Category Archives: Crate Digging

Bertelsmann 7″

This attractive record bag (both sides are the same) is from the German Bertelsmann label, and adorned 45 rpm singles issued by the label in the late 1950s into the early 1960s. As with many other European countries, most German … Continue reading

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Hudson

I spotted this non-descript item in a local antique centre, just a card box full of 78 rpm records from the 1920s.  Frustratingly the box was plain (I have a couple which are nicely printed) but when I turned it … Continue reading

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Green and white

Not, as I thought when I first saw this image recently (I missed it at the time), a rather over the top advert for a Rega record deck (or similar, I’m not a massive hi fi expert!), but a 2009 … Continue reading

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Learn Russian

I’ve looked at vinyl language learning albums on the site before but this unusual 7″ EP is a nice example of the genre. If the cover is a little bland it is fairly typical of instructional records of the time, … Continue reading

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Stock taking

These two generic bags turned up in a pile of 7″ singles recently, their utilitarian nature suggests they’d be off to land fill if I didn’t intervene!  They would seem to be stock bags, issued by the labels concerned to … Continue reading

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Hobbies

You’d need to be in your Sixties to remember the Hobbies model shops.  I was taken to their Sheffield branch from time to time by my Father who was quite skilled when it came to making things, though with me … Continue reading

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Special offers

One trade associated with vinyl which did die out in the Eighties was the discounted singles market.  Back in the Sixties some wholesale traders realised that with huge pressing numbers in pop singles, record labels would inevitably get stuck with … Continue reading

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Weekend – For all the family

Weekend Magazine was published in Britain during the Fifties and Sixties, a tabloid size illustrated title with lots of photos, glamour, stories, showbiz news and other entertainment. It also had full colour on the cover (often a pretty girl or … Continue reading

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RK Record Club

Another dance EP, but this one issued through the Rice Krispies Record Club based in the UK. Kellogg have had a few attempts over the years the associate their breakfast product with pop music, including flex discs moulded on to … Continue reading

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Special Request

It’s the height of post-Punk and New Wave, 1978. But over in Wigan the “Sexational” (her word not mine!) Pam Shaw is releasing this private pressing, a 7″ EP. And it’s not everyone who can boast of a sleeve note … Continue reading

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