Gurjiphone

Gurjiphone (India) / c. 1949

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Design: A curving banner contains the label name, with the label name reversed out, but the swallow-tailed endings either side being in outline. The image of a clasped handshake, often used by fraternal secret societies to signify deeply committed friendship, is used as a virtual logo (the same image appears on the Vaughan label).

History: Label scan courtesy of collector and musicographer Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who writes: "Active in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Gurjiphone was made for export to Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrein, Yemen and other Middle East countries."




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