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I've seen all that cacamamie stuff in thedead waxc on the late Victors also
and never undertaken a systematic study to figure out what they mean.

SOme may indicate dpressing plants (I've found this out for Columbia LPs,
for example), some may be from other issues, as in complete operas or in
albums of arias, etc., some may be a way of dealing with tape vs lacquer
originals, quen sabe?

Since no collectors give late Victors much respect, I expect getting a group
of discards togetther, organizing them by marking types (in whire sleeves so
you can annotate the outside) and, once you've got it in some logical
seuqnce or, at least, groupings, going to NY and sitting down with the
archivist at RCA and/or some band leader who hangs out there, and getting
some data exchange going.

You should really see what I'm doing here with LPs first to avoid having to
reinvent the wheel (the one that goes at 78).

Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: "David S Sager" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 2:09 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] 11-9000 series Red seal pressings.


> I am presently going through a whole bunch of 12" 78s in this series and
> finding anomalies in the run-off area that make me wonder if these
> represent different takes, dubbings vs master pressings or what...for
> example
>
> Victor 11-9175 (Rob't Merrill) "A side" shows (using the embossed
> "11-9175" as 6:00) a numeral "1" at 9 and 12:00 positions, while another
> copy shows no such characters but does have what looks like "lE"
> followed by a star.  Still, another copy shows the "1" at 9 and 12:00
> but also has a numeral "4" at about 7:00.
>
> Any insight is most welcome.
>
> David Sager