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14th April 2022

Postal Auction of Rare Beer Books from Barrie Pepper

I am trying to raise money for the Red Cross fund for Ukraine and my local parish church’s Food Bank where we feed some 800 families every week. I am organising a postal auction for two lots of rare books: The Whitbread Library of 11 books and the unpublished Good Beer Guide 1974.

Lot 1 – The complete Whitbread Library (11 hardback books)  with colour and b & w illustrations. Books are in good order with some tears in dust covers. Published 1947 to 1953. Reserve – £100

Lot 2 – Good Beer Guide 1974 (Unpublished edition). The publishers took fright at the caution to ‘Avoid Watney’s beers like the plague’ The printing was pulped but this one got away. It is in reasonable condition. Reserve – £50.

Bids should be sent to Barrie Pepper at 58 Elmete Hill, Leeds LS8 2NT, or (preferably) by email to Bidding closes on 31st May.

All proceeds will be shared between the Red Cross Fund for Ukraine and St Aidan’s Church, Leeds, Food Bank Fund.

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