Henri van Veen acetate

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  • This 10 inch record (likely from 1953-54) shows the word “minigr.” (“minigroove”) on the labels. There’s no link with the Philips label apart from the use of that essential word and it’s shown here for its curiosity.

  • It appears Henri van Veen produced one-time acetates for artists (and others interested to make a record), in his studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Some background information can be found in this article (from “De Oud-Rotterdammer”, Dec. 14, 2010, page 19).

  • The labels specifically urge the owner of this record to use a sapphire stylus (so, not a typical 78rpm stylus) and the record needs to be played at 45rpm.