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    Posted 11 months ago

    Simonc
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    A lovely ceramic NoS ashtray that harks back to the glory days of the 1970s in the UK. From what I can remember, the TV tagline was "the pint that thinks it's a quart", or I may have gotten my branding muddled there!
    Fantastic condition, not a mark or ding on its surfaces at all. There's something Edwardian about its design, even the glaze gives it a very wooden look. Actually a friend of mine said it reminded him of either a piano - or bizarrely, a coffin!
    Anyway, while not exactly the most elegant ashtray in my collection, it's certainly got presence and I'm really proud to have it, especially as it's the only Whitbread ashtray I have. (...I think...)
    Hope you guys like it.

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    1. keramikos keramikos, 11 months ago
      Simonc, Cool. :-)

      *snip*

      Whitbread Trophy Bitter: 1976

      Music!Whitbread (big head) Trophy Bitter,
      The pint that thinks it’s a quart!
      It’s got the body, the body that satisfies
      It can’t be modest no matter how it tries
      ’Cos it’s the Whitbread Bitter, Trophy Bitter —
      The best that you ever bought (give him a trophy)
      Whitbread, Whitbread, Trophy Bitter
      The pint that thinks it’s a quart!Music!

      *snip*

      http://www.headington.org.uk/adverts/drinks_alcoholic.htm

      Classic Tv Advert Trophy Bitter

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYDWffsfWEA
    2. Simonc Simonc, 11 months ago
      Now I can't get that damn jingle out of my head. Thanks so much for that in-depth info. :)
    3. keramikos keramikos, 11 months ago
      Simonc, Heh. You're welcome.

      I was born and bred in the USA, so I never heard that jingle, but I have to say that linked page where I found it seems to be a veritable treasure trove of old British Commonwealth alcohol advertising jingles and commercials.

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