Harp

Harp (Bulgaria) / c. 1936

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Design: Two styles of harp are featured in the collage: the larger being a realistic-looking frame harp with a fore-pillar; the smaller being a silhouette of the Aeolian harp. There are also two kinds of leaves: the round-lobed oak leaf and the laurel, both symbolizing strength and victory in the world of ancient Greece. What the loose contours in the background represent is unknown (perhaps symbolizing the Greek islands?). The lower segment is strongly defined, with a unique chevron-cut border.

History: All label scans courtesy of collector Dimitar Malchev of Bulgaria, who notes: "Harp was one of the biggest Bulgarian record companies of the 1930s, surviving until 1947. They produced different coloured labels, but all with the same graphics."




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