Muza 8

Muza (Poland) / 1952

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Design: Like all the Muza labels, this reveals a very high standard of creative design, which uses as a logical starting-point the physical reality of the raised stamper-ring (outside the spindle-hole), featuring graphics to the outside of it (a loosely-drawn repeating heraldic image of the Polish spread-eagle) and understated typography within. A beautiful, richly-ornamental layout, in an attractive colour combination of burgundy and gold.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland, who writes: "This 1952 special issue (consisting of four records) on the Warsaw-based Muza label features a speech made shortly after the end of World War II by the first Polish president, Boleslaw Bierut, who was a Soviet NKVD agent. This release dates from the time when communism was the greatest terror in Poland."

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