Dominion Record 1

Dominion Records (U.K.) / 1928

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Design: A shining record encircles a full-colour reproduction of the world, like the ring around Saturn. (Note the segments of the British Empire, coloured red.) With the logo occupying so much space, the credit lines are positioned, rather unusually, at the top of the label. A critical register job for the printer, with the inside of the main line of lettering rendered in overlapping colours. The sound reproducer of a gramophone forms the second 'O' of 'Dominion.' The spindle hole is punched through the centre of the world, taking part of the label name with it.

History: Launched in 1928, Dominion ceased trading in 1930, but the company was not finally wound up until 1934. Alternate colour scan (below) courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.; record sleeve images courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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