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Thread #168926   Message #4082727
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
10-Dec-20 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: Stinson Records Revisted
Subject: RE: Stinson Records Revisted
Genuine Soviet pressings have “The New York Fair 1·9·3·9” around the top border of the center labels. The 'Worker Joe' logo stands on the record company or label name “USSR” center-center, in large block lettering. There is no credit for distribution.

In many ways they are a page out of Milt Gabler's United Hot Club playbook; twenty-five disparate earlier releases collated, repackaged and reissued on a new label just for the occasion. The total Soviet press run is estimated at 50000 units (2000ea.) They are not all that rare.

Stinson Trading Co. had the genuine “cut-outs” on sale everywhere in the first weeks of December, 1939 before the Soviets had even finished tearing down their pavilion over at the fairgounds.