RWG (Germany) / 1932

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Design: The logo at the top seems to represent a stylized spread eagle, the symbol of Germany, with its three concentric 'wings' being reflected in the triple-line outer border. The rest of the label is typeset in a very restrained fashion.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Gabriel Gössel of Czechoslovakia, who writes: "The records were pressed from Czech Ultraphon matrices by the Tempo factory in Germany." Thanks for updated info to Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "RWG [not RGW, as previously designated] is the logo abbreviation of ERWEGE, a central buying association for individual household goods dealers (the successor of ERWEGE was Kaufring). In the early 1930s, ERWEGE expanded its range of items to include food and textiles, and also began making transactions with chain stores. According to the noted discographer Lange, the R.A. Dworski's Melody Boys matrix 3064 is from 1932, and was pressed by Brillant, the predecessor of Tempo. He also mentions RWG as being a sub-label of Brillant."

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