Besttone Record 4

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

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Design: A large and rather formidable-looking eagle dominates the design; by way of contrast, the song title celebrates one of the smallest of Britain's birds, the wren. Why so many secondary 'brand' names appear for the same basic Rifanco label ('canary,' 'lion,' 'eagle,' 'marble') is unknown; perhaps the intent was to encourage buyers to collect them as a series.

History: As previous. Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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

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