Columbia 3

Columbia (U.S.A.) / 1928

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Design: The label has been divided into round-edged segments above and below the fat-faced label name, which gives the design a 'chubby' look. The colours have been reduced to a minimum gold and black.

History: The 'Viva-tonal' notation, which showed that these masters were now being recorded electrically (rather than acoustically), was added in 1927. Alternate scans below courtesy of collector Dimitar Malchev of Bulgaria and Georg Richter of Germany.

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

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