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I googled it, and found an ebay site, with instant going back to a  
generic ebay page. But the flash of an image I got looked exactly  
like BASF tape box and reel! Only blue not red.

Interesting!

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On Dec 18, 2009, at 1:47 PM, Shai Drori wrote:

> Has anyone heard of the Sonocolor brand? They were used in Israel  
> from the late 50's to the mid 70's. The tapes were either standard  
> play with blue leader, long play with green leader, or double play  
> with yellow leader. These tapes turn out to be fantastic time  
> travelers. I have transfered a few thousands of them so far and  
> none have shown any signs of aging whatsoever. They don't even get  
> dirt on the transport. Physically they look like the spiting image  
> of BASF LGS tapes. The engineer at the National Sound Archives in  
> Jerusalem theorized that they were actually BASF tapes rebranded so  
> that their German origin will not be known. I would  love to have  
> any info on these tapes, mostly because they are in such good shape  
> after so many years.
> Shai