[78-L] Edward VIII Abdication Records

David Weiner djwein at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 10 07:31:51 PST 2013

I also have an "official" HMV Canada issue of the speech on a red-gold

Dav eWeiner

On 11/10/13 8:56 AM, "neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com"
<neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com> wrote:

>Somewhere in my collection I have a dub from a 16" vinyl transcription -
>tho not a commercial recording, which is what you seem to be asking about.
>joe salerno
>On 11/10/2013 4:33 AM, Sammy Jones wrote:
>> Okay...how many of these things were there?  I thought I had a pretty
>> collection of Edward VIII Abdication records on 78, but just came across
>> three different variations on eBay that I don't have (I snapped two of
>> up).  Has anyone put together a list or discography?
>> To get the ball rolling, here are the commercial 78 pressings I have of
>> speech:
>> King's Farewell Speech, Brunswick 7810 (mx. 20404/20405), 10"
>> Farewell Address of King Edward VIII, no maker, gold foil label (mx.
>>6635 #1
>> / 6735 P2 ((the 3 and P are reversed in the wax))), 12"
>> Abdication Speech of King Edward VIII, no maker, white label (MS-A
>> 1524), 12"
>> And a 10" shellac pressing with a white label bearing only PART 1 in
>> type (mx XX1/XX2).  Someone has written "A limited issue by the BBC.
>> in pen on the label.  Nothing whatsoever on the reverse side white
>> By the way, my favorite copies are two 12" vinyl pressings (one at 78
>> one at 33 1/3) by Victor that were apparently made for Hal Wallis (the
>> producer).  The 33 disc is one-sided and has that lovely RCA spiderweb
>> pattern on the back.  The one-sided 33's matrix number is VIS-6141-56.
>> two-sided 78's matrix numbers are VIS 6145 and VIS 6146.
>> I'd love to know if anyone has ever encountered similar vinyl pressings
>> the Abdication Speech like these!
>> I'll post details of the discs I'm getting from eBay once they arrive.
>> Sammy Jones
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