Regal 1

Regal (U.K.) / 1920

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Design: The collage of images used for the logo consist of an orb (a circular globe representing the world and surmounted by a cross, symbolizing the superiority of Christ over all), positioned on a tasselled cushion, with two crossed sceptres (symbols of royal authority) in front, flanked by legal notices. The main line of lettering follows the outer curve of the label, in a ultra-bold stub-serif display type, which was popular in contemporary newspaper and print advertising.

History: The Regal label in Britain was a Columbia subsidiary. Musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. notes: "The label lasted from December 1920 until February 1937. Most of its first 600-plus releases were re-issues from old Columbia masters. This example, recorded in April 1910, first appeared on the Rena label (Rena 1348)."

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

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