Venus Record

Venus Record (U.K.) / c. 1919

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Design: Closely based on the pre-WWI Jumbo-Record label, with the figure of Venus replacing the elephant directly above the spindle-hole. The redrawn label name lettering even retains the distinctive 'hook' on the main stem of the cap R. The typeface used for the imprinting of the song ('Maxina'), is known as Engravers, and was meant to mimic the style often used by copper-plate engravers on bank-notes and the like. It was available in caps and small caps only, as was the smaller font to be seen at the foot, Copperplate Gothic.

History: Evidently a descendant of the pre-WWI Jumbo-Record label, but this one seems to have been printed in England, as the quality of the presswork is inferior to the earlier German-printed label. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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