I'd love to find out what the Mercury smell is (a type of glue, or the ink used?). If I found out, I'd make a bottle and apply it to all the classical records in the collection. I think it's something in the litho process. It seems to come from the jacket (to me). I'll smell the labels and see if that presents a stronger smell. Phillip ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Tait" <[log in to unmask]> And the pungent scent of > Mercury LPs from that time? I remember that at the record store I > patronized, > one always knew one was near the Mercuries because one could smell them. > The > scent seemed to come from something used on their labels because when they > issued some Philips-licensed things beginning around 1961 (Richter, > Mengelberg) > the records had the same unique, pungent scent. > > A pointless thing, probably. Sorry.