HMV Celebrity 1

His Master's Voice: Celebrity Recording (Czechoslovakia) / 1937

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Design: In this 'celebrity recording' honouring the revered first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), his photographic image is circled by a laurel wreath and flanked by a pair of flags of the new nation, consisting of two equal horizontal bands, white at top and red at the bottom, with a blue triangle on one side. The classic HMV logo at the foot is much simplified.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Gabriel G÷ssel of Czechoslovakia, who writes: "This HMVáCelebrity label honours the first Czechoslovak president, T.G. Masaryk."

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