Titanic Commemorative Records

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Titanic Commemorative Records

Post by Gmemg » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:00 pm

It is now 102 years since the Sinking of the "Titanic"

I have never tried very hard to collect Titanic items as they are so rare and usually nowadays rather expensive BUT in the past (before the film) they weren't and thus i have what i have by accident and rather cheaply. It all started when i say the great Film "A Night To Remember"one of the many B/W post - War films shown on the Television during the School "Hols"

A few years later i was visiting the new "car Boot Sales" locally and on a stall one day i saw a Heap of 78s - a few Winners (which then i thought to be the most exotic and early record Label i had ever seen) Cinch's, and assorted others - approx 200 I asked how much and the man said :

"£1 each or a Fiver for the lot"

An example of "boot Fair Economics - cheaper by the Dozen*"

I went home and was astonished to read on the Red Label winner you see here "In remembrance of the Titanic" and when i played it it was !

Here are more from my collection - it's by no means complete as i'm certain there are many more on other labels which have yet to be discovered - the sheet music i found in heaps of sheet music which no - one wanted at auction 20 years ago and now is rarely included in individual lots in Auction to - day .

The First Edison Bell bell Disc Issue - 10 1/4 " with an introductory announcement

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The First Winner Issue - issued at the same time as the Bell Disc and the same recording BUT on a standard 10" Disc WITH announcement

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Then Winner Titanic record remained in the catalogue right through to the End of Edison Bell Winner in 1933

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Red Label


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The winner recording isn't unique - here's the Zonophone Recording with highly inappropriate "Ragtimey" interlude

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Backed with the "Captain Scott" Memorial record

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One i found by complete accident - rummaging in the "motor House" one day i found this "famous" Record "The Ship that will Never Return" (No, not sung by some CLPGS Bore & "Newt King "he's not quite that old !)


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Another oddity i found recently - It's a Curry's Cycle Co stuck over the original Bell Disc recording

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and finally the Sheet Music


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and the recordings

Ist winner record

Be British



"Every man to his Post "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzm4umtH6LM

The SHip that will Never return

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qqgApAU0XA

"Be British" Zonophone record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW5o9YHSvR8
Estott : "An Ancient Half - Mad Uncle "

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