Imperial 1

Imperial (U.S.A.) / c. 1952

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Design: A very unusual 'Tuscan' style of lettering for the label name, showing bifurcated serifs. Five stars are used, presumably to suggest a 'top quality' product.

History:  Founded in 1947, Imperial specialized in early rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues. In 1963 it was sold to the Liberty label.

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