Columbia 11

Columbia Record (U.K.) / 1934

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Design: A lush, tasteful floral ornament is mirrored either side of the 'magic notes' logo in the upper segment, similar in feeling to earlier and later designs. The positioning of the 'stripe' containing the label name is consistent with Columbia's standard format, as is the stub-serif type style, though with the addition of the word 'Record' the lettering is much more condensed.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "This record, a give-away for buyers of expensive Marconi radiograms, was made in 1934 for the Marconi company. On one side is a monologue titled 'The Birth Of Radio,' describing Guglielmo Marconi's invention. On the flip side is a commentary about selections from Columbia's record catalogue."

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