Bass Prince's Ale 1929

Bass Prince's Ale 1929
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Winning bid: £50.00
Lot number: 065-1794

On 23rd July 1929 the King's grandson, the Prince of Wales and later Edward VIII, continued the tradition by mashing this special ale at the brewery. The King had visited the brewery in Burton-upon-Trent in 1902 to brew a special "Kings Ale". Unlike his Grandfather, Edward arrived by air and flew back to London on the same day. Quite an exceptional effort for the time!

These bottles were all sealed with red wax, with the Bass logo embossed onto it. Unfortunately the wax was very brittle, and it is unusual to find bottles with the wax still intact. Some bottles have been resealed by the Bass Museum.

The beer was sold in many places and was said to be available up to 1945. It was sold originally for £5 a bottle, which would have been a lot of money at that time.

We have no ABV or bottle size information for this lot. It is approx 25cms tall, the level is at the top of the bottle shoulder.

Please note the general condition of the lot, and that due to the age of the bottle it is fragile and the bidders should pay attention to the condition of the label and wax seal. We are unable to offer insurance on the shipping, and the purchaser accepts full liability for the shipment of this old bottle.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 65th Auction (August 26 – September 4, 2016)