Dating Amberol Special cylinders

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Dating Amberol Special cylinders

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Can someone tell me when the Special Amberol's were produced??

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The blue box wax specials came out in 1908 and were sold cheaply as part of the conversion offer. The same titles were converted to Blue Amberol starting in 1912.

I think the orange box specials ("D" series) came out around 1909/1910. These were only given away when a customer successfully referred someone else to an Edison dealer. They are quite scarce.

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52089 wrote:The blue box wax specials came out in 1908 and were sold cheaply as part of the conversion offer. The same titles were converted to Blue Amberol starting in 1912.
Actually, the Special Amberol Records in the blue boxes weren't offered until April 1, 1910. Their production ceased in October 1912 with the appearance of Blue Amberol Records, but the Special Blue Amberols included with the 4-minute Attachments didn't appear until April 1913.
52089 wrote:I think the orange box specials ("D" series) came out around 1909/1910. These were only given away when a customer successfully referred someone else to an Edison dealer. They are quite scarce.
The D series offered as the "Promotion Plan" appeared in June, 1910.

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THANKS FOR THE REPLY... greatly appreciate it.

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You're very welcome.

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