Nitto Record

Nitto Record (Japan) / c. 1918

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Design: Similar to the Columbia label of 1908. Red and gold, though popular in Asia as symbolizing health and wealth, is not always the most legible colour combination.

History: Thanks to collector Jovan Kovacevic of Serbia for the following updated info: "For the Japanese record label, Nitto Record, you mention that the name 'Nitto' might derive from the slang "neato," but it is actually an archaic name for Japan (one of many)." Alternate colour scan (below) courtesy of collector Gabriel Gössel of Czechoslovakia.

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