Fieldwood Heritage Society

Canning, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Wilf Carter
Regal Zonophone G23155

78rpm record

Columbia Graphophone (Australia) Proprietary Limited
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Made in Australia

Wilf Carter record (Australia) 78rpm Regal Zonophone G23155, Sway Back Pinto Pete
(above) Sway Back Pinto Pete
Wilf Carter 78rpm record Regal Zonophone G23155
(The rubber-stamped "Allan's" presumably identifies a retail distributor)
(below) Lovers Lullaby Yodel
Wilf Carter record (Australia) 78rpm Regal Zonophone G23155, Lovers Lullaby Yodel
Library stock number A165

Royalty Stamps
Small stamps on record labels
Stamps on Recordings by Adam Miller
"...often the record label had printed upon it a facsimile of a stamp..."
The stamps waned in popularity rapidly after 1930, and were
almost completely gone by 1940. In Australia, however, several
companies persisted into the 1950s and even the 1960s.

Wilf Carter's records

Regal Zonophone

Regal Zonophone Records was a British record label formed in 1932,
through a merger of British Regal Records and Zonophone.
It was a subsidiary of EMI (Electric and Musical Industries,
the world's largest recording company for decades).

Zonophone and Regal Zonophone (1)
Zonophone and Regal Zonophone (2)
by Douglas Hamilton of NSW, Australia

The Regal Zonophone Label

Regal Zonophone Labels
This site has good images of eleven variations
of the Regal Zonophone label (text is in Russian
but the images are not language dependent).
Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.

Regal Zonophone Australian Label

Regal Zonophone New Zealand Label

EMI: A brief history
by the BBC

The History of Nipper and His Master's Voice
by Erik Østergaard

The Zon-o-phone Record
by Michael Kinnear

A Brief Chronological History of EMI
In 1971 Electric & Musical Industries Ltd
changed its name to EMI Ltd.

A Brief History of EMI

The History of EMI Music
by Tony Locantro
To avoid bankruptcy, the Gramophone Company and its arch-rival
the Columbia Graphophone Company merged in April 1931
to form Electric and Musical Industries (EMI).

The last new 78rpm record on EMI labels was issued in Britain in 1960.
Early in 1962 EMI notified the retail trade that all 78rpm records
in their catalogue would be withdrawn after March 31, 1962.

EMI Profile

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