Design: The Decca label here seems to have imitated the Brunswick design in its use of the star and stripe.
History: Thanks to Marcus for the following info: "The Decca name has nothing to do with the Dulcettone-Barnet Samuels or Mecca [as previously intimated]. It's the first five notes of a Beethoven symphony, and is clearly shown on early scripted sleeves, and is also why the image of Beethoven appears on the early labels." Founded in 1928, Decca soon became the second largest record company in the world. It was taken over by MCA in the 1970s. As noted here, this record was pressed by the Compo company. Label scan (below) courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.|