Wertheim Australian Pianos Cinderella

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Wertheim Australian Pianos Cinderella

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Not sure of the date of this quintessentially Australian cinderella - the company was formed in 1908 and lasted in independent form until 1929. Kookaburra and Magpie on a barred fence, advertising the then large manufacturing company Hugo Wertheim. Only one I've ever seen.
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This much more subdued effort below (HWPL=Hugo Wertheim Pty Ltd) is from c.1930 and is a revenue stamp for their mechanical rights on 78s.
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and on its original, and rare, Australian-pressed Polydor 78rpm.

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Fascinating Adam.....I recently researched Wertheim pianos as I was given one as a child- was always told it was an American piano but sold it recently and in checking the details uncovered the whole Wertheim saga- it would make a good mini-series! (They are now made in China :evil: )

https://www.whitehat.com.au/Melbourne/People/Wertheim.asp

Had a search for similar cinderellas and found one produced by Holland Pianos, a US company (despite the graphic which could suggest otherwise)

https://i9.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/c2/47/7935_2.JPG

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Other Wertheim cinderellas can be found, but they aren't stamp-like

The rectangular ones below are from pianola roll boxes.

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Another one has surfaced, must be about 5 copies I know of now.

Hugo Wertheim on Polydor 78rpm
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Gives a new meaning to "stamp-on-stamp" topicals
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Re: Wertheim Australian Pianos Cinderella

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They have an additional claim to philatelic interest through their appearance in various settings on New Zealand's 1882 ad-sons.
Wertheim adverts on NZ 1882 sidefaces
Wertheim adverts on NZ 1882 sidefaces

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