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Re: [ARSCLIST] code on Victor label
There's another code I'm curious about, appearing on postwar Canadian Victor
pressings including reissues..an "0" in the wax (don't know whether it's a zero
or letter). Many Canadian Victors are dubs after 1943 (and usually very poor
ones) but this "0" seems to indicate a US stamper, and possibly a new part since
I've noticed it on postwar reissues of older recordings. It also appears on the
Canadian issue of the Louis Armstrong Town Hall Concert (HJ 14) and my ears tell
me that these are not dubs from US discs, mercifully (as opposed to the Esquire
All American Hot Jazz Winners, which are unlistenable on Canadian pressings).
Steven Smolian wrote:
> This was used on all classical records pressed by Victor during this period.
> It indicates a shellac, etc mix that made the records quieter.
> Steve Smolian
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Charosh" <L78rpm@xxxxxxx>
> To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 12:43 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] code on Victor label
> > It's on pressings of 12" album C-9 --- Friml's Music, by the Victor Salon
> > Group. A lower case "z" appears at 12 o'clock, under the oval containing
> > the
> > familiar "V.E." The label: scroll, with "RCA Manufacturing Co." at 6
> > o'clock.
> > I've either never seen this before or never noticed. What does the "z"
> > represent?
> > Paul Charosh
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