Steve, thanks so much for your encouragement. By the way, for libraries and institutes who want to order a set, I'm willing to mail a set with an invoice enclosed, if Paypal is unavailable for you. I have never found the first volume from 1903 (I asked Tim Brooks and he wasn't aware of any copies either, and neither does Allen Koenigsberg). According to the January 1904 issue, they said the printing was moving from Denver, Colorado to New York. I suppose it was just a small, local publication in Denver before Columbia took it over as their house organ for all dealers, but that's just my guess. I have photocopies of every issue up to May 1917, which I believe was the last one. The last volume at the New York Public Library has a typewritten note inserted that says: "Ceased publication. Publisher (Aug. 1917)." If there were June, July and August issues, why aren't they in the rest of the volume? Tim and I think they're referring to a letter from the publisher to NYPL dated August 6th. And yes, I've included the small fold outs (Russian and Japanese records are two that come to mind) and the order forms. -Ryan > Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:44:55 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "Columbia Record" magazine reprints
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> Congratulations. This is an important project.
> Have you ever found Volume 1?
> I notice you are in PA. Are you near Eagle's Mear (sp?) where they were
> published or, at least, edited? I once visited that place to find it was an
> old resort.
> My original volume of these gives with July, 1907. You imply you have or
> have access to the later issues. Is this so? I've seen one from about 1912
> and that's about it.
> Are you including the fold-outs?
> Steve Smolian
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] "Columbia Record" magazine reprints
> I have just completed reprinting the first four volumes of the Columbia
> Record (1904 to 1907), and they're now available at
> http://www.phonostalgia.com/columbiarecord. This is the rarest of the "big
> three" trade publications (it was the "Edison Phonograph Monthly" and "The
> Voice of the Victor" for Columbia dealers). If you're not familiar with the
> Columbia Record (and this is your first time reading about this scarce
> publication), you can learn more about it and view page samples and contents
> at http://www.phonostalgia.com/columbiarecord/samples.html. They contain
> news and new developments by Columbia, new record releases, bestselling
> lists, artist and executive profiles, etc. If you have any questions feel
> free to email me offlist at [log in to unmask] It's really a must
> for any collector or sound reference library -- get these to go with your
> new "360 Sound" book! -Ryan =