My understanding is that pairs of Victor discs were sold separately, as if
they were singles, with whatever sleeves the dealer chose for selling (or
whatever the customer chose to use, which could have included an unnumbered
album). Only pairs which were numbered as sets came with albums and notes;
there were a few special exceptions and a few pairs which began as pairs
and later received set numbers and albums. For many years one could buy, at
least by special order, just one disc from a set.
At 12:03 PM 8/6/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>My apologies if this is a duplicate message, I hit "reply to sender
>earlier rather than "to all."
>...I have noticed that often late 1920s Victor Red Seal versions of
>works comprised of 2 discs have no "set #." I have checked in an early
>30s Vctor catalogue and discovered that these "sets" are listed as
>separate entities. An example is the Koussevitsky/Boston Daphnis and
>Chloe suite no. 2 on Victor 7143/7144.
>My question is how were items like these originally packaged? In an
>unnumbered album? Or were customers given the option of buying just one
>disc-for whatever reason?