[78-L] Early Columbia matrix

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 17 16:15:45 PST 2012

Is it in fact The Forge in the Forest? I've seen many Columbias where the wrong 
stamper was pulled. If it was a band instrumental, nobody noticed the 
difference. A few pressings of The Midnight Attack by Prince's Band actually 
play something else from an earlier Columbia Band master.


On 11/17/2012 7:12 PM, Han Enderman wrote:
> Ebay 380510251500
> shows following record:
> Columbia A-107 Columbia Band: The Forge In The Forest.
> Matrix on Note the Notes label is 479, but wax gives 130.
> Is 130 a mx or an earlier catalog nr?
> Also in wax 4-3-3, which must be take + stamper.
> When did Columbia start to use letters to identify stampers (A1 etc)?
> The reverse, Marching Through Georgia, gives mx 46890 on the label.
> A slightly later image of this label (Grafonola label, with printing date CY = Mar 1918)
> has this nr in the wax.
> But an early pressing with the large Magic Notes label has 507 on the label.
> han enderman
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