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RARE GRAMOPHONE RECORDS (78 RPM)
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GRAMOPHONE RECORD COLLECTION (About 1100 Records)
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From the Ian Calderbank Collection accumulated over nearly 30 years

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GRAMOPHONE RECORD COLLECTION
Approximately 1100 Seventy Eight's - GBP495

Consisting almost solely of popular songs by various artists from between about 1900 & 1960.
There are many interesting and sought after records in the Collection
GRAMOPHONE RECORD COLLECTION




RARE GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

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NICOLE RECORDS

DURIUM RECORD - ADVERTISING RECORD

DURIUM RECORDS

PHONYCORD RECORD

FILMOPHONE RECORDS

GOODSON RECORDS

PICTURE ADVERTISING GRAMOPHONE RECORD

"ITMA" GRAMOPHONE RECORD ALBUM

THE SOUNDS OF TIME RECORD ALBUM

ODDITY RECORDS - BIRD SOUND RECORDINGS

VOICES OF THE STARS - RECORDINGS BY FAMOUS PEOPLE



NICOLE RECORDS 7 inch Double-sided Circa 1905

Nicole Freres of London produced their first Single-sided Gramophone Records in 1903.
These Nicole records are of the "Unbreakable" variety consisting of cardboard with a layer of protective celluloid (or similar), they resemble a piece of linoleum.
Nicole Freres only produced these "Double-sided" records for an extremely brief period.
They commenced production in 1905 and the Company went into liquidation in 1906.
The records are very rare examples from the early days of record production when manufacturers were still vying with each other to produce the best material for the burgeoning record industry.
Gramophone Record

D 167 The Holy City - Sung by Mr Harrison Latimer / Star of Bethlehem - Sung by Mr Edgar Coyle
Gramophone Record

D 124 Veleta / The Chorister Waltz - Both played by The British Imperial Military Band
Gramophone Record

D 165 Glory Song / There is a Green Hill Far Away - Both sung by Mr Dan Llewellyn
Gramophone Record

D 151 Pansy Faces - Sung by Mr Hamilton Hill / Good Bye, Mignonette - Sung by Mr Steve Porter
I have not played these Gramophone Records, but they appear in good condition

ALL ABOVE FOUR NICOLE GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP40 for the four
RECORDS IN CARDBOARD SLEEVES ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED BY GRAMOPHONE SHOPS


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DURIUM RECORD 4 Inch ADVERTISING RECORD Circa 1935


Gramophone Record
Durium produced a few advertising discs between 1933 and circa 1936.
They were made of a patented material resembling plastic-coated cardboard.
This is one of their discs advertising the merits of Oil produced by the BP (British Petroleum) Company.
Gramophone Record

Songs of "BP" Plus

I have not played this record, but it appears in good condition

For Sale at GBP25


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DURIUM RECORDS 10 Inch
TWO RECORDINGS on Single-sided RECORD Circa 1932

In April 1932 Durium commenced producing patented material records resembling plastic-coated cardboard.
Production was short lived because in early 1933 the company switched to producing unbranded advertising discs.
With no "Advertising Standards" the records were described as a "Self Changing Record" because there were two records on a single side.
Quite famous singers and musicians can often be found sometimes anonymously on these records.

A Note about all these Records:
Within the original record sleeve for these records is a cardboard sheet, this was presumably designed to keep the records flat.
If the records are stored vertically in a paper record sleeve there is a tendency for them to "bow".
I would recommend the records be kept in stiff cardboard record sleeves or perhaps stored horizontally sandwiched between heavy 78's to keep them flat.
I have not played these records, but they all look playable.
Gramophone Record


EN 7 After the Ball / Now's the time to fall in love by Durium Dance Ensemble Vocal Paul Small

EN 9 Goodnight Vienna / My Sweet Virginia by Durium Dance Band with Vocal Refrains

EN 43 You Loving Me / Little Yvonne by Durium Dance Band with Vocal Vocalists

EN 44 Toasts / Let's all be Fairies by Durium Dance Band with Leslie Sarony

EN 30 Why be so unkind to me / We all wanna know why by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 13 Can't we talk it over / Just humming along by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 34 Why waste your tears / Nigh shall be filled with music by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 18 Back again to Happy-go-lucky Days / There's a ring around the Moon by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 42 Let's all sing like the Birdies Sing / Venetian Lady by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 11 Now that you're Gone / Was that the Human thing to do? by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 17 Round the Marble Arch / It' that little extra something by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 16 She didn't say yes / Gypsy Moon by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 37 Listen to the German band / Same old Moon by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 25 Everybody's doing it but me / Get away old man by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 12 Auf Wiedersehen my dear / Rain on the roof by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

EN 10 By the Sycamore tree / An Ev'ning in Caroline by Durium Dance Band with Vocalists

ALL ABOVE DURIUM GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP4 EACH
RECORDS IN CARDBOARD SLEEVES ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED BY GRAMOPHONE SHOPS



Gramophone Record
EN 7 After the Ball / Now's the time to fall in love by Durium Dance Ensemble Vocal Paul Small

EN 0 One more kiss / By the Fireside by Durium Dance Band with Vocal Refrains

These two DURIUM GRAMOPHONE RECORDS are in original Record Sleeves

FOR SALE at GBP6 EACH


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PHONYCORD RECORD
Flexible 10 Inch Double-sided Circa 1930


Gramophone Record
Phonycord Records were produced in 1930 at the same time as the far more common Filmophone Records.
They resembled Filmophone Records in that they were made of coloured transparent celluloid,
titles were printed in white and gold directly on the record surface.
Unlike Filmophone these records were imported from Germany.
They appear not to have been able to compete with the UK produced Filmophone records because they disappeared very quickly,
this might explain their extreme rarity today.
Gramophone Record

Wonder Bar Selection Parts 1 & 2 on both sides
- Jack Martin's Majestic Dance Band with Vocal Refrain

I have not played this record but it appears in good condition.

For Sale at GBP15
RECORD IN CARDBOARD SLEEVE ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED BY GRAMOPHONE SHOP


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FILMOPHONE RECORDS
Flexible 10 Inch Double-sided Circa 1930

Between 1930 & 1932 Filmophone Flexible Records started produced thin Celluloid (Early Plastic) Records from their premises in Camden Town London.
Despite their flimsy appearance they were quite resilient and came in bright colours orange, green, blue, yellow etc., details were printed in white or gold directly onto the record surface. Sometimes famous singers like for instance Al Bowlly can be found on these records singing anonymously.
The Record Catalogue ran from "100" to "480".

A Note about all these Records:
Filmophone designed unbreakable records, they could be rolled in a tube, the problem is they had a tendency to form into a dish shape on their own. I would recommend that they are stored horizontally sandwiched between heavy 78's to keep them flat. I have not played these records hence I do not know of their sound quality.
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 371 Hang out the Stars in Indiana / It's a Long Time Between Kisses Sung by Ronnie Donaldson
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 215 I'm happy when I'm Hiking / Laughing at the Rain Sung by Fentons Rainbows
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 213 Ain't that too bad / Egyptian Ella Sung by The two Filmofans
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 200 Miss Elizabeth Brown / Rosalita by The Regency Dance Orchestra
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 378 Falling in Love / I Idolize me Baby's Eyes by New Cumberland Dance Orchestra Al Bowlly singing anonymously

ALL FIVE OF THE ABOVE FILMOPHONE GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP25 for the five
RECORDS IN CARDBOARD SLEEVES ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED BY GRAMOPHONE SHOPS



Gramophone Record

Cat No. 242 Indiana Sweetheart / Why Should'nt I Sung by Bert & Lea
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 353 When it's sleepy time down South / Linda by Jimmy Ferguson & Orchestra
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 201 City Lights by Valeta Orchestra / Under the Roofs of Paris by Elite Orchestra
Gramophone Record

Cat No. 298 I've done everything for you / Never the Less by Betty Bolton with Piano

ALL FOUR OF THE ABOVE FILMOPHONE GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP20 for the four
RECORDS IN CARDBOARD SLEEVES ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED BY GRAMOPHONE SHOPS


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Three GOODSON RECORDS
Flexible 10 Inch Double-sided Cardboard Circa 1929


Gramophone Record
Goodson was a short lived company, they started producing these cream coloured flexible material discs in late 1928 at a price of one shilling and nine pence.
After just over 2 years of trading the company ceased production in early 1931.
It is interesting to note that the recommendation on one record is "FIT A USED NEEDLE - GREATER PURITY OF TONE IS THUS OBTAINED" on another it states "NOTE - GREATER PURITY OF TONE IS OBTAINED BY FITTING A USED NEEDLE" the third record has neither of these suggestions.
Was this a ploy to enable endless playing of 78's without the chore of changing the needle? or did the company finally think that the use of an old blunt needle might diminish the playing quality?
Gramophone Record
No.129 Sleepy Valley - Olympic Dance Orchestra with Vocal Chorus
/ The Shoes we have Left are all Right - Broadway Merry Makers with Vocal Chorus
In good condition

No. A280 Rustle of Spring / Spanish Dance No. 1 - both played on the Pianoforte by Herman Wasserman
In poor condition

No. 111 Waltz Dream / Roses of the South - Both played by the Milan Orchestra
In very poor condition (crack in centre)

I have not played these records

ALL THREE OF THE ABOVE GOODSON GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP15 for the three


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PICTURE ADVERTISING GRAMOPHONE RECORD
- Dewer's 'White Label' Whisky Circa 1930


Gramophone Record
The Record is made from a flexible celluloid material.
The pictures are in full vibrant colours
advertising "Christmas Greetings from John Dewar & Sons Ltd.".

(The blue / grey shown in the pictures is not present
it is purely light reflection from the camera due to the shiny surface of the record)
Gramophone Record

Deoch an' Doris - Sung by Sandy McNab
and
"Happy Days are Here Again" - played by Mancino's Orchestra

I have not played this record but it appears in good condition

For Sale GBP25


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"ITMA" GRAMOPHONE RECORDS
Album of Recordings between 1939 and 1949


Gramophone Record
It's That Man Again (ITMA).
The much loved BBC Radio Program that transported the Nation away from the constant worry and turmoil of War into a different World.
This evocative 5 record Album is part of our Nations heritage during these turbulent times.
Written by the compiler of the Album is a brief reminder of the ITMA cast and characters which together with narration by John Snagge will certainly reawake memories from those who lived through the War.

All 5 records of this Album appear in excellent condition.
It is so rare to find a complete Album such as this without one record damaged;
the condition of the records must be due in no small part to the heavy protective covers of the Album.

This five 78 rpm record Album set
For Sale at GBP35


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THE SOUNDS OF TIME GRAMOPHONE RECORDS
Album of Recordings between 1934 and 1949


Gramophone Record
Recordings of the actual events and actual voices of the people that made history between 1934 - 1949.
To name but a few:-
H G Wells, Appeasers Ramsey Macdonald and Stanley Baldwin, King George V, Amelia Ehrhart, Hindenburg Airship disaster, Abdication speech King Edward VIII, Hitler, Peace in our time / declaration of War Chamberlain, J B Priestly, Churchill rallying the Nation, King George VI, Montgomery, Eisenhower, Mussolini, Nehru, William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), Princess Elizabeth, Battle Britain etc. etc.

All 5 records of this Album appear in excellent condition.
It is so rare to find a complete Album such as this without one record damaged;
the condition of the records must be due in no small part to the heavy protective covers of the Album.

This five 78 rpm record Album set
For Sale at GBP35


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ODDITY RECORDS - BIRD SOUND RECORDINGS
( 10" 78 rpm gramophone records 1910's - 1940's )

HMV B10473 Songs of British Birds (2 Sides)

Decca F10297 Beauty Metcalfe - Talking Budgerigar / Sandy Paul - Talking Budgerigar

HMV B2469 Nightingales / Dawn in an Old World Garden - Both recorded in a Garden

HMV B2470 Nightingales / Dawn in an Old World Garden - Both recorded in a Garden

Decca A1 Actual Recordings of Talking Birds (2 Sides)

Rex 8098 Choir of Canaries - (2 Sides)

Brunswick 1008 The Golden Bird - Actual Canary Solo (2 Sides)

Winner 2368 The Song of the Thrush by Stanley Kirkby / Beautiful Bird, Sing on by Robert Carr (Whistling)

Regal/Zonophone MR853 Song of the Nightingale / Butterflies in the Rain

HMV B3345 Daybreak at a Surrey Farm / In a Village Churchyard (Sounds of Birds)

ALL TEN OF THE ABOVE BIRD GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP15 for the all ten


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VOICES OF THE STARS - RECORDINGS BY FAMOUS PEOPLE
( 10" 78 rpm gramophone records )

Shirley Temple, James Stewart, Maurice Chevalier / Charles Laughton, Jack Buchanan, Bette Davis + Many More

Anna Neagle, Jesse Mathews, Max Miller / Leslie Howard, Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable + Many More

Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby / Cicely Courtneidge, Gracie Fields + Many More

Evelyn Laye, Stanley Lupino, Jean Harlow / Laurel & Hardy, Katherine Hepburn, Norma Shearer + Many More

Beverley Sisters, Max Bygraves, Tommy Steele + More singing

Dicky Valentine , Joan Regan, Lita Rosa + More singing

The Man in the Ditch - Story told by the Author Edgar Wallace

The Meandering's of Monty - Monologue by Milton Hayes

An impression of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

The Birth of Radio - "Not For Sale" record by Marconiphone

ALL TEN OF THE ABOVE VOICE OF THE STARS RECORDS

FOR SALE at GBP15 for the all ten


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