Vocalion Celebrity Record (U.K.) / 1936

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Design: The label name is lettered in a transitional Gothic style called Rotunda, which evolved in Spain. Though written with a broad pen, it was characterized by elliptical, pot-bellied strokes rather than the strictly vertical form of Textura, as seen on the original Vocalion label.

History: Label scans courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that this label started out as a Crystalate Record Co. subsidiary. Crystalate was taken over by Decca in 1937, and the label wound up in about 1940.

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

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