Arminius-Schallplatte (Germany) / c. 1927

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Design: A basic symmetrical layout with the heading in sans serif type, well printed in gold on a red background, the upper and lower segments separated by monoline scrollwork. The imprinting is done in a German Art Nouveau-inspired typeface called Korinna, which appeared on the market in 1904 and achieved lasting popularity.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland. Thanks for updated info to collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "The Arminius-Schallplatte label is first listed in the 1926 Stukenbrok calalogue [not in that of 1912, as previously suggested], starting with record #80001 and ending with #80018 (in the 1912 catalogue, the only record label that is listed is the Aste Schallplatte). The label shown here 80113 was issued later than 1926, but was probably acoustically recorded many years before. The publisher, one August Stukenbrok, had neither a recording studio nor a record pressing plant; on the labels he issued he continued to issue acoustic recordings for many years after electrical recording had become the industry standard. In his 1926 catalogue, he offered also Odeon and Polyphon records of the acoustic period, as well as those of Arminius-Schallplatte, Teutonia-Schallplatte and Aste Schallplatte (the name 'ASTE' was derived from the following initials: August STukenbrok Einbeck. Stukenbrok's business ceased operations in 1931; the premises he once occupied have now become Einbeck's town hall."

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