Colonial Record

Colonial Record (U.K.) / c. 1911

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Design: Made in Germany for a British company, Lockwoods of London (a greyhound carrying a record in his mouth is superimposed over a capital L), for sale in Australia. That the label should carry this name is curious: having originally been settled in 1778, Australia was by this time no longer a colony, having become an independent Commonwealth country in 1901. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

History: An unusually-shaped border keeps the label name and logo separate from the imprinting area, its flowing line contrasting with the sharp-pointed stars which separate the blurb from the label name.

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