I suppose when I'd conjured this idea for the topic I was thinking mostly of Hit of the Week records and later promotional paper laminate records like the ubiquitous Mad Magazine inserts and the "desirable" (in some tiny corner of the universe) Vox Wah Wah commercial. Obviously the format's history goes much deeper and wider.
Thanks to everyone for their extremely helpful responses!
Dan> Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:11:31 +0100> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Paper and cardboard discs> To: [log in to unmask]> > May I humbly refer you to our website> <http://www.lotz-verlag.de/Online-Disco-Phonocards.html>> which is, me thinks, the first and still only available information on > paper or cardboard based 78rpm disc gramophone postcards, which date > back to the turn of the past century and were still produced up to the > end of the 78rpm shellac era in some countries. There is a short > history, some patent information, discographies and illustrations...> Rainer E. Lotz> > > > -- > Dr. Rainer E. Lotz> Birgit Lotz Verlag> Jean Paul Str. 6> 53173 Bonn (Germany)> Tel: 0049-228-352808> Fax: 0049-228-365142> Web: www.lotz-verlag.de