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A rare pre-WWI label, produced for Craies & Stavridi of 101, Bunhill Row, London.

There were two known catalogue series, but it has not yet been established which series came first, or whether they ran concurrently.

One started at 1 and ran for about 300 issues. These were initially pressed by and used masters from Edison Bell, from their "Bell", "Velvet Face" or "Winner" labels. This continued up to the 120s. The few reported with numbers from 130 to 180 were made in Germany using Globophon masters. Then from about 190 onwards, Edison Bell took over again up to the highest known (currently 312).

The other series started at 10001 ("Apollo Green Label") and probably ran for about 100 issues. These were manufactured in Germany and used masters from Kalliope (usually referred to as "Blum" masters). Obviously these date from pre-WWI.

 

Label styles (see images, right:
1. Earliest using Edison Bell masters; British made. Note the rather crude trade mark.
2. Similar to 1., but with much better trade mark (British made - Edison Bell)
3. Slightly different image for the trade mark - German manufacture using Globophon masters
4. Back to British made from Edison Bell, with plain red label
5. German manufacture from Kalliope (using "Blum" masters).

Thanks to Norman Field for providing scans of label types 3 and 5.

 
Label type 1.

Label type 2


Label type 3.



label type 4


Label type 5

Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

Most of the information below was provided by Frank Andrews & Mike Langridge, for which I am very grateful, seeing how rare this label seems to be.
Other people who have provided information are:
Greg Butler, John Culley, Norman Field, Jolyon Hudson, Frederick Murphy, Richard Prout

Page last updated: March 09, 2022

Cat No. Matrix No. Title Artists Original issue
1 2168
2285
Big Ben March (Hesse)
Apache Dance (Offenbach)
Apollo Band (= Bohemian Band)
Imperial Military Band (= Royal Military Band)
Bell 51
Bell 104
2
3
4 2000
2363
"Merry Widow" - selection (Lehar)
Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay (Cobb, Flynn)
Symphony Orchestra (= London Concert Orchestra)
King's Colonials (= H.M. King's Colonials)
Bell 1
Bells 146
5
6
7 2324
2382
The Departure Of The Troopship
The Forge In The Forest
Imperial Military Band
King's Colonials Band
Bell 123
Bell 171
8
9
10 2323
2385
The Wellington March (Zehle)
Under The Double Eagle (J.F. Wagner)
Regimental Band (= London Regimental Band)
King's Colonials (= H.M. King's Colonials)
Bell 123
Bell 171
11
12
13
14
15 2200
2428
1812 Overture (Tchaikowsky)
"Contes D'Hoffman" - Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Royal Artillery Band
King's Colonials
Bell 61
Bell 196
16 2348
2350
Delilah's Dream
Intermezzo Serenade
The Raven Orchestra (= Vichaud's Orchestra) Bell 137
17
18
19
20 2191
2235
Overture to "Poete Et Paysan", parts 1 & 2 (Suppe) Imperial Military Band (= Royal Military Band) Bell 76
21
22
23 2028
2227-2
The Church Parade (Hesse)
While Shepherds Watch (Tate, Handel)
Regimental Band (= London Regimental Band)
Chapel Royal Quartet
Bell 153
Bell 82
24 2187
2334
Ne M'oubliez Pas (Hesse)
Pretty Pond Lillies (Hall)
Len Ward (bells) (= Billy Whitlock) Bell 57
Bell 130
25 2296
.
The Cuckoo Clock
Valse Des Patineurs
Len Ward (bells) (= Billy Whitlok) Bell 109
.
26 2435
2438
Hop Scotch Schottische (Rose)
Scotch Reels (trad.)
Fred Pascall (concertina) (= Alexander Prince) Bell 206
27 2434
2436
Woodland Flowers, schottische
Estudiantina, waltz
Alexander Prince (concertina) Bell 207
28
29 2265
2374
Because
Ship Ahoy
Arthur Glover
Geo. Wilson
Bell 98
Bell 150
30
31 2452
2454
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
When My Ship Comes Home Again
Fred Murray (= Harry Fay ?)
Harvey Rayne
Bell 217
32
33
34 2374 Ship Ahoy George Wilson Bell 150
35 2223
2450
Queen Of The Earth
Miserere ("Il Trovatore" - Verdi)
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)
Wilfred Virgo & Elda May
Bell 75
Bell 213
36
37
38
39
40
41 2355
2357
Settle Up, Settle Down
We're All Waiting For a Girl
Fred Murray (= Harry Fay ?) Bell 170
Bell 176
42 2445
2446
Reading A Novelette
Mermaid
Will Evans Bell 210
43 2425
2426
"The Girl In The Train" - waltz (Leo Fall)
"The Girl In The Train" - selection (Leo Fall)
The Band of King Edward's Horse (= H.M. King's Colonials) Bell 194
44 2474
.
The Chocolate Soldier waltz
Letter And Waltz Song
The Band of King Edward's Horse Bell 220
.
45 2487
2488
The Pick Of The Basket, selection 1
The Pick Of The Basket, selection 2
The Band of King Edward's Horse Bell 229
46 2107
2391
March Past Of The Brigade
The Fire Alarm (descriptive)
Regimental Band Bell 198
Bell 177
47 2483
2496
Go As You Please, polka
Alabama Skedaddle
William Ditcham (bells)
William Ditcham (xylophone)
Bell 231
48 2455
2469
The Miner's Dream Of Home
The Last Muster
Regimental Band Bell 218
Bell 222
49 2463
2465
I'se Going Back To Dixie
Massa's In De Cold Cold Ground
Manhattan Minstrels Bell 225
50 2462
2468
Potted Pantomime - Cinderella
Wardle's Christmas Party
Four Komical Kards Bell 221
51 2480
2482
Sweet Caroline
Take Me With You, Dearie
Fred Vernon (= Harry Fay) Bell 226
Bell 227
52 2478
2481
Fall In And Follow Me
Hi! Hi! Mr. McKie
Charles Denton (= Harry Bluff)
Fred Vernon (= Harry Fay)
Bell 224
Bell 226
53 2494
2495
You Have Taught Me How To Love You
There Is A Beautiful Garden Of Roses
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Bell 238
Bell 237
54 2510
2513
Down In Jungle Town
Put On Your Ta-Ta, Little Girlie
Robert Ingram (= Jack Charman) Bell 233
Bell 232
55 2476
2477
Old Soar's Almanac
How To Be Happy, Tho' Married
Geo. Gilbey Bell 223
56 2447
2448
The Burcher
All About Jim
Will Evans Bell 211
57
58 Palace Pageant March
Post Horn Galp
King's Colonials Band
King Edward's Horse
Velvet Face 1049
Bell 392
59
60
61 2504
2506
Reverie (Schumann)
Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
Harp, Violin, Viola & Flute (= Schumann Quartette) Bell 244
Velvet Face 1034
62
63
64
65
66
67
68 2550
2553
What A Face!
Wallah Wallaperoo
Harry Bluff Bell 249
69 2563
2564
Your Eyes Have Told Me So
Beautiful Garden Of Roses
Apollo Band (= Royal Court Orch.) Velvet Face 1057
70
71 2517
2518
The Quaker Girl - waltz (Monckton)
The Quaker Girl - selection (Monckton)
Apollo Band (= H.M. King Edward's Horse) Bell 256
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81 2594
2595
British Cavalry Camp Calls, parts 1& 2 [anon] (= Peter Anderson (bugle)) Bell 263
82
83
84 2622
2626
The Sweep's Intermezzo (P. Rubens)
Sweet Jessamine (Hesse & Oakley)
Olly Oakley (banjo) Velvet Face 1070
Bell 268
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93 2662
2664
Down In Jungle Town (Madden, Morse)
Rendez-Vous, waltz (Zuluetta)
The Kilkenny Orchestra (= Royal Court Orchestra) Bell 292
Bell 292
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105 2727
2728
Carnival De Venice (trad.)
Semiramide (Rossini)
Signor Mose Tapiero Bell 311
Bell 318
106
107
108
109
110 .
2189
Christmas Memories
Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand (Alford)
Apollo Band (= Royal Military Band)
Bell 56
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120 2856 (115)
2890 (151 )
Sweet Jenny Gray
All That I Ask Is Love
Stanley Kirkby
Robert Carr
Bell 377
Bell 381
121
122
123 2706
 (154)
We All Go The Same Way Home
You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside
Jack Charman Bell 298
Bell 301
124
125
126
127
128
129
130 170
189
The Socialist March
La Marseillaise
Apollo Band Globophon
131
132
133
134
135
136 308
313
Stradella
Stephanie Gavotte
Apollo Band Globophon
137 585
851
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Les Flots Du Danube, waltz
Apollo Band Globophon
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167 6169
6173
Because (D'Hartelot)
Queen Of The Earth (Pinsuti)
Chas. Kempton (baritone) Globophon
168
169
170 6052
6164
Two Eyes Of Grey (McGeoch)
Lighterman Tom (Barron, Squire)
Edward Floyd
Chas. Kemplan
Globophon
Globophon
171
172
173
174
175 6004
6006
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
I Like Your Apron And Your Bonnet
Edie Phillips Globophon
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195 2548 (197) Blue Danube (waltz) Bohemian Band Winner 2098
196 2722 (59)
2997 (205)
Temptation Rag
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Louisiana Symphony Orchestra Winner 2030
Winner 2102
197 2754 (130)
2947 (163)
Ginger Two-Step (Wurm)
The Eternal Waltz (Leo Fall)
Louisiana Symphony Orchestra (= Royal Court Orchestra)
Apollo Band (= Royal Court Orchestra)
Winner 2064
Winner 2081
198
199
200
201
202 2925 (133)
 (134)
My Cinnamon Lady (Mills, Scott)
Leave A Little Glimmer In The Fanlight
Jack Charman
Chas. Lester (= Stanley Kirkby)
Winner 2066
203  (159)
2923 (160)
There Is No-One To Harmonise
The Cubanola Glide
Jack Charman & Robert Carr
Jack Charman
Winner 2079
204
205
206
207
208 2334 (87)
2714 (46)
Pretty Pond Lillies (Hall)
Light Of Foot (Latann)
Len Ward (bells) (= Billy Whitlock)
Irish Guards
Winner 2045
Winner 2023
209
210
211
212 2225 (37)
2449 (31)
Queen Of The Earth
Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes ("The Gondoliers" - Gilbert, Sullivan)
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)
Wilson Pembroke (tenor)
Winner 2019
Winner 2016
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233 2864 (365)
2865 (366)
Wake Up England, part 1
Wake Up England, part 2
Apollo Band (= Jimmy Glover & his Band)    [seen on ebay] Winner 2183
233 3099 (284)
3100 (362)
Silly Billy Brown
Sneezing
Jay Laurier    [maybe wrong cat no.?] Winner 2141
Winner 2180
234  (396)
 (397)
That Mysterious Rag
The Policeman's Holiday
Apollo Band (= Royal Military Band) Winner 2199
235  (403)
3215 (404)
Happy Days, intermezzo
'Neath The Trees, intermezzo
T. Dewar (bells) Winner 2203
236  (390) Come Where The Night Birds Are Singing Wilfred Virgo (tenor) Winner 2195
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257  (400)
 (401)
La Traviata, selection part 1 (Verdi, arr. Tapiero)
La Traviata, selection part 2 (Verdi, arr. Tapiero)
Signor Tapiero (ocarina) Winner 2201
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265  (514)
 (515)
Mystic Beauty - Veil Dance (Finck)
The Love Dance ("Madame Sherry" - Hoschna)
Apollo Band (= Royal Court Orchestra) Winner 2260
266 3309 (516)
3310 (517)
Hitchy Koo
Robert E. Lee
American Ragtime Octette Winner 2261
267
268 2685 (522)
2686 (521)
The Blind Boy (Lee, Moore)
Asleep In The Deep- Parody (Lamb; Petrie)
G. H. Chirgwin ("The white-eyed kafir") Winner 2263
269
270  (524)
3174 (525)
Liselotte, intermezzo (Leon Adam)
"Mignon" Gavotte (Thomas)
Ted Dewar (bells) Winner 2265
271
272
273
274
275 3164
3165
Sunshine Girl, selection 1
Sunshine Girl, selection 2
Royal Court Orchestra Winner 2270
276  (536)
3202 (537)
Mother's Baby Boy
Baby Face
Jack Pleasants Winner 2271
277 3329 (538)
(539)
Sally In Our Alley (Carey)
Mary Of Argyll (--)
Anderson Nicol Winner 2272
278 3183 (541)
3186 (540)
It's Easy To Be A Lady If You Try
When Mother Was 21
Miss Venie Temple Winner 2273
279 (542)
(543)
Chopin's Nocturne
Simple Aveu (Thome)
T. Weist Hill ('cello)
John Barbirolli ('cello)
Winner 2274
280 (544)
(545)
Uncle Sammy, march
Battle Of Magenta
Royal Military Band Winner 2275
281 Oh, That Music
I want Everyone To Love Me
Harry Cove & Thomas Jackson
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)
Winner 2276
282 3479 (548)
 (549)
Farmyard Ragtime
The Ragtime Yokel
Ben Lawes Winner 2277
283 Hello, My Little Mermaid
We All Went Out Together
Ted Yorke (Jack Charman) & Harry Cove
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)
Winner 2278
284  (552)
3491 (553)
The Ragtime Goblin Man
The Burglar Rag
Harry Cove & Ted Yorke (Ted Yorke = Jack Charman)
Harry Cove
Winner 2279
285  (554)
 (555)
The Kangaroo Hop
Anna, Play That Pianner
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman) Winner 2280
286 (556)
(557)
Mister Cupid (Weston, Cunliffe)
The Wibbly Wobbly Walk (Pelham, Long)
Fred Pascal Winner 2281
287 3428 (558)
3429 (559)
Nigger In A Fit (Ossman)
Camptown Carnival (Morley)
Olly Oakley (banjo) Winner 2282
288 (560)
(561)
The Porcupine Patrol
King Chanticleer
Royal Court Orchestra Winner 2283
289 (578)
(579)
The Girl In a Taxi, selection
Fallen Roses, waltz
Apollo Orchestra Winner 2292
290 3363 (582)
3368 (583)
The Turkey Trot
Omena
Apollo Ragtime Band Winner 2294
291 3470 (574)
3471 (575)
A Coon Band Contest (Pryor)
Cotton Blossoms (Hall)
Fourteen Tromboniers Winner 2290
292 3499 (568)
3500 (569)
Fairy Bells
Love's Serenade
Ted Dewar (bells) Winner 2287
293 3360 (584)
3361 (585)
Take Me Back To The Garden Of Love
he Sweetest Flower That Blows
Robert Carr (baritone) Winner 2295
294 3509 (581)
3510 (580)
That Dixie Rag
On The Mississippi
Norris Smith & walter Dixon Winner 2293
295 (566)
(567)
Dicky Bird
Pick, Pick, Pick On Your Mandoline
Fred Pascal Winner 2286
296 How Do You Do, Mmiss Ragtime?
Hear That Orchestra Rag
Ted Yorke (Jack Charman) & Harry Cove Winner 2285
297 3490 (562)
  (563)
The Wedding Glide
The Mississippi Dippy Dip
Ted Yorke (Jack Charman) & Harry Cove Winner 2284
298 (576)
3504 (577)
The Picture Show
We All Went Following Uncle Charlie
Phil Parsons Winner 2291
299 (570)
3488 (571)
The Jocular Judge
Little Puddletown
Ben Lawes Winner 2288
300        
301        
302        
303        
304        
305
306 3577 (588)
(597)
P.C. 49
Everbody's Doing It At The Seaside
Fred Harrison (= Alf Willis)
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)
Winner 2297
Winner 2301
307
308        
309        
310      
311        
312 3700 (947)
3724 (894)
Kismet - Hindoo Intermezzo
When The Midnight Choo-=Choo Leaves For Alabam
Apollo Band
Apollo Band
Winner 2477
Winner 2450
313        
314        
315

Information about the 10001 series: This is a green and gold label.

Cat No. Matrix No Title Artist Original Issue
10001 (1646)
(1647)
Grizzly Bear (Botsford)
Gaby Glide (Pilcer & Hirsch)
Apollo Military Band (= Royal Court Orchestra ?) Winner 2136
Winner 2217
10002 1649
1664
Gipsy Love, waltz
Quand L'Amour Meunt
Apollo Military band
Royal Symphony Orchestra
 
10003   I Want Everyone To Love Me
The Ghost Of The Violin
The Two Quids
Harry Cove (baritone)
Diploma C-78
 
10004 1639
 
All Aboard For Bye-Bye Land
Tis A Story That Will Live Forever
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10005 C-1594-S
C-1955-S
Take Me Back To The Garden Of Love
My Heart Is With You To-Night
Robert Carr (baritone, with orch.)  
10006 1596
 
The Rosary
Tis A Story That Will Live Forever
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10007 1665
 
The Old Grey Coat
Save A Little One For Me
Billy Williams  
10008 1668
1669
My Girl From London Twon
Jean From Aberdeen
Billy Williams  
10009 1623
1624
Hitchy Koo
The Ragtime Goblin Man
The Two Quids Victory C-65
10010 1403
 
I'm Going Back To Dixie
Dicky Bird Hop
The Two Quids  
10011 1636
1637
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
The Two Quids Victory C-68
10012 1609
 
The Kangaroo Hop
Her We Are Again
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman) Victory C-71
Diploma C-70
10013 1608
 
The Ragtime Jockey Man
Mister Cupid
Jack Charman Victory C-71
Diploma C-71
10014 1628
1631
Mary Told The Story To The Soldier
Mary Used To Love A Sailor
Rose Hayes  
10015 1657
1661
Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy
Hear That Orchestra Rag
The Two Quids Victory C-76
10016 1642
1660
How Do You Do, Miss Ragtime?
The Wedding Glide
The Two Quids
Jack Charman
Victory C-67
Victory C-77
10017 1649
1651
Gipsy Love, waltz
Blue Danube Waltz
Apollo Military Band
12th Hussars Band
 
10018 1654
 
Cavalleria Rusticana, intermezzo
Cavalleria Rusticana, selection
Apollo Military Band  
10019 1614
 
The Thunderer
The Gladiator March
Apollo Military Band  
10020 1633
 
Annie Laurie
Goodbye
Madame Jomelli  
10021   The Land Of I Dunno Where
The Land Of Someday
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10022   Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Be A Man
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10023   Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
I Shall Never Cease To Love You
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10024   The Rosary
Mary
Jack Glover (cornet)  
10025 1666
1667
Tickle Me, Timothy
Put A Bit Of Powder On It, Father
Billy Williams Victory C-61
10026 1469
 
By The Watermelon Vine
Song Bird
Jack Charman Victory C-64
10027 1641
1642
The Burglar Rag
How Do You Do, Miss Ragtime
The Two Quids Victory C-67
10028 1643
1645
Take Ma Finger Tips, Malinda
If You Want To Please Susannah
The Two Quids Victory C-69
10029 1629
1630
Keep On Swinging Me, Charlie
Here You Are Again, Mr. Rainbow
Rose Hayes  
10030   The Cossack March
Wee MacGregor
Band of The 12th Hussars  
10031   Stars And Stripes
Loyal Legion
Band of The 12th Hussars  
10032 1616
1620
The Imperial Edward March
The Crusader March
Band of The 12th Hussars  
10033 1652
 
Gold And Silver Waltz
Overture 1812
Band of The 12th Hussars  
10034   Silver Bell
Yesterday You Called Me Sweetheart
The Two Quids
Robert Carr (baritone)
 
10035 1595
 
My Heart Is With You To-Night
That's What The Rose Said To Me
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10036 1605
1606
Little Shepherdess Of Devon
When The Convent Bell Is Ringing
Robert Carr (baritone)  
10037 1592
1593
Don't Go Out With Him To-Night
I Never Heard Father Laugh So Much Before
Billy Williams (= Jack Charman)
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman)
Diploma C-63
10038 1622
1625
There's A Girl In Havana
Ragging The Baby To Sleep
The Two Quids Victory C-74
10039 1644
1659
Down In Dear Old New Orleans
Way Down South
The Two Quids Victory C-75
10040        
10041        
10042        
10043        
10044        
10045        
10046        
10047        
10048        
10049        
10050 .
1891
Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep
Out On The Deep
Tom F. Kinniburgh (bass)  
10051 1860
1869
In Sweet September
Sympathy
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
10052 1861
1870
My Treasure
The Sweetest Flower That Blooms
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
10053 1355
1867
Little Grey Home In The West
Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes
Tom F. Kinniburgh (bass)
Albert Watson
 
10054 1874
 
Until
Queen Of The Earth
Alan Turner  
10055   Up From The Country
She Makes Me Walk In Ragtime
Ben Lawes  
10056 1776
1778
Everybody's Doing It At The Seaside
I Do Like You, Susie, In Your Sunday Clothes
Jack Charman Diploma C-87
10057 1777
1779
Dixie Dan
Ragtime Lizzie
Jack Charman
Harry Cove
Diploma C-82
 
10058   When The Yiddisher Band Plays An Irish Tune
I Don't Want A Ragtime Coon
Harry Cove  
10059   Hello, Hello London Town
You Great Big Blue-Eyed Baby
Harry Cove  
10060 1792
1793
Where Shall We Go To-Night?
Follow The Footprints In The Snow
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman)
Diploma C-97
10061 1775
1791
There's A Gentleman Here To-Night
Toddling Home
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman) Diploma C-82
Diploma C-83
10062 1790
 
Are We All Here?
In The Land Of Go-As-You-Please
Jack Charman Diploma C-87
 
10063   I Do Love You, My Orange Girl
When I Get You Alone To-Night
Harry Cove  
10064 1846
1850
Oh, Those Ever-Loving Wonderful Beautiful Eyes
My Boy
Harry Cove  
10065 1851
1854
Ring Out Those Bells
That Mellow Melody
The Two Quids (= Harry Cove & (?) Jack Charman) Diploma C-90
10066 1853
 
That Ragtime Dinner-Time Band
Play Something Irish In Ragtime
The Two Quids Diploma C-81
Diploma C-84
10067   We All Go Home In Ragtime
When I Lost You
Jack Charman
Harry Cove
 
10068 1858
 
Little Miss USA
We Don't Care A Button If We Walk There
Jack Charman Diploma C-90
Diploma C-97
10069 1784
1785
A Banjo Oddity
Sweet Jessamine
Olly Oakley (banjo) Diploma F-12
10070 1907
 
Lo, Hear The Gentle Hark
The Rosary
The Schumann Quartet  
10071 1786
1787
Queen Of The Burlesque
Camptown Carnival
Olly Oakley (banjo) Diploma F-11
10072        
10073        
10074        
10075        
10076        
10077        
10078        
10079        
10080        
10081        
10082        
10083        
10084        
10085        
10086        
10087        
10088        
10089        
10090        
10091        
10092        
10093 2451
2559
Take Me In Your Arms And Say You Love Me
On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
The Two Quids
Robert Carr

Diploma C-122
10094        
10095        
10096        
10097        
10098        
10099