HMV Celebrity 2

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

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Design: A different format to the previous 'celebrity' label, with the Nipper logo being reduced to a tiny thumbnail at the foot.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Gabriel G÷ssel of Czechoslovakia, who writes: "This HMVáCelebrity label pictures Bedrich Smetana, the composer of the opera The Bartered Bride." First performed in Prague in 1866, the opera was not met with widespread acclaim, but gradually came to be seen as a major factor in the development of Czech music, and eventually became a worldwide success (info: Wikipedia).

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