Odeon 5

Odeon (Italy) / c. 1926

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Design: The border here is rather distinctive, being composed of three knob-ended units rather than the more usual two or four segments. The type used for the imprinting of the song title ('Fleur d'Amour') is a very attractive stub serif, possibly dating from the first decade of the century.

Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "This Odeon was made in Italy by Societa Italiana di Fonotipia. Judging by the flip side, which features Clarence Williams' Stompers playing Dinah, it would date from about 1926." Composer Jose Padilla had several big hits in the era for the Paul Whiteman band, while Francis Salabert ran a major music publishing house, Editions Salabert (and had his own record label), based in Paris. The affixed royalty stamp also bears his name.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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