Halley-Record (Germany) / c. 1910

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Design: The shield-like format, with an equally-divided upper and lower segment, is similar to that shown on several Beka labels of the time, the widening strap across the centre here being decorated with dots. The label name is hand-lettered in monoline Victorian-looking capitals, with arbitrary ornamentation filling the open area below.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "This was probably a bootleg label, here with matrix numbers from the Dacapo label of 1910. The 'Proto-Orchester' of Berlin, Germany was led by Carl Woitschach, who had no contract with any record company."

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