Beka Meister Record

Beka-Meister-Record (U.K.) / c. 1910

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Design: A complex strapwork design, the beginnings of which can be seen in the unidentified German label of c. 1908. Either side of the Beka flamingo logo is an Art Nouveau knot, used as a filler, its curving lines quite different to the sharply-pointed lines of the border. Most of the fonts used for the imprinting are from the late Victorian era, but also present is the Cheltenham font (used for the serial number, also the matrix number at the foot), which made its first appearance in 1904. The printing appears to have been done in England.

History: As the previous pages. Label scan courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.

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