In reading through your book,I was surprised how few of the M/MM/X sets I was
not aware of.There are a lot I have never seen,though.Anybody want to sell me an
I have some things,that you may want to add photos of to your discography.I do
not currently have a camera,but should by the end of the month.It will also take
me a while to dig all of these out.I may have others I have forgotten about
1.Years ago,like 1994,I found a big box 1925-40 Japanese pressing 78
sets,from1925-35.There were two Columbias in the box,one is M-201.The album of
M-201 is particularly nice,with a raised,and gilded picture of Beethoven on it.I
also have the Japanese issue of M-209,or M-217 (Not sure,I know it's a
Hindemith.),slightly later pressing,less fancy binder,different label.
2.I have at least one Columbia "stock album design" binder you do not show in
3.Would you want a US test pressing label photo ?I have both 78,and early Lp
tests,both blank,and printed labels,as well as 78 test pressings with embossed
4.I have the Lp issue of M-865,if you need more information from that.
5.I have the French Columbia 78 set of Symphonie Fantastique,by Charles
Munch,and L'orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francais.I believe this may
be a postwar recording,but I may be wrong.Are you aware of this set ever coming
out in the US?
Thank you for confirming the existence of white label promotional Masterworks
78s.I had always wondered if they were out there.(The Lotte Lehman,on p.255.)
Now can you confirm if the Malcolm Sargeant/Royal Liverpool Overture to The
Wasps,1946 I believe,was ever issued in the US on Columbia?
I also have the Philco dealer demonstration set,for the first Lp players.Records
are in special 78-type album
Let me know if you want some of these photos.