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These underprints appear on some issues of EDIFO (Societe Generale de L'Edition Phonographique) and their later incarnation BIEM, as well as a couple of Mechanlizenz issues. They also spun off other copyright agencies in other countries as below.
The names are AMMRE (Germany), Mechanlizenz (Switzerland), Mecolico (GB), N.C.B. (Nordisk Copyright Bureau) and EDIFO (France).

There are 5 rows with offset starts. There are other varieties such as N.B.C. instead of N.C.B. (I assume in error). I have a sheet with the top row with N.B.C. but the bottom row has N.C.B.

Other examples have Mecolico preceding Mechanlizenz in the list. And I have a couple of blocks where the text runs vertically!

Sometime the lines are inverted in relation to the stamps, and in other cases the text appears mirrored as if printed on the wrong side.

I haven't yet done a detailed examination of all my blocks to understand the full range of varieties. Something I intend to do for the 3rd Edition of the catalogue though.
BIEM British Agency Edison Bell underprint block
BIEM British Agency Edison Bell underprint block
BIEM Europe Parlophone underprint block
BIEM Europe Parlophone underprint block
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adam78 wrote: 12 Apr 2024 09:13 These underprints appear on some issues of EDIFO (Societe Generale de L'Edition Phonographique) and their later incarnation BIEM, as well as a couple of Mechanlizenz issues. They also spun off other copyright agencies in other countries as below.
The names are AMMRE (Germany), Mechanlizenz (Switzerland), Mecolico (GB), N.C.B. (Nordisk Copyright Bureau) and EDIFO (France).
Thanks for that Adam, it was bugging me that I couldn't work the rest of the line out !

By the way, surely its an overprint, not underprint ? Holding the block at an angle to the light the text appears quite shiny so I'm guessing applied over the top of the stamp.

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A new-to-catalogue value from Allan & Co, Melbourne. Set 143, early 1950s.
Allans 1⅝d rouletted on Polonia
Allans 1⅝d rouletted on Polonia
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A few more on label.
Scala () on Scala Record c.1913
Scala () on Scala Record c.1913
Lawrence Wright ¾d on Scala Ideal 1924
Lawrence Wright ¾d on Scala Ideal 1924
Allan & Co unvalued red on Scala Ideal 1924
Allan & Co unvalued red on Scala Ideal 1924
Rexophones were pressed by Edison Bell UK solely for export to Australia WW1 era. Stamps on Edison Bell pressings (notably Winner) are almost always punched.
John Church ½d punched on Rexophone
John Church ½d punched on Rexophone
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An acquaintance in Germany just sent me a small selection of copyright stamps from there.
German copyright stamps
German copyright stamps
The Orpheus Verlag and the A.E. Fischer are new to catalogue.
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J. Albery & Son Pty Ltd continued.

From the 1950s, the proliferation of multi-track LPs gave rise to many variations (and often higher values over 4d) in the required value of the copyright stamps. Alberts resorted to manually revaluing old stock, often in green pen.

Set 426, rouletted set 420 revalued.
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'1/' on 3¾d to give 1s 3¾d
'1/' on 3¾d to give 1s 3¾d
Set 436A, perf 11 set 430A (unsurfaced) revalued. This set has many values so far catalogued, and no doubt more odd values exist yet to be recorded. Only a representative sample is shown here.
Part 1, values to 1s.
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J. Albery & Son Pty Ltd continued.
Set 436A, perf 11 set 430A (unsurfaced) revalued.
Part 2, values over 1s.
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Set 436B, perf 11 Set 430B (chalk surfaced) revalued.
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Set 436C, perf 11 overprinted set 435A revalued.
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J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd continued.

The distinctive green & black issues for records sold in New Zealand, 1950-55.

Set 500 (Typeset) and 503 (Typewritten), roulette 9¾.
Unvalued
Unvalued
1⅜d typeset
1⅜d typeset
½d
½d
1d
1d
1½d
1½d
2⅛d
2⅛d
2⅜d
2⅜d
2½d
2½d
2¾d
2¾d
3¼d
3¼d
3⅜d
3⅜d
3¾d
3¾d
4⅜d
4⅜d
5d
5d
5⅝d
5⅝d
6¾d
6¾d
1s 1d
1s 1d
1s 4d
1s 4d
These have been listed in the Kiwi Catalogue and Handbook of New Zealand Revenue & Railway Stamps for several editions now. Other values than those illustrated above are known.
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I have found a new favourite copyright royalty stamp from Australia.

A.J. (Alfred John) Jarvis was a composer and music publisher/publicist active in the 1920s in Adelaide.
Until recently the stamp shown below in close-up, and on exhibit page, was the sole recorded emission from him.
It is itself unsual in that it has the name of the copyrighted song as part of the stamp design, as well as having manuscript initials for the man himself, presumably done by hand stamp by stamp.
Alfred Jarvis type 1 c.1923
Alfred Jarvis type 1 c.1923
Alfred Jarvis type 1 exhibit page
Alfred Jarvis type 1 exhibit page
A recent purchase included this second Jarvis stamp. The "A. John Jarvis" was the name he used for his short-lived company, incorporated in December 1929, but liquidated in March the following year. That could explain why it has taken me over 30 years to come across this example. I really like the design of Pan playing his pipes.
Alfred Jarvis new type 2 1929-30?
Alfred Jarvis new type 2 1929-30?
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