources we would be very interested to hear about them.

  5. February 24, 2015

    As a child in the early 60′s i lived next door to the bottling plant and the the girls on the production line used to pass out hundreds of labes to us a shame i never kept them.

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