Butterfly (Burma) / c. 1929

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Design: A very beautiful, delicate design, printed in two colours from opposite ends of the colour spectrum.

History: Edison Bell was founded in the early 1890s in London, and lasted until 1933; the design, with its semi-circular upper segment, seems to have been inspired by the Columbia design, which first appeared in 1928. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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