Dominion Record 2

Dominion Records (U.K.) / c. 1930

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Design: The four-colour printing with its elaborate graphics has been dropped in favour of single colour typography, black on white, probably in an effort to cut production costs. The price is advertised very prominently; one shilling and sixpence, or eighteen pennies, was an extremely high price for a record during the "slump" or Depression era (some records were being marketed for a third of the price), and was probably why the Dominion record company went out of business that same year. The royalty stamp shows that three farthings (three quarters of one penny) has been paid.

History: The movie Glorifying The Show Girl was being shown in 1930, so the record likely dates from that year. Label scan courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.

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