Plaza

Plaza (U.K.) / 1933

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Design: The label name on this small-size (8 inch) record follows the outer curve; whether the radius of the inner 'stamper' ring was taken into consideration is unknown, but it fits well. The spacial 'air' between the letters is reduced by the seldom-seen practice of overlapping them (compare with the French Champion label of the same era), some of the blank space being occupied by a leftward stroke on the top of the capital 'A.' Note also how the horizontal strokes of the letters have been curved to follow the radius. A stroboscopic border, a popular innovation of the 1930s, also appears.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that this label was produced by the British Homophone company (B.H.Co.).




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