Panacoustic (U.K.) / c. 1948

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Design: A rather peculiar design, featuring a spectacular image of the world as seen from outer space behind a bank of puffy clouds, which effectively divides the upper and lower segments. On top of the world, stretching around its perimeter, runs the almost unreadable label name, which appears to be made out of glass. A very nice open-line Art Deco-style font runs around the foot.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to Tommy Handley (1892-1949) was a very popular radio comedy star, whose popularity was at its height during the war years 1939-1945. Label scan courtesy of collector Greg Butler of the U.K., who notes, "I think it dates from just after WWII. The other side is a propaganda-style message from Handley about saving energy."

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