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Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 pm EDT
at Centennial College, Progress Campus, Room E2-12 (click for directions)
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Antique Phonograph News
Spring 2023

 Virtual Meeting Reports for Jan and Feb 2023 by Brooks & Dicecco
 Ephemera Show & Tell: CAPS Nov 2022 Meeting by Steve O'Neill
 Vinyl records outsell CDs for the first time since 1987 by Kaitlyn Radde
 The End of the Line for Edison Cylinders by Rick Elinson
 Inspiring the Zoomer Generation with a Phonograph by Wyatt Markus
 Historical Colourized Photos by Mark Caruana-Dingli
 Mystery Recordings Heard For The First Time by Jennifer Vanasco
 Auction Highlights for Jan and Feb 2023 by Colvin and Brooks

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Canadian Antique Phonograph Project
The Canadian Columbia 16000-D Series
© 2011 Jack Litchfield

Pressed in Canada from imported masters, the series was issued from 1925 through the early 1930s. Some 96 issues are known.

Free download

The Canadian Victor 216000 Series:
Estimating the Recording Dates

© 2012 Jack Litchfield

From 1917 to 1942, 599 records of popular music were issued in Canada with serial numbers from 216001 to 216611. The label name began as "His Master's Voice" and "His Master's Voice" Victor, and changed to Victor and RCA Victor. Many Canadian artists were recorded in this series. With such a treasure trove of important Canadian records, knowing the recording dates would be of great assistance to researchers (and music lovers). Alas, the recording ledgers disappeared many years ago. However, there is a method by which the recording dates can be estimated. This article presents such a method.

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Music (Makes The World Go 'Round)
Dance Bands
From Canada


© 2000 Canadian Antique Phonograph Society

"This CD focuses on dance bands from the 1920s, the fabled "Jazz Age", and presents a cross section of sides by Canadians playing here and abroad. The music spans the complete spectrum from straight dance music to some peppy sides to some quite hot tracks."

--- from the booklet notes

Purchase from CAPS for $15.00 CAD postpaid
Original content © Canadian Antique Phonograph Society since June 6, 1996 Contact: Mike Bryan