[78-L] Stamps Quartet [was Paging any Texas label expert(s)...]

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com
Mon May 20 15:48:57 PDT 2013

I forgot to ask, are there any numbers in the runouts that do not appear 
on the labels?


On 5/20/2013 10:34 AM, Han Enderman wrote:
> You are right, I misread the "mx" when looking at a too small label image,
> and thus did not see they were the same.
> It appears that this Stamps Record 100 is not the same as the postwar
> Stamps Quartet 100 from Texas, of which I just found a mediocre image at
> http://78rpmrecord.com/labelview.cfm?firstLetter=S
> and which plays When The Saints.
> This also explains the quite different prewar label design.
> So it is part of the Gnt personal series & a case of serendipity.
> This record & titles not in Russell's CMR, but the Brunswick 27-10-1929 session
> includes V.O. Stamps (recorded in Dallas, Texas !) and this is the only session
> called Quartette instead of Quartet.
> han enderman
> ===
>>>> Wait a sec. I believe these may have been pressed by Gennett c. 1926.
> The numbers you show as matrix numbers would actually be Gennett issue
> numbers (20194 A/B, not as you indicate - recheck the labels) assigned
> to the Gennett Personal series. The masters seem to have been from an
> outside source - I have found no indication they were recorded by
> Gennett. The typeface for the credits look like Gennetts, though, and
> 20194 A/B fills in a hole in the personal series listing.
> Comments?
> Malcolm
> *******
> On 5/20/2013 8:26 AM, Han Enderman wrote:
>> I have only scans of 100-A/B, however with dark blue label, with following label info:
>> Label name: The Stamps Record
>> Logo (at 12 over staff): Stamps Music Co.
>> At bottom: The V.O. Stamps Music Co. / Jacksonville, Texas / Chattanooga, Tennessee
>> Performers are Stamps Quartette, mxs 20154-A & 20194-B.
>> Both titles composed by J.R. Baxter, Jr.
>> Not in Gart's ARLD.
>> This record was at some time on the Venerable Music auction site, with scans:
>> https://www.vmauctions.com/items/item_details.php?id=6508&ItemType=Auctions
>> Rodger, can you mail me label images of your records?
>> At least the name Stamps Quartet is different !
>> han enderman
>> ===
>> [78-L] Paging any Texas label expert(s)...
>> Rodger Holtin
>> What is known about the STAMPS QUARTET label?  I have two, # 100 and 200, both red labels clearly state "Recorded by Sellers Co., Dallas, Texas"
>> I can guess "post-war era," but any closer dating would be nice.
>> Any info welcome.
>> Rodger
>> <<<
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