Odeon 1

Odeon (Germany) / c. 1930

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Design: A typically well-designed German label, with strong graphics, with thought given to placement of all information.

History: Label scans courtesy of collector Dimitar Malchev of Bulgaria. From Wikipedia: "Odeon Records was . . . founded by Max Strauss and Heinrich Zunz in Berlin, Germany. It was named after a famous theatre in Paris, whose classical dome appears on the Odeon record label. In 1904 Odeon launched the first double-sided gramophone records. It became a subsidiary of the Carl Lindström Company which also owned Beka Records, Parlophone and Fonotipia. Lindström was acquired by the English Columbia Graphophone Company in 1926. In 1931 Columbia merged with Electrola, HMV and other labels to form EMI."

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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