Design: A finely-crafted calligraphic logo in the classic 1920s style, based on pen lettering or steel engraving, rather than the more usual fat brush script (e.g. Hydrola). The imprinting is done in Korinna, which first appeared in Germany in 1904 and remains in popular use.
History: Label scan above courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes: "The German Derby label was first connected with Deutsche Grammophon, later with Homophon and Lindström. All three companies had the German Derby in their catalogues. The dark brown Derby records (above) were always 25cm in diameter. The diameter of the light blue Derbys (below) were either 20cm or 17cm; #5568 (below) was recorded in October 1928. The sleeve (bottom) holds a 20cm record from 1929. 'Nur für Deutschland' means that the record company was not allowed to sell the record outside of Germany." Alternate colour label scan (below) courtesy of collector Jukka Kettunen of Finland; sleeve scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.
Derby blue label, G-prefix
Derby blue label, D.O.-prefix. The "L" probably indicates a recording done at the Lindström studios. For more facts about the Derby label see Online Discography Derby 25cm (in German) by Dr. Rainer E. Lotz of Bonn."
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