Amiga (East Germany) / 1957

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Design: The label has been successfully updated, with the music staff deleted and the label name lettered in an interesting fashion, an ultra-fat script with stylized details. Very neat typographic treatment throughout.

History: Thanks for updated info to collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "Amiga was nationalized in 1955. VEB, alongside the spindle hole, stands for Volkseigener Betrieb ("owned by the people") company. The communist-led regime of East Germany, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) nationalized many private companies such as this [see the 1940s version of the label, 'Lied der Zeit,' or 'Songs of Today,' once owned by the political singer Ernst Busch, in partnership with Hans Schwartz] to conform to a state-directed economy (Planwirtschaft)." Label scan courtesy of collector Dimitar Malchev of Bulgaria. Alternate colour scan (below) courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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