Edison Disc 52021 Phil Napoleon Clarinet Marmalade

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Condition is E-. Phil Napoleon and His Orchestra "Clarinet Marmalade" and "Rubber Heels". Matrix numbers are 11595-B-1-2 and 11594-A-1-2.

Most of the Edison Discs we are listing this month will be graded visually, without play grading. Occasionally we may make an mp3 clip of a record using modern equipment. (See below). In the unlikely event a record does not play as graded, you may return it for a refund.

How We Grade 78s

We use the VJM system to grade 78s.




As new and un-played (there are virtually no 78s that can categorically be claimed to be un-played).


Nearly Mint, but has been played. No visible signs of wear or damage.


Plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets.


Still very shiny, near new looking, with no visible signs of wear, but a few inaudible scuffs and scratches.


Still shiny but without the luster of a new record, few light scratches.


V+ is an average condition 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled

Moderate, even wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not intrusive. V-

Quite playable still, but distortion and heavy graying in loud passages. Music remains loud in most passages. Surface noise and scratches well below music level. G+

Gray throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled. Heavy scratches. G

Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise. G-

Music still prominent, but wear and scratch damage extensive. F

Most of music remains audible over surface noise, but listening now uncomfortable. P


* Our current playback setup for Edison Discs is an Audio Technica AT-LP120 turntable with a Stanton 681-EEE cartridge wired for vertical playback, and either a 1.4, 2.0, 2.5, 2.7 or 3.0 mil stylus. The turntable feeds a Stanton 310 preamp, (Flat) which feeds into the computer. MP3 samples are made using Cool Edit Pro, straight in, with no noise reduction or filters. Of course it will sound much better on your Edison machine,

Payment & Shipping

We combine purchases for shipping cost.

Your record will be sandwiched between two or more pieces of double-wall cardboard, then placed in a heavy-duty 78 mailer. Additional protection is provided by 3/4" Expanded Polystyrene Foam. (We do not use peanuts, rolled up newspaper, pizza boxes, or USPS mailers.)

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