LONG-PLAYING AND 78rpm CLASSICAL RECORDS
A- Lightest signs of use. May contain occasional light scuffs, but should play as “A”
B+ Minor scratches and/or wear which may sound
B Sounding scratches and/or wear
B- Noisy but playable
Specific isolated faults are always described separately.
Amour “Amour” Record. The last Russian GCL label; Amour Concert; Amour Monarch The equivalent of DC and DM elsewhere; Asterisk (*) attached to disc number indicates an acoustic recording; CS Centre start (Pathe discs so described usually play at around 90 rpm) DC Dog Concert (earliest “His Master’s Voice” label, 10-inch); DG(A)G Deutsche Grammophon (Aktien) Gesellschaft; DM Dog Monarch (as DC, but 12-inch); DpG Disque pour Gramophone, or Disque Gramophone (GCL, France); EC Edge chip; EFNTG Edge flake, not to grooves; FLM Few light marks; G&T Gramophone and Typewriter, Ltd.; GCL Gramophone Co., Ltd.; HC Hair crack; IHC Internal hair crack; LC Lamination crack; MGT Minor grey traces in the grooves; ND Needle dig; PD Pre-Dog; POM Pressing of master; Pre Amour GCL, Russia, roughly equates to the “Pre-dog” label elsewhere. G&T labels were in use up to 1908, and Pre-Amour labels up to 1911 in Russia. The “His Master‘s Voice" image was never used there; RS Rough start; RSOL Rubber stamp on label; SOL Sticker on label; VC Vertical cut, “Hill-and-dale” (special pickup required); VdP La Voce del Padrone; VdsM La Voix de son Maitre; WOL Writing on label
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