Star Record 1

Star-Record (Germany) / c. 1916

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Design: Very crisp and clean printing of gold on black, with double fine lines on the outer edge. The star design bears some similarity to the Stella Gramophone Record, while the curvilinear Art Nouveau border is similar to the Aga-Platte label. The hyphenated label name is typical of many contemporary German-made labels intended for the wider European market (e.g. Jumbo-Record, Bella-Record, Kronophon-Record etc.)., as is the sober colour combination of black and gold.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "Both titles were composed in 1916, so I assume that would be the probable year of issue. As the other Star Record from Germany had a limited lifespan (1924-1929), it might just have been made by a different company." He also supplied the 'schutzmarke' (trade-mark) image below, which appeared in the Phonographische Zeitung magazine of 1907.

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

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