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color variants – columbia ML 4020s in slight variations

In the 1800s postage stamps were issued to be useful, not to be collected. When a country reprinted a stamp, often a new color that was slightly different from the original was used. This leads to some valuable rarities. In … Continue reading

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DM358 with two different covers, one possibly steinweiss

DM358 – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Jesus Maria Sanroma at the piano with Arthur Fiedler conducting the Boston Pops, was first issued in 1937, probably with a generic “tombstone” cover. Here are two later issues of the same recording – … Continue reading

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the next three, some brilliant modernism

I am continually amazed by Alex Steinweiss. If MX255 was not signed, I would not recognize it as his work. Perfect modernism, perfectly appropriate for music by Virgil Thompson. The other two are pretty good, too. 1945.

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