New Zealand's First Record Labels

In 1913-14 E.W. Pidgeon & Co, Edison agents and wholesalers based in Christchurch, arranged for Edison-Bell (UK) to produce on their behalf two series of 78 records, which were subsequently imported into New Zealand and offered for sale through various retail outlets.

These labels were HERALD and MINSTREL.

To the best of my knowledge, no complete catalogue exists of what was offered. Partial dealer lists from The New Zealand Record Herald have added to the items known to exist today. These list items have their number suffixed by * below.  Sligo's of Timaru in December 1913 and January 1914 advertised some listings of Herald and Minstrel records, those added below are suffixed by +.

The rest of this discographical listing is from surviving examples in collector's hands.

There are two different label types of HERALD known, and two of the MINSTREL. These are illustrated below.

Using the control numbers printed on the label and the matrix data from the run-out, it is usually possible to determine the original Edison-Bell product (Winner or Velvet-Face). Occasionally, the artist name was changed. The unusual HERALD 1000 series looks to have been pressed from BEKA masters while the MINSTREL 2000 series may have been pressed from Favorite masters.

If you have discographical data for records not already listed below, please contact me.

HERALD

"POPULAR - BRIGHT - LOUD - CLEAR - SMOOTHEST AND BEST."

Type 1
Type 2

Type 1 Label - deep green, gold

The words "GRAMOPHONE RECORD" are in two horizontal lines.
Sold at 3/6 each.

 

Serial

Label ctrl

Run-out

Mtx Date

Artist

Type

Title

Orig. Issue

4

83

83H

Q1/12

Royal Military Band

Handel's Largo

Winner 2043

84

84O

Q1/12

Royal Military Band

Hallelujah Chorus

Winner 2043

9

42

42F

Q1/12

Albert Pearce

Tenor Song

Love Me and the World is Mine

Winner 2021

157

157P

Q2/12

Royal Military Band

Intermezzo

Rainbow

Winner 2078

13

145

145L

 

T.F. Kinniburgh

Bass Song

Out on the Deep

 

 

239

239L

 

Royal Military Band

Descriptive

Departure of the Troopship

 

16

124

124F

Q2/12

Royal Guards Band

Selection

Ireland for Ever

Winner 2061

256

3087V

Q2/12

Albert Crawley

Song

The Minstrel Boy

18

71

2486P

Q1/10

Royal Military Band

Chocolate Soldier Part 1

Winner 2037

72

2485Q

Q1/10

Royal Military Band

Chocolate Soldier Part 1

Winner 2037

20

121

121B

Q1/12

W.W. Whitlock

Johnson's Lauching Song

Winner 2060

173

173B

Q2/12

Olly Oakley

Banjo solo

The Darkey's Awakening

Winner 2086

22

92

92A

Q1/12

W. Whitlock & Orch.

Xylophone solo

International Jig

Winner 2047

247

247L

Q2/12

Will Evans

Talking

All About Jim

Winner 2123

25

187

187V

Q2/12

Lampriere Pringle

Song

I Fear No Foe

Winner 2093

138

138J

Q1/12

London Regimental Band

March

Boys of the Old Brigade

Winner 2068

37

229

229C

Q2/12

Glover and his Band

Scottish Patrol

Wee MacGregor

Winner 2114

38

38M

Q1/12

T.F. Kinniburgh

Bass Song

Annie Laurie

Winner 2019

42

98

98B

Q1/12

Pipe-Major Forsyth

Bagpipe solo

Cock O' the North

Winner 2050

225

225A

Q2/12

H. Merrylees

Scotch Song

Just a Wee Deoch an Doris

Winner 2112

46

250

?

Oakley, Opferman & Kirkby

Descriptive

The Buskers

Winner 2124

?

?

Kirkby & Oakley?

Ragtime Medley?

Winner 2124?

51

223

223J

223H (2)

Q2/12

Robert Carr

Ballad

Come sing to me

Winner 2111

224

224N

Q2/12

Miss Vera Moore

Song

My Hero (from "Chocolate Soldier")

Winner 2111

53

423

423R

Q4/12

J. Wallis

Song

Your eyes say remember, though your lips say forget

Winner 2213

424

424Q

Q4/12

H. Marchmont

Song

Only a faded rose

Winner 2213

54

463

3301

Q4/12

Bransby Williams

Song

The Street Watchman

Winner 2234

464

3302

Q4/12

Bransby Williams

Song

The Same Old Game

Winner 2234

55

333

2456E

Q1/10

Alexander Prince

Concertina Solo

Hornpipe Medley

Winner 2167

334

334Q

Q3/12

Alexander Prince

Concertina Solo

Woodland Flowers

Winner 2167

57

309

309D

Q3/12

C. Penrose

Comic Song

I Tried to keep from Laughing

Winner 2155

310

310A

Q3/12

C. Penrose

Comic Song

He'd a funny little way with him

Winner 2155

63

32

32O

Q1/12

Alfred Heather

Song

Mary

Winner 2016

146

146H

Q1/12

James Lavell

Song

In Happy Moments (Mauritania)

Winner 2072

67

85

85N

W. W. Whitlock

Bell Solo

Dainty Daisy Dimple

Winner 2044

86

86K

W. W. Whitlock

Bell Solo

The Skaters' Waltz

Winner 2044

69

469

469Z

Q4/12

Ted Yorke

Song

I'd Like to go on a Honeymoon

Winner 2237

470

470T

Q4/12

J. Wallis

Song

Sweetheart's a Pretty Name

Winner 2237

71

203

203J

Q2/12

Stanley Kirkby

Comic Song

Joshu-ah

Winner 2101 & 2202

402

402B

Q3/12

Jack Charman

Ragtime Song

Oh, You Beautiful Doll

Winner 2202

75

528

 

Q1/13

Robert Carr

  

The Rosary

Winner 2267

 

529

 

 

Frederick Ranalow

  

Sincerity

Winner 2267

77

508

508E

Q1/13

Robert Carr

Song

When the Convent Bell is Ringing

Winner 2257

509

509Y

Q1/13

Robert Carr

Popular Song

Little Shepherdess of Devon

Winner 2257

80

516

516E

Q1/13

American Ragtime Octette

Ragtime Song

Hitchy-Koo

Winner 2261

517

3130E

Q3/12

American Ragtime Octette

Ragtime Song

Robert E. Lee

Winner 2261

85

391

391C

Royal Military Band

Benediction of the Poignards

Winner 2196

392

392C

Royal Military Band

"Bohemian Girl" Selection

Winner 2196

86*

363

Robert Evans

Marguerite

Winner 2182

301

Robert Evans

I’ll sing thee songs of Araby

Winner 2150

87*

33

Q1/12

Wilson Pembroke

Nirvana

Winner 2017

34

Q1/12

Wilson Pembroke

My Sweetheart when a Boy

Winner 2017

88

514

514V

Q1/13

Royal Court Orch.

Veil Dance

Mystic Beauty

Winner 2260

515

515A

Q1/13

Royal Court Orch.

The Love Dance from "Madame Sherry"

Winner 2260

89*

 

 

Q4/12

Fred Marshall

Tenor

You left me for the limelight

Winner 2235

 

 

Q4/12

Fred Marshall

Tenor

When the sheep are in the fold, Jenny Dear

Winner 2235

90*

455

Q4/12

Christy Minstrels

Descriptive

The Old Folks at Home

Winner 2230

Descriptive

Veteran of the King

91*

243

Q2/12

Dudley Roy

Xylophone

British Empire March

Winner 2121

244

Q2/12

Dudley Roy.

Xylophone

Fairyland

Winner 2121

92*

522

Q1/13

Ted Yorke

Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy

Winner 2264

523

Q1/13

J. Wallis

Moonlight Bay

Winner 2264

93*

489

Q1/13

Robert Carr

We were Sweethearts

Winner 2247

252

Q1/13

Stanley Kirkby

When we went to School together

Winner 2247

94*

488

Q1/13

H. Cove & T. Jackson

There’s a Girl in Havana

Winner 2246

487

Q1/13

Jack Charman

The Gaby Glide

Winner 2246

95*

519

Q1/13

American Ragtime Octette

Rag

That Syncopated Boogie Boo

Winner 2262

520

Q1/13

American Ragtime Octette

Rag

The Ragtime Jockey

Winner 2262

96*

317

Q3/12

London Regimental Band

Coronation Bells

Winner 2159

Q3/12

Royal Court Orch.

The Jolly Coppersmith

Winner 2159

 97+

 

 

 

Band and Chorus

 

Ring out the Bells for Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Band & Quartette

 

Christmas Morn

 

98

3349

449R

Q4/12

Christchurch Quartette

Carol

While Shepherds watched

Winner 2227

3350

451Y

Q4/12

Christchurch Quartette

Carol

Christians Awake

Winner 2228

99+

Christchurch Quartette

 

The First Noel

 

Christchurch Quartette

 

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing

 

100+

 

 

 

Royal Military Band

Sacred March

Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Military Band

 

Lead, Kindly Light

 

101+

 

 

 

Belgravia Quartette

 

Hail, Smiling Morn

 

 

 

 

 

Belgravia Quartette

 

The Mistletoe Bough

 

102+

 

 

 

Belgravia Quartette

 

Good King Wenceslas

 

 

 

 

 

Belgravia Quartette

 

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

 

103

2467

440L

Descriptive

Jack's Return on Christmas Eve

Winner 2222

2903

2903Y

Stanley Kirkby

Song of the Thrush

 104+

 

 

 

Band of King Edward's Horse

 

Christmas Memories part 1

 

 

 

 

 

Band of King Edward's Horse

 

Christmas Memories part 2

 

 105+

 

 

 

Godwin & Dryden

Descriptive

The Miner's Dream of Home

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Kirkby

 

Hymns My Mother used to Sing

 

 106+

 

 

 

W.W. Whitlock

Descriptive

Whitlock's Waits

 

 

 

 

 

W.W. Whitlock

Descriptive

Whitlock's Christmas Pudding

 

 107+

 

 

 

W.W. Whitlock 

 

Whitlock's Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

 

W.W. Whitlock 

 

Whitlock Buying the Christmas Dinner

 

 108+

 

 

 

London Concert Orch.

Polka

A Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

London Concert Orch.  

Scottische

Happy New Year

 

113

3644

3644V

Q3/13

Alfred Kastner & A. Fransella

Harp & Flute Duet

Serenade

Velvet Face

3646

3646V

Q3/13

Alfred Kastner & A. Fransella

Harp & Flute Duet

The Swan

Velvet Face

121

3213

824B

Q3/13

Ted Dewar

Bell Solo

Stephanie Gavotte

Winner 2415

3502

3502V

Q2/13

Ted Dewar

Bell Solo

Sunbeams

Velvet Face

127

2800

2800A

Q2/11

Robert Evans

Song

Parted

?

2846

865A

Q3/13

Robert Evans & Chorus

Song

Come where my love lies dreaming

Winner 2435

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

704

X1013

 

 

Royal Opera Quartette

 

Kermesse Scene (Faust)

 

 

X1014

 

 

Royal Opera Quartette

 

Soldiers’ Chorus (Faust)

 

Type 2 Label - blue-green, gold

The words "GRAMOPHONE RECORD" appear on either side of the central top panel. New number series.
Pressed in England from Beka masters (probably by Beka, who were established in London by 1913).
Sold at 3/6 each.

Serial

Label ctrl

Run-out

Mtx Date

Artist

Type

Title

Orig. Issue

1001*

Band of H.M. Scots Guard

March

The Whistler and his Dog

Band of H.M. Scots Guard

March

La Kraquette

1002*

Alan Turner

Baritone

Beauty’s Eyes

Alan Turner

Baritone

The Bellringer

1003*

Miss Jesse Broughton

Soprano

A Summer Night

Miss Jesse Broughton

Soprano

Fiddle and I

1004*

Jan Rudenyi

Violin

The Carnival of Venice

Jan Rudenyi

Violin

Annie Laurie

1005*

Phillip Ritte

Song

Star of Bethlehem

Phillip Ritte

Song

The Holy City

1006*

Miss Ivy Hope

Soprano

Daddy

Miss Ivy Hope

Soprano

A Dream

1007*

Premier English Concertina Band

Shanties

Hearts of Oak – Selection of Sea Songs, part 1

Premier English Concertina Band

Shanties

Hearts of Oak – Selection of Sea Songs, part 2

1008*

Billy Whitlock

Comic song

Billy Whitlock’s Party

Billy Whitlock

Comic song

Laughing Song

1009*

41411

Billy Williams

Comic song

John, go and put your trousers on

Beka 557

41413

Billy Williams

Comic song

When Father papered the parlour

Beka 557

1010*

Arthur Franklin

Everybody’s doing it now

Arthur Franklin

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

1011*


41158

Wilkie Bard

What will be, will be

Stanley Kirkby

I’m 21 today

1012*

Empire Military Band

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

Winner 2249?

Empire Military Band

Hitchy Koo

Winner 2249?

1013*

Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards

Washington Post

Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards

The Jefferson Guards

1014*

Mr. G.M. Reid

The Mighty Deep

Mr. G.M. Reid

The Lute Player

1015*

Marie Tittiens

Romanza (Cavalleria Rusticana)

Cecile Vicars

Contralto

Love’s old sweet song

1016*

Mr. A. Francella

Flute solo

Valse

Mr. A. Taylor

Clarinet solo

In cellar cool

1017*

Joe Belmont

Whistling

Whistle Intermezzo

Joe Belmont

Whistling

Dance of the Song-birds

1018*

Harold Wilson & James Saker

Tenor & Baritone

The Moon has raised her Lamp

Harold Wilson & James Saker

Tenor & Baritone

The Larboard Watch

1019*

Prof. Muller

Bells, with Orch.

Silver Bells

Prof. Muller

Bells, with Orch.

Radetzky March

1020*

Phil Ray

Comedy

Illusions

Phil Ray

Comedy

Cigars or Nuts

1021*

41410

Billy Williams

Comic Song

Let’s all go mad

Beka 504

41410

Billy Williams

Comic Song

You’re the one

Beka 504

1022*

Will Terry

I want no other Girl but you

Will Terry

Saturday Afternoon

1023

41257

Little Tich

Song

The Dentist

Beka?

41280

Little Tich

Song

The Zookeeper

Beka?

1024*

Herald London Orch.

Harry Lauder memories, part 1

Herald London Orch.

Harry Lauder memories, part 2

1026

 

40514

 

Bantock Pierpoint

Baritone, Song

Chorus, Gentlemen

 

 

 

40515

 

Bantock Pierpoint

Baritone, Song

The Drum Major

 

1027

 

40411

 

Miss Edith Lorraine

 

Jewel Song (Faust)

 

 

 

 

Miss Edith Lorraine

 

Carmina

 

1036

 

41230

 

Herald London Orch.

 

H.M.S. Pinafore Selection

 

 

 

41231

 

Herald London Orch.

 

H.M.S. Pinafore Selection

 

1037

H.M. Scots Guards

A Life on the Ocean - Selection 1

H.M. Scots Guards

A Life on the Ocean - Selection 2

1044

41584

Miss Georgie Goldin

Comedienne

See what Percy picked up in the Park

Beka?

41585

Miss Georgie Goldin

Comedienne

I don't care if the Mormans Come

Beka?

 

Herald sleeve

Made of a thin, brittle paper. Very few have survived.

Herald record sleeve

 

MINSTREL

"BRIGHTEST, SMOOTHEST, SWEETEST AND BEST."

Type 1
Type 2

Type 1 Label - deep maroon, gold

Face and arms unfilled, no "MADE ABROAD"
Sold at 2/6 each.

Serial

Label ctrl

Run-out

Mtx Date

Artist

Type

Title

Orig. Issue

1*

Royal Guards Band

William Tell Overture, part 1

 

Royal Guards Band

William Tell Overture, part 2

2

758

3377N 758

Alan Turner

In Happy Moments "Mauritana"

Winner 2382

 

759

X759

Alan Turner

O Promise Me

Winner 2382

3

2804

2804E

Q1/11

Mme Jeanne Brola

Song

The Last Rose of Summer

Bell Disc?
Winner 2651

 

2807

2807V

Q1/11

Mme Jeanne Brola

Song

Home Sweet Home

Bell Disc?

4

350

350Q

Q3/12

Belgravia Choir

Il Miserere (Il Trovatore)

Winner 2175

 

864

2558A

Q3/13

Wilfrid Virgo & Elda May

Song

Venetian Songs

Winner 2435

5

213

Schumann Quartette

Harp, Violin, Flute & Viola

Titls’ Serenade

Winner 2106

 

?

?

Schumann Quartette

Harp, Violin, Flute & Viola

Lo, hear the Gentle Lark

6*

3127

Westminster Choir

Choir

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Winner 2419 (Winchester Chorus)

 

834

Westminster Choir

Choir

Lead, Kindly Light

Winner 2420 (Winchester Chorus)

7*

Q2/12

Descriptive

Descriptive

Departure of the Troopship

Winner 2119 (Empire Guards Band)

 

Q1/12

Descriptive

Descriptive

A Fire Alarm

Winner 2041 (Empire Guards Band)

8*

85

Q1/12

Len Ward

Bells

Skaters’ Waltz

Winner 2044 (Whitlock)

 

Len Ward

Bells & Whistling

Fairyland

9

489

489X

Harry Trevor

Panto song

We Were Sweethearts

Winner 2247

 

506

506A, 3390

Harry Trevor

Panto song

My heart is with you tonight

Winner 2256

10

227

227D

Q2/12

Jack Charman

Song with Banjo accpt.

Mandy's Wedding

Winner 2113

 

426

426K 3286

Q4/12

Jack Charman

Ragtime Song

I'm going back to Dixie

Winner 2215

11*

Fred Dunbar

Laughing song

I burst out laughing

Winner 2266

 

Fred Dunbar

Laughing song

That awful joke

Winner 2266

12

490

490C

Q4/12

Royal Guards Band

Popular Ragtimes Part 1

Winner 2248

 

491

491W

Q4/12

Royal Guards Band

Popular Ragtimes Part 1

Winner 2248

13

193

193W

Q2/12

H.M. Royal Artillery Band

"Carmen" Selections No. 1

Winner 2096

 

194

194W

Q2/12

H.M. Royal Artillery Band

"Carmen" Selections No. 2

Winner 2096

14*

Julien Henry

The Admiral’s Yarn

 

Julien Henry

King Charles

15

2573

2573N

Q4/10

Miss Elda May

Jewel Song "Faust"

 

2773

2773W

Q1/11

Miss Elda May

Flower Song "Faust"

16

2941

2941N

Q4/11

Miss Ena Vine & Mr. M. Brewer

Song with Flute Obligato

The Nightingale

 

2943

2943V

Q4/11

Miss Ena Vine & Mr. M. Brewer

Song with Flute Obligato

The Songsters' Awakening

17*

Parisian Orch.

Cupid’s Garden, Intermezzo

Winner 2166? (Bohemian Band)

 

Parisian Orch.

Whispering of the Flowers

Winner 2035? (Royal Escort Band)

18*

Q2/13

Robert Carr

The songs my Mother sang

Winner 2404

 

Q2/13

Robert Carr

All aboard for the bye-bye land

Winner 2315

19*

Will Evans

Descriptive

Reading a Novelette

 

Will Evans

Descriptive

All about Jim

20*

97

Q1/12

Pipe-Major Forsyth

Bagpipes

The Campbells are Coming

Winner 2050

 

217

Q2/12

Pipe-Major Forsyth

Bagpipes

Flowers of the Forest

Winner 2108

21

455

455M

Q4/12

Belgravia Quartette

Descriptive

The Old Folks at Home

Winner 2230

 

3422N

Q1/13

Belgravia Quartette

Solo & Chorus

Poor Old Joe

22

748

748C

Q3/13

Arthur Lennard

Comic Song

Upsey Daisy

Winner 2377

 

827

827B

Q3/13

Arthur Lennard

Comic Song

In Dreamland

Winner 2416

23

520

2685

Q1/13

G.H. Chigwin

Song

The Blind Boy

Winner 2263

 

387

2153-1

Q3/12

G.H. Chigwin

Song

My Fiddle is my Sweetheart

Winner 2194

24

79

2107H

Q1/12

Descriptive

March Past of the Brigade

Winner 2041

 

138

138M

Q2/12

King Edward's Horse Band

March

Boys of the Old Brigade

Winner 2068

26

301

 

 

Robert Evans

Song

I’ll Sing Thee Songs of Araby

 

 

363

 

 

Robert Evans

Song

Marguerite

 

27

 2675

  2675N

  Madame      Jomelli

  Annie Laurie

 

 2802

  2802A

  Jeanne Brola

  Robin Adair

28

873

873P

Cameron, Wilfrid Virgo & Robert Carr

Trio

Turn On, Old Time

Winner 2349

 

2586

2586N

Wilfrid Virgo & Robert Carr

Duet

I am the King of Spain

29

3000

3000B

Royal Court Orchestra

Two-step

The Glad Eye

 

3306

3306B

Royal Military Band

Schottische

The Night of the Party

38

3278

3278B

Q3/12

John Lloyd

Song

Good-bye, Sweetheart, Good-bye

 

713

3277V
713

Q3/13

John Lloyd

Song

The Anchor's Weighed

Winner 2359

41

2589

2589V

Renard Clarionette Quartette

Irish Selections

Velvet Face?

 

2600

2600V

Renard Clarionette Quartette

Scotch Selections

Velvet Face?

42

3419

3419V

Q1/13

Belgravia Quartette

Song

The Dear Little Shamrock

Winner 2532

 

3421

3421A 1031

Q1/13

Belgravia Quartette

Silver Threads among the Gold

Winner 2532

49

383

383L

Q3/13

Band of King Edward's Horse

"Mikado" Selections Part 1

Winner 2192

 

384

384N
2422

Q3/13

Band of King Edward's Horse

"Mikado" Selections Part 2

Winner 2192

50

2063

Bridge Peters

Bass Song

Toreador Song “Carmen”

 

323

Q3/12

Bridge Peters

Bass Song

Chorus, Gentlemen

Winner 2162

51*

Ena Vine & M. Brewer

Flute obligato

The Nightingale and the Rose

 

Ena Vine & M. Brewer

Flute obligato

Silver Birds

52*

Savoy Quartette

Titwillow “Mikado”

 

Savoy Quartette

A Wandering Minstrel “Mikado”

53

53

2663B VF 53N (2)

Q1/11

Royal Court Orchestra

Graceful Dance

In the Shadows

Winner 2027

 

331

331B 2882D (2)

Q3/12

Royal Court Orchestra

Intermezzo

Hearts and Flowers

Winner 2166

54

813

813X

Q3/13

Anderson Nicol

Song

Somewhere a Voice is Calling

Winner 2409

 

3326

3326W

Q4/12

Anderson Nicol

Song

Sound an Alarm

55*

Wilfred Virgo

Tenor

The Garden of Sleep

 

Wilfred Virgo

Tenor

I know of two bright eyes

Winner 2165

56*

155

Q2/12

P.J. Frosini

Accordion Solo

Poet & Peasant overture – Part 1

Winner 2077

 

156

Q2/12

P.J. Frosini

Accordion Solo

Poet & Peasant overture – Part 2

Winner 2077

57*

Louise Foster

Song

The Swiss Girl’s Lament

 

Louise Foster

Song

Up There (A little girl’s song)

58

488

488A

Miller and Harvey

Ragtime Duet

There's a Girl in Havana

Winner 2246

 

502

502B

Miller and Harvey

Ragtime Duet

Take ma Finger Tips, Malinda

Winner 2254

59*

Jay Laurier

Comic Song

Sneezing

Winner 2181

 

Jay Laurier

Comic Song

Ring-a-ring of Roses

Winner 2181

60

721

3225Q 721

Q3/13

Royal Guards Band

March

Washington Greys

Winner 2363

 

3304

3304R

Q4/12

Royal Guards Band

A Cavalry Charge

Type 2 Label - deep maroon, gold

Face and arms filled in, "MADE ABROAD" below "RECORD". New number series.
Probably pressed in England from Favorite masters - note similarity to Lyric label, which also used Favorite masters.
Blue Seal, sold at 3/- each.

Serial

Label ctrl

Run-out

Artist

Type

Title

Original

2001+

 

 

Billy Williams

 

Must Go Home To-night

 

 

 

 

Billy Williams

 

Save a Lilttle One for Me

 

2002+

 

 

Billy Williams

 

I'll Meet You on a Dark Night

 

 

 

 

Billy Williams

 

The Old Grey Coat

 

2003+

 

 

Billy Williams

 

Wild Woodbines

 

 

 

 

Billy Williams

 

Don't Go Out To-night

 

2004

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Billy Williams

Comic Song

Father Papered the Parlor

Favorite 332 1-67183

(\^< (67184)

(\^<

Billy Williams

Comic Song

Here We Are Again

Favorite 332 1-67184

2005+

Billy Williams

Wake Up John Bull

Billy Williams

You're the One

2006+

Billy Williams

I'll Lend You My Best Girl

Billy Williams

I Don't Care

2007+

Billy Williams

My Lass Frae Glasgie

Billy Williams

Sea in London

2008+

Billy Williams

Keep on Toddling

Billy Williams

Let's All Go Mad

2009+

Billy Williams

I Never Heard Father Laugh

Billy Williams

Cohen Keep on Rowing

2010

Billy Williams

All the Silver of the Silvery moon

Favorite 479?

Billy Williams

Mrs B.

Favorite 479?

2011*

Billy Williams

The Kangaroo Hop

Favorite 530

Billy Williams

My Father was born in Killarney

Favorite 530

2012*

Billy Williams

She does like a little bit of Scotch

Favorite 544

Billy Williams

Oh! Mr McPherson

Favorite 544

2013*

Billy Williams

Wail till I’m as old as father

Favorite 565

Billy Williams

Where does Daddy go when he goes out?

Favorite 565

2014*

Billy Williams

Molly McIntyre

Favorite 573

Billy Williams

Oh! For another day at Margate

Favorite 573

2015*

Billy Williams

The Ragtime Wedding

Favorite 608

Billy Williams

Jean loves all the Jockeys

Favorite 608

2016*

Billy Williams

I come frae Scotland

Favorite 649

Billy Williams

The must be something nice about the Isle of Man

Favorite 649

2017*

Billy Williams

All the ladies fell in love with Sandy

Favorite 662

Billy Williams

Giving a Donkey a Strawberry

Favorite 662

2018*

Billy Williams

The old Grey Coat

Favorite 266

Billy Williams

Oh! Mr McPherson

Favorite 544

2019*

Billy Williams

Wild Woodbines

Favorite 331

Billy Williams

The Kangaroo Hop

Favorite 530

2020*

5817t
67183

Billy Williams

When Father papered the Parlour

Favorite 332

Billy Williams

The Ragtime Wedding

Favorite 602

 

Minstrel sleeve.

Just as rare as the Herald one.

Minstrel record sleeve

 

The Herald and Minstrel Gramophones

The Herald sleeve illustrated above advertises gramophones from £3 to £60. These would have most likely have used imported mechanicals within a locally made cabinet.
It is possible they were branded as Diploma, Goldfinch Grand, Linnet Grand & Skylark Grand, among other names.
So far, none have been sighted. However, metal badges produced to affix to the machines have survived, and are illustrated below.

Badges for Herald and Minstrel gramophones



References

The N.Z. Record Herald Dec 1913 (Herald 85-96)
The N.Z. Record Herald and Kinetoscope News Feb 1914 (Herald 1001-1012, Minstrel 1-12)
The N.Z. Record Herald and Kinetoscope News Mar 1914 (Herald 1013-1024, Minstrel 13-24)
The N.Z. Record Herald and Kinetoscope News Jun 1914 (Minstrel 49-60, Minstrel 2011-2020)
Numerical Listing of Edison Bell Winner, Karlo Adrian
Billy Williams, Frank Andrews & Ernie Bayly, 1982
The English 78 Picture Book, Don Taylor
, 1997

Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

78-l@78online.com

Last Updated  19 June 2016

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