Dinky (U.K.) / c. 1931

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Design: The well-drawn illustration (possibly illustrating a nursery rhyme) shows a silhouette of a winged cherub (fairy?) in a pastoral setting, sitting atop a mushroom and blowing a trumpet, the music causing a long-tailed lamb to cavort alongside. A similar scenario is depicted on the Pigmy Gramophone label.

History: The term 'Dinky' is a British colloquialism for 'small.' Evidently a small-sized, cheaply-priced children's record. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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