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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 at least No. 130. The few reported with numbers in the 160s & 170s were made in Germany using Globophon masters. Then from about 190 onwards, Edison Bell took over again up to the highest known.

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)
3. Slightly different image for the trade mark - German manufacture using globophon masters
4. Back to British made from Edison Bell
5. German manufacture from Kalliope.

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, for which I am very grateful, seeing how rare this label seems to be.
Other people who have provided information are:
Greg Butler, Norman Field, Jolyon Hudson, Mike Langridge

Page last updated: November 23, 2016

Cat No. Matrix No. Title Artists Original issue and artists Label Style
1 2168
2285
Big Ben March (Hesse)
Apache Dance (Offenbach)
Apollo Band
Imperial Military Band
Bell 51 as Bohemian Band
Bell 104 as Royal Military Band
 
2          
3          
4 2000
2363
"Merry Widow" - selection (Lehar)
Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay (Cobb, Flynn)
Symphony Orchestra
King's Colonials
Bell 1 as London Concert Orchestra
Bells 146 as H.M. King's Colonials
 
5          
6          
7          
8          
9          
10 2323
2385
The Wellington March (Zehle)
Under The Double Eagle (J.F. Wagner)
Regimental Band
King's Colonials
Bell 123 as London Regimental Band
Bell 171 as H.M. King's Colonials
 
11          
12          
13          
14          
15 2200
2428
1812 Overture (Tchaikowsky)
"Contes D'Hoffman" - Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Royal Artillery Band
King's Colonials
Bell 61 as Royal Artillery Band
Bell 196 as H.M. King's Colonials
 
16          
17          
18          
19          
20 2191
2235
Overture to "Poete Et Paysan", parts 1 & 2 (Suppe) Imperial Military Band Bell 76 as Royal Military Band 2
21          
22          
23 2028
2227-2
The Church Parade (Hesse)
While Shepherds Watch (Tate, Handel)
Regimental Band
Chapel Royal Quartet
Bell 153 as London Regimental Band
Bell 82 as Chapel Royal Quartet
1
24 2187
2334
Ne M'oubliez Pas (Hesse)
Pretty Pond Lillies (Hall)
Len Ward (bells) Bell 57 as Len Ward (actually Billy Whitlock)
Bell 130 as Len Ward (actually Billy Whitlock)
2
25          
26 2435
2438
Hop Scotch Schottische (Rose)
Scotch Reels (trad.)
Fred Pascall (concertina) Bell 206 as Alexander Prince  
27          
28          
29          
30          
31 2452 I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Fred Murray   1
32          
33          
34 2374 Ship Ahoy George Wilson    
35          
36          
37          
38          
39          
40          
41 2355
2357
Settle Up, Settle Down
We're All Waiting For a Girl
Fred Murray    
42          
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 Bell 194 as H.M. King's Colonials  
44          
45          
46          
47 2496 Alabama Skedaddle William Ditcham (xylophone) Bell 231 as William Ditcham  
48          
49          
50          
51          
52          
53          
54 2510
2513
Down In Jungle Town
Put On Your Ta-Ta, Little Girlie
Robert Ingram Bell 233 as Jack Charman
Bell 232 as Jack Charman
 
55          
56          
57          
58          
59          
60          
61 2504
2506
Reverie (Schumann)
Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
Harp, Violin, Viola & Flute Bell 244 as Schumann Quartette
Velvet Face 1034 as Schumann Quartette
 
62          
63          
64          
65          
66          
67          
68          
69          
70          
71 2517
2518
The Quaker Girl - waltz (Monckton)
The Quaker Girl - selection (Monckton)
Apollo Band Bell 256 as H.M. King Edward's Horse 2
72          
73          
74          
75          
76          
77          
78          
79          
80          
81 2494
2595
British Cavalry Camp Calls, parts 1& 2 [anon]    
82          
83          
84 2622
2626
The Sweep's Intermezzo (P. Rubens)
Sweet Jessamine (Hesse & Oakley)
Olly Oakley (banjo) Velvet Face 1070 as Olly Oakley
Bell 268 as Olly Oakley
 
85          
86          
87          
88          
89          
90          
91          
92          
93 2662
2664
Down In Jungle Town (Madden, Morse)
Rendez-Vous, waltz (Zuluetta)
The Kilkenny Orchestra Bell 292 as Royal Court Orchestra
Bell 292 as Royal Garden Orchestra
 
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 as Mose Tapiero
Bell 318 as Mose Tapiero
 
106          
107          
108          
109          
110 2189 Christmas Memories
Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand (Alford)
Apollo Band
Bell 56 as Royal Military Band
 
111          
112          
113          
114          
115          
116          
117          
118          
119          
120          
121          
122          
123 2706
 
We All Go The Same Way Home
You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside
Jack Charman Bell 298 as Jack Charman
Bell 301 as Jack Charman
 
124          
125          
126          
127          
128          
129          
130 170
189
The Socialist March
La Marseillaise
Apollo Band    
131          
132          
133          
134          
135          
136          
137 585 Wedding March (Mendelssohn) Apollo Band    
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 as Charles Kempton  
168          
169          
170 6052
6164
Two Eyes Of Grey (McGeoch)
Lighterman Tom (Barron, Squire)
Edward Floyd
Chas. Kemplan
Globophon as Edward Floyd
Globophon as Charles Kempton
 
171          
172          
173          
174          
175 6004
6006
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
I Like Your Apron And Your Bonnet
Edie Phillips    
176          
177          
178          
179          
180          
181          
182          
183          
184          
185          
186          
187          
188          
189          
190          
191          
192          
193          
194          
195 197 Blue Danube (waltz) Bohemian Band   2
196          
197 2947
(0130)
The Eternal Waltz (Leo Fall)
Ginger Two-Step (Wurm)
Apollo Band
Louisiana Symphony Orchestra
Bell 419 as Royal Court Orchestra
Bell 320 as Royal Court Orchestra
 
198          
199          
200          
201          
202 2925 My Cinnamon Lady (Mills, Scott) Jack Charman Bell 395 as Jack Charman  
203 2923
 
The Cubanola Glide
There Is No-One To Harmonise
Jack Charman
Jack Charman & Robert Carr
Bell 395 as Jack Charman
 
 
204          
205          
206          
207          
208 46
87
Light Of Foot (Latann)
Pretty Pond Lillies (Hall)
Irish Guards
Len Ward (bells)
Bell 303 as Irish Guards
Bell 130 as Len Ward (actually Billy Whitlock)
 
209          
210          
211          
212          
213          
214          
215          
216          
217          
218          
219          
220          
221          
222          
223          
224          
225          
226          
227          
228          
229          
230          
231          
232          
233          
234          
235          
236   Come Where The Night Birds Are Singing Wilfred Virgo    
237          
238          
239          
240          
241          
242          
243          
244          
245          
246          
247          
248          
249          
250          
251          
252          
253          
254          
255          
256          
257          
258          
259          
260          
261          
262          
263          
264          
265 514
515
Mystic Beauty
"Madame Sherry" - The Love Dance
Apollo Band    
266 516
517
Hitchy Koo
Robert E. Lee
American Ragtime Octette    
267          
268 2685 (522)
2686 (521)
The Blind Boy (Lee, Moore)
Asleep In The Deep- Parody (Lamb; Petrie)
G. H. Chirgwin Velvet Face 1082  
269          
270          
271          
272          
273          
274          
275          
276          
277 3329 (538)
(539)
Sally In Our Alley (Carey)
Mary Of Argyll (--)
Anderson Nicol Velvet Face 185 as Anderson Nicol
Bell 499 as Anderson Nicol
3
278          
279          
280          
281          
282          
283          
284          
285          
286 (556)
(557)
Mister Cupid (Weston, Cunliffe)
The Wibbly Wobbly Walk (Pelham, Long)
Fred Pascal Winner 2281 as Fred Pascal  
287 3428
3429
Nigger In A Fit (Ossman)
Camptown Carnival (Morley)
Olly Oakley (banjo) Winner 2281 as Olly Oakley  
288          
289          
290          
291 3470
3471
A Coon Band Contest (Pryor)
Cotton Blossoms (Hall)
Fourteen Tromboniers Winner 2290 as Fourteen Tromboniers  
292          
293          
294          
295          
296          
297          
298          
299          
300          

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

Cat No. Matrix No Title Artist Original Issue and artist's name
10001 (1646)
(1647) 3350
Grizzly Bear (Botsford)
Gaby Glide (Pilcer & Hirsch)
Apollo Military Band Winner 2136 as Royal Court Orchestra ?
Winner 2217 as Royal Court Orchestra ?
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 as Jack Charman
 
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 as The Two Quids
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 as The Two Quids
10012 1609
 
The Kangaroo Hop
Her We Are Again
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman) Victory C-71 as Billy Melville (actually Jack Charman)
Diploma C-70 as Billy Melville (actually Jack Charman)
10013 1608
 
The Ragtime Jockey Man
Mister Cupid
Jack Charman Victory C-71 as Jack Charman
Diploma C-71 as Jack Charman
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 as The Two Quids
10016 1642
1660
How Do You Do, Miss Ragtime?
The Wedding Glide
The Two Quids
Jack Charman
Victory C-67 as The Two Quids
Victory C-77 as The Two Quids
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 as Billy Williams
10026 1469
 
By The Watermelon Vine
Song Bird
Jack Charman Victory C-64 as Jack Charman
10027 1641
1642
The Burglar Rag
How Do You Do, Miss Ragtime
The Two Quids Victory C-67 as The Two Quids
10028 1643
1645
Take Ma Finger Tips, Malinda
If You Want To Please Susannah
The Two Quids Victory C-69 as The Two Quids
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
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman)
[wrong labelling ?]
Diploma C-63 as Billy Melville (actually Jack Charman)
10038 1622
1625
There's A Girl In Havana
Ragging The Baby To Sleep
The Two Quids Victory C-74 as The Two Quids
10039 1644
1659
Down In Dear Old New Orleans
Way Down South
The Two Quids Victory C-75 as The Two Quids
10040        
10041        
10042        
10043        
10044        
10045        
10046        
10047        
10048        
10049        
10050   Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep
Out Of 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 as Jack Charman
10057 1777
1779
Dixie Dan
Ragtime Lizzie
Jack Charman
Harry Cove
Diploma C-82 as Jack Charman
 
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 as Jack Charman
10061 1775
1791
There's A Gentleman Here To-Night
Toddling Home
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman) Diploma C-82 as Jack Charman
Diploma C-83 as Jack Charman
10062 1790
 
Are We All Here?
In The Land Of Go-As-You-Please
Jack Charman Diploma C-87 as Jack Charman
 
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 Diploma C-90 as The Two Quids
10066 1853
 
That Ragtime Dinner-Time Band
Play Something Irish In Ragtime
The Two Quids Diploma C-81 as The Two Quids
Diploma C-84 as The Two Quids
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 as The Two Quids
Diploma C-97 as Jack Charman
10069 1784
1785
A Banjo Oddity
Sweet Jessamine
Olly Oakley (banjo) Diploma F-12 as Olly Oakley
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 as Olly Oakley
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 as Robert Carr
10094        
10095        
10096        
10097        
10098        
10099