Tag Archives: 78 rpm

rubber stamps and brown paper

Three more brown paper record bags which give us more glimpses of shopping for records in the past. The London Jazz Club on Bryanston Street, near Marble Arch, was a popular jazz venue in the fifties (referred to as the The … Continue reading

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Stitched up

As anyone who has spent some time nosing around this site will know, I am always interested in the way people have adapted or made vinyl sleeves to suit themselves; a cover made from a vintage pre-War Kelloggs box, others … Continue reading

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Winner takes all

Is this where the phrase Disc Jockey comes from? This horse rider, dashing for the last furlong with a record in each hand, was painted for an early label called Winner Records, and appeared on their labels for twenty years … Continue reading

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Playtime

Playtime Records was an off-shoot of Columbia in America, and began back in the thirties as a 78 rpm label. Releasing dozens of children’s records, the catalogue moved over to a 7″ format probably around 1950, before ceasing in 1954 … Continue reading

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For War Office Use

I’m a sucker for home made record sleeves as people who’ve followed postings here will know. Here’s another which turned up the other day; a resourceful make do and mender in the fifties discovered that a strong envelope was just … Continue reading

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Columbia boxed

An interesting (well I thought so!) vintage Columbia records shipping box found recently. Will anyone be chasing down early Amazon shipping boxes in 80 years time?

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Sonora

A really ‘of the time’ 78 rpm sleeve from the Swedish label Sonora, printed in 1940.

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Make do and mend…

It’s possible to date this unusual – and possibly unique – ‘record sleeve’ to between 1936 and 1952, thanks to the mention of King George VI on the packet. The packet blurb suggests that Kelloggs have been making the cereal … Continue reading

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Olympic record sleeve

With the Olympics just over, here’s a sleeve produced for a cancelled games over 70 years ago…

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We’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone

Sheffield Record Shops ‘Our’ high streets are changing more than ever at the present time. Bricks and mortar outlets are under intense pressure from online activity, rising rents, rates and taxes while ownership of much retail property by financial institutions … Continue reading

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