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Journal

Our Journal is published twice a year, in the spring and autumn. Each issue has a wide variety of articles, nearly all written by Circle members.
A searchable Digital version of the back catalogue is available to members.

The Spring 2017 Journal

The Autumn 2016 edition

Autumn 2016 CoverThis Journal contains a wide range of topics, including Early English and French enamels and a description of the labels and types of Madeira.
Regular features such as Notes & Queries, names on labels and the auction rooms' reports provide some fascinating reading.

The Spring 2016 Journal

CoverThe Spring 2016 Journal includes articles on the life of Susanna Barker and on her wine labels; decorative features on early Newcastle labels; pierced Birmingham labels of the 1820s and 1830s; and more on London escutcheon variations.

The Autumn 2015 Journal

Autumn Journal CoverThis Journal included articles on the differences in chasing on early Escutcheon labels, on American Wine Labels auctioned in New York in January, and Napoleon's favourite wines.

Some Subjects Covered in Recent Journals

A selection of articles in recent issues gives an indication of topics that have been covered. The committee and the editors may make suggestions but contents of each Journal are mainly the result of the topics members have chosen to write about.

Labels, Makers and Marks (Spring 2015), Architectural Designs from the Mid 19th Century (Autumn 2014),Collecting stories such as a Favourite Label (Autumn 2013), Searching for Labels (Autumn 2011) and Collecting on a Shoe-String Budget (Autumn 2011)

Features on particular silversmiths, their lives, designs and marks such as: The Designs on early Escutcheons (2014 & 2015); Early Makers, their designs and where they Worked (Autumn 2014); Labels from Chester and NW England (Spring 2014); Sandylands Drinkwater (Autumn 2013) ; John Adams of Exeter (Autumn 2011); Robert Garrard I & II: their labels (Spring 2007); Paul Storr, his life & labels (Spring 2010); and William Ritchie of Perth (Autumn 2011)

Designs of labels with numerous different designs illustrated and discussed. Among these have been Circular labels (Spring 2010); Plain Escutcheons (Autumn 2013); labels in the shape of Elephants (Autumn 2011); Kidney shaped labels (Spring 2007); Lady Bountiful (Spring 2009): Openwork scrolls (Spring 2011); Slot labels (Spring 2010 & Autumn 2012); Snake borders (Spring 2008) and Squirrels & Bears (Autumn 2008)

Labels from particular areas or towns, such as American labels (Spring & Autumn 2009); Edinburgh or Sheffield (Spring 2010), Exeter (Autumn 2012), Irish labels (Autumn 2010),
Newcastle (Spring 2013) and Gibraltar (Spring 2013)