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The next Steinweiss, three versions

Here is one cover in three versions. Two slight color variants, and then a copy with a sticker that says Hi-Fi. I would love to know if Hi-fi really meant anything, or it was just a marketing gimmick.

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columbia ML4100s by Darrill Connelly

Four columbia ML4100s by Darrill Connelly. the first one is the sticker type cover. This is definitely Connelly’s drawing, showing that Steinweiss did not design all of the sticker covers. The next three are on a generic design of squares … Continue reading

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Columbia ML4177 two different manufacturing methods

I never tire of saying that record covers are like postage stamps, only much bigger. Two postage stamps that are otherwise identical but are on different paper – glossy, dull, thick, thin – are of different values to collectors. No … Continue reading

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columbia sticker covers ML 4080s

Columbia released many albums in quasi-generic covers that had a sticker in the upper left or upper right that imitated the 78 rpm set. many of these had something to do with Alex Steinweiss, but I don’t know if he … Continue reading

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three victor 12 inch 78 rpm sets and frank decker, 1945-1946

three sets, two of them with cover illustrations by frank decker. beautiful stuff,

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Victor 78 rpm 12 inch sets, 1942-1943

My next three sets. The first one is the original issue, with a front and a back cover. They are color variants. The next two are later reissues, with the RCA Victor logo, from 1946 or later. I would love … Continue reading

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Two more Victor (NOT RCA Victor!) sets, 1941-1942

Thanks to shellackophile.blogspot.com I know a lot more about RCA covers than I did two months ago. These are the next two that I have acquired – 1941 and 1942 for the original music. At that time the record label … Continue reading

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The remainder

This is all of my remaining Steinweiss 78 rpm sets. Next, I start on other labels and other designers, still 78 rpm sets. M274 was mis-shelved, in with the MX sets. It is a later reissue of a set that … Continue reading

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three in a row, 1945

One of the joys of collecting anything is filling in a gap. One has the 1 cent, 2 cent and 4 cent of some postage stamp series. Getting the 3 cent is a thrill. These are three 12 inch 78 … Continue reading

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my last three mm’s, 1948, and mop26, 1947

These are the last M or MM covers in my collection, except for generics. And the only MOP that I own, Hansel and Gretel from 1947. I have lp adaptations of 2 of these covers. The next thing will be … Continue reading

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