Jet (Dutch West Indies) / c. 1958

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Design: The illustration/logo shows an early type of military jet aircraft with a marking of #3 on its front appearing above the label name, which has been decorated with speed-lines, its extremities bending as if affected by high speed.

History: Evidently a customized label which could have been manufactured either in North or South America for a music shop on the small tourist resort of Aruba, one of a string of small islands in the South Pacific Ocean just north of the coastline of Venezuela. The initials 'N.W.I.' stand for 'Netherlands West Indies'; in 1986, Aruba achieved its status of independence within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Label scan courtesy of collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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