Electrecord 2

Electrecord (Romania) / 1939

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Design: One of the very few labels to feature all-lowercase lettering instead of all-caps (see also Temple). The lettering is influenced by the Art Deco movement, being constructed by compass-and-ruler (e.g. the circular arm on the letter 'r'). The stroke weight variations seen in the previous label have been corrected, with the cross-bar of the 'e' being the only irregularity. The corners of the panels have become much more rounded, following the lead of the Columbia 'D' series label, introduced in the late 1920s. The notch in the outer border at the top allows for the placement of a royalty stamp.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Dimitar Malchev of Bulgaria. According to collector Florin Caloianu of Romania, this was the third series of the Electrecord label to appear in that country, between 1939 and 1942 (this session, recorded in late 1938, was issued in 1939). Two earlier series, both with black labels, are identifiable either by their manufacture in Germany (1932-1933) or in Romania (1934-1935).

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

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