Bombe (Germany) / c. 1912

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Design: The dramatic image presages the beginning of the First World War, which would soon engulf many nations of the world. A bomb explodes in mid-air, spreading shrapnel, smoke and flame all around; an electrical charge sizzles around the lower segment to form a border. The typefaces used for the imprinting are from the late Victorian era.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes that most of the issues from this company were pirated overdubs; most of the credits are anonymous and the label carries no name, place of origin or copyright notice.

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