From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Darren Ingram asked about at least approximate dates for a number of
catalogues. Mike Biel supplied US information; I shall give what I can
regarding the European side. There will be people out there with much better
knowledge, but we have not heard from them. So, I shall gracefully accept to
be corrected, indeed I hope to be.
> BBC RECORDS CATALOGUE, Orange cover, 8 pg gatefold. Must be after 1971
> (?) as has a decimal price convertor. First record in list is REA 1M
> "Our present knowledge of the universe, a lecture .. Lovell" 43/9
----- sounds reasonable
> DECCA POLYPHON (Norwegian) 6 pg gatefold with picture of Charles Munch.
----- sounds post-1945 to me
> DECCA POLYPHON (Norwegian) 6 pg gatefold with picture of seven artists
> (?unreadable old text TONEKUNST)
> DECCA POLYPHON (Norwegian) 6 pg gatefold with picture of Wandy Tworek.
----- Wandy Tworek was a Danish violinist who was particularly active ca.
1940-55 on 78s.
> HMV "The Archive Series" 6 pg letter size (probably British or
> Canadaian as it has shillings) h6087/951 Could this be 1951?
----- this refers to the HMV 10" VA and 12" VB series - a lot of acoustic
pressings on lovely material, and the date seems right. British
> HMV UNUSUAL RECORDS, 16 pgs h5667/451 knp
----- now, this title alone seems very interesting and tempting; 1951 would
fit according to the code
> HMV SPECIAL LIST, RECORDS OF GREAT MUSIC INTEREST NOT INCLUDED IN THE
> GENERAL RECORD CATALOGUE AND AVAILABLE TO SPECIAL ORDER ONLY" 20pg
> h3405/948 Could this be 1948?
> PHILIPS GROUP, Music cassettes, 14 pp gatefold, no country or price
> information 60s style girl on cover, Issued by Philips England though.
----- repertoire, repertoire