Besttone Record

Besttone-Record (U.K.) / c. 1912

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Design: A delicately-drawn crested canary ('sounds well'), carrying a circle in its beak, flies across the wavy rays of the sun ('wears long'). The label is clearly divided into upper and lower segments. By the typographic treatment of the imprinting it is evident that the label is German-made.

History: Label scan courtesy of musicographer and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that Besttone 'Rifanco' borrowed masters from other labels, including Famous, Diploma and Pioneer.


Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):


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