Keith Phipp's fantastic bar and part of his huge collection in Bedworth, Warwickshire.

Mike Gatenby in part of the Pump clip museum.
(Photograph by Adam Gale)
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Tony Hammond's best collection in the country at his mansion summerhouse in Cheshire.
Clip collecting originated in 1968. Clips are brewery advertisements that fix to hand pumps. They can be seen in most any bar where real ale is served. As more breweries expanded their ranges more collectors started collecting. The first collector was Frank Bailee followed by Mike Pugh and Andrew Cunningham.

Mike Pugh at the Sepastopol Club in South Wales.

In the middle 70's Mike Gatenby started collecting. Now there are many collectors out there. Some try to collect every clip and seem to always know exactly how many they have at any one time! Other, more realistic collectors, collect either one from each brewery or certain themes: e.g. Aviation, Birds, Cricket, Dogs, Football, Glamour or Rugby. Some collect artists of whom the most famous is Pete Mckee of Sheffield.

Very few collectors have their clips on display, especially if they are married! They are more often than not stored in boxes in the loft! Some have outhouses or other places where their collections are stored!

A small part of the National collection in New Basford, Nottinghamshire.

Part of the great Andrew Cunningham collection in a pub in West Bridgeford,Nottingham.

Rob from Stourport on Severn novel way of exhibiting his vast collection!

Ben from Usk in Monmouthshire showing clips from his superb Rugby collection!

Burton Bridge 'Gold Medal' series is the longest running historical monthly series which began in 1998!

Castle Rock monthly 'nature' series which has been running for about ten years and are widely collected.

Tring brewery triangle shaped clips have been coming out for a number of years and give a local historical slant for Hertfordshire.

Below are my choice of the best 10 clips that I have come across for the year 2012.

Skinners of Truro, Cornwall. Position 1

Collaboration of Titanic and Chelsea breweries. Position 2

Navigation of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Position 3

Tring of Tring, Hertfordshire. Position 4

Magpie of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Position 5

Partners of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Position 6

Double Top of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Position 7

Lymestone of Stone, Staffordshire. Position 8

Mighty Oak of Maldon, Essex. Position 9

White Rose of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Position 10

Congratulations to all the above breweries who have made the top 10 out of 6000 new pump clips issued this year!

A clip to toast Sergio's last minute goal in the match against QPR last May 2012 when Man City pipped Man United to the title!

(Viva Las Vegas!)

(The best team in the land in all the world!)

(Came out when City beat United in the semi final of the f.a cup 2011!)

(To celebrate Crystal Palace beating Man U in the Carling cup Nov 30 2011 at Old Trafford)