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Colonial and Colonial Perophone records were manufactured in Germany by Homophon in the period immediately before WWI. They were made on behalf of Lockwoods of City Road London, for export only. This is generally believed to mean they were exported to Australia.

I have not seen examples of enough to know for certain, but it seems likely that the earlier records were "Colonial" and the "Colonial Perophone" ones came a little later on.  "Perophone" records (also excessivly rare) are probably a next phase; the only example I have seen having a catalogue number in the 500s.

Incidentally when I say "seen" in the above text, I have only seen label scans; as they were not sold in the U.K., I have never actually physically seen any of these, even in over 40 years of collecting.

Thanks to Adam Miller for providing the Colonial label scan, and to Bill Dean-Myatt for the Colonial Perophone scan.

 

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

My thanks to the following for providing inforamation:
Mike Atkin, Norman Field, Paul Kilmartin

Page last updated on: October 24, 2017

Note: An asterix (*) after the Cat. No. means it has been reported as a Colonial Perophone record.

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists  Date Code
200        
         
253 952
6192
Colonial Army March
Old Daddy Peg Leg
Band of the Imperial Lancers
Colonial Orchestra
30-10-09
23-6-09
         
261 1176
1475
Misere from "Il Trovatore"
Polonaise from "Mignon"
Solo and Chorus of Royal Opera House, Paris
Madame Christine
26-10-08
19-3-09
         
277 6057
6191
New Colonial March
The 3rd Dragoon Guard's March
The Band of The Imperial Lancers 27-10-10 / G 21 S
1079 / E 14 R
278 6013
6109
Wee MacGragor
Coronation Bells
The Empire Prize Band 20109 / E 28 11 ? (E28H?)
13-10-10 / D 16 S
         
360*   Empire Holiday March Empire Prize Band  
         
470* 60223
60337
Why Can't We Have The Sea In London?
I Was Dancing Around With Matilda
Billy Williams
Jack Pleasants
29-11-11
12-3-12
471* 60335
60336
Cohen On The 'Phone
On Strike
Harry Bluff 3-2-12
9-2-12