Started by billshetler over 5 years ago , 4 replies. Log In You must be logged in to post. Please enable Javascript to take full advantage of our site features. Save Thread Notify Me of Replies. Add New Thread. Show this post I’ve been unable to find a source for dating the red labels used by Columbia for 78RPM records starting in the s. I’d like to know when each version was used.

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Here you’ll find articles on local and foreign 78rpm records, plus my work to date on creating a dating guide for Australian and New Zealand issued 78s. You’ll also find lots of stuff relating to my collecting interest in the copyright royalty stamps found on these old records, and other interesting NZ stamps. Australian and New Zealand 78rpm recordings A comprehensive list of Australasian record labels, or series particular to Australasia, with issue dates where known.

Many images. An alphabetical listing of labels and series pressed in or especially for New Zealand, with images.

The Almost Complete 78 Rpm Record Dating Guide. book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Check out the Internet Archive when you have some hours to kill, link below Does anybody else in the group buy and play 78 rpm records? If so, do you play them on vintage equipment? I do and I love it! I went to his house on Saturday Sept. Turned out the guy is a record dealer and he wasn’t able to sell these anywhere he went. I can’t figure out why they didn’t sell, there’s such a great range of good stuff in there! I’m going to weed out the broken ones and the ones I don’t really want over the next few weeks.

I’m also going to take photos of as many as I can and post them in the 78 rpm group photo pool soon. Keep your eyes peeled. I used to have over a 78s. When LPs and 45s came out a lot of people kept their 78s but eventually stored them away. After a time they forgot them.

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Please email. Lists of individual 78s and cylinders for sale will resume during October. My famous “Record Boxes” – bulk buys but not Junk! A ready made selection of 78’s. Please note that each Box doesn’t contain rarities, but neither any that I’d call “very common.

But for a very small – and influential – group of music aficionados, there’s nothing more serious than the 78 RPM record. It’s one of popular.

Virtually all shows will be cancelled, postponed, or changed significantly this year. We will post new information here as soon as we get it. Check the Show Listings for more information or contact the show promoter using the Contact List. Use this link to contact the Site Administrator. Of all the record formats, 78s invoke the most passion among collectors. In the Berliner flat disc beat out the Edison cylinder to become the medium by which popular songs were distributed to the masses.

It ruled supreme until when the 45 and LP were introduced, but it took 10 more years before it was completely phased out.

The Almost Complete 78 Rpm Record Dating Guide.

Jump to navigation. What makes a record rare? Broadly, a record is sought after by collectors when it falls into one of the following categories:. Collector Vijay Nafrey who boasts that every record in his collection approximately 6, old 78s is a rare gem, mentions films like Ladli and Lajawab and P. Santoshi’s Sangeeta as priceless, since the negatives of the films were burnt a long time ago.

from a small collection of 78 rpm records. Some very interesting recordings, a few surprises. Enjoy! ADDED November 1, CLICK HERE I believe.

This easy-to-use dating guide for 93, individual 45 and 78 rpm records released by almost 2, United States record companies enables the reader to date the specific month a record was released. Record companies are listed in alphabetical order; subsidiary and related companies are also arranged alphabetically following the parent company with cross-references from the name of the subsidiary.

Under headings for each label, columns of record release numbers and release dates indicate the month and year a record was formally available to the public, based upon when notification was published in the trade journals, periodicals, and related sources. This book presents information for numerous companies for which no comparable listings previously existed. In addition to aiding record dating, the guide sheds new light on the history of specific recording companies and provides additional information for the history of the recording industry as a whole.

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Is 78 the new 33 1/3?

A phonograph record also known as a gramophone record , especially in British English , or simply a record, is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. At first, the discs were commonly made from shellac ; starting in the s polyvinyl chloride became common, hence the name vinyl.

In the mids, gradually, records made of any material began to be called vinyl records , or simply vinyl. The phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music reproduction throughout the 20th century.

I’ve been unable to find a source for dating the red labels used by Columbia for 78RPM records starting in the s. These labels have a musical note and.

This is the page to start with if you are looking for some general information concerning value, age or identification of your records, sheet music or phonographs. It’s also a good place for beginning collectors to get some ideas about the hobby. We have included the questions we are asked most often, and have provided fairly detailed responses. This is almost impossible to answer without seeing the records in person. Factors such as condition, edition, and even certain variations in the label design can greatly affect the value of any record.

However, here is a general guideline that may be helpful. If the record is a well known song by a well known artist, then it probably is not valuable, regardless of its age. For an example, let’s use Louis Armstrong, the great jazz trumpeter. During his long career, he recorded hundreds of titles, many of which sold more than a million copies throughout the US. That leaves , copies still in circulation, which hardly qualifies it as a rare record.

This is not to say that all of Armstrong’s records are common.

78RPM records with Columbia Red labels

Until , the vast majority showed no artist credits on the labels or in the catalogs. This copyrighted publication is intended for personal, non-commercial use only. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution by any means, including but not limited to e-book or online database conversion, is prohibited. Please read, and be sure to observe, our terms of use as outlined in the file, so that we can continue to offer these free publications.

Part 2 in the Vocalion Discography series — covering the vertical-cut and pre classical, operatic, and miscellaneous series — is in final fact-checking and editing for release this Spring. Part 3, covering the Brunswick-era issues, obviously is a much longer-range project.

Looking for the value of a 78 rpm Record? Find the value of your 78 rpm Records (based on Auction Sales Sort: End date: newest first.

The Victor-Victrola Page. As an overview of phonograph records:. There were many types of phonograph records produced by the millions from before up until the present. These took-on many different appearances and designs, but in general:. Invented in by Thomas Edison and produced up until the late ‘s; the cylinder recording was the first commercial medium for recorded sound.

See picture on lower right. Note that there some disc recordings which operate at rotational speeds from 60 to 80 RPM, but 78 RPM became the ‘standard’ by the ‘s. There were several variants see pictures below :. Early Rubber-Based Discs: these were typically small 7″ single-sided records used on the earliest phonographs. Extremely fragile, and typically with high surface noise. Shellac Discs: made from the late ‘s through the mid’s, these records could often be played on both sides, and ranged in diameter from 7″ up to 14″ or larger.

These are also brittle and can be easily broken, but sound quality improved significantly after when electrical recording methods were introduced. These records had an improved sound quality and less surface noise than their shellac predecessors, and were considerably less fragile. Came new with paper covers, although book-style albums containing several records packaged together were also popular.

The Almost Complete 78 RPM Record Dating Guide II

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78 RPM Disc Records; invented by Emile Berliner in , this became the dominant product for audio reproduction for many years. Note that there some disc.

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(Part 1) The Making of a 78 rpm Record, from A-Z