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 Post subject: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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Here is a 6" aluminum disc with an ad on one side for Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes and a poignant voice recording on the other of a mother in London sending Christmas and New Years greetings to her children (in the country, away from the bombings?).

You can hear the recordings on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/6NirHTnZsfk

This disc is in well above average condition, judging by the ones I've seen so far.

Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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Fascinating! Thank you for sharing (that cocktail recipe sounds pretty interesting)!

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain


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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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Interesting... It makes you wonder (or at least me) if they survived the blitzes and if the children are still alive...
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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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They and their children survived. This record was brought to me by the daughter's husband who wanted to digitize it so that her father, who is almost 90 and still living, could hear it. They said he is William Glover, a British actor who played many character rolls in the USA in movies and on television. He hasn't heard this recording in decades.
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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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I am glad to know that because I had wondered the same as Curt. Although the percentage of London destroyed was small, it still represented a lot of casualties.


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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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Quite the time capsule there... I might guess Christmas 1939, the first year of the evacuation but before the Blitz, or full rationing (relative to the other advertising side of the record) had arrived.


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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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The label area looks like the Dominion label. Has the same type of planet with ring logo.


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 Post subject: Re: c.1940 Voice Record & Abdullah Turkish Cigarettes Ad
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howardpgh wrote:
The label area looks like the Dominion label. Has the same type of planet with ring logo.

This disc and the Dominion label are both UK manufactured, but the Dominion label was discontinued around 1930.
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