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DELUXE COMMEMORATIVE 78 RECORD SET – 25th ANNIVERSARY – KAISER WILHELM II’S ASCENSION -THRONE

SKU: 20-217

$1,150.00

This is a fascinating piece of memorabilia. It is a 78 rpm record issued to commemorate Kaiser Wilhelm II’s 25th anniversary of his ascension to Germany’s throne. It comes encased in its own highly-decorated cardboard container, which is still totally intact 95 years after it was released! The record is probably made of glass or wax, rather than the vinyl of the later 20th Century (we are not 100% sure of its composition). Its surface is decorated with a high-relief portrait of Wilhelm II in the center of the album. The following words are printed (again in high-relief) around the album’s edge: “Zur Erinnerung an das Funfundzanzigjährige Regierungs-Jubiläum Seiner Majestat des Kaisers und Königs Wilhelm II – 1888-1913. (In Remembrance of the 25-year-Reign-Jubilee of Our Majesty of Kaisers and Kings Wilhelm 2nd ).” These same words encircle the cover of cardboard container. In the cover’s center is a framed picture of Kaiser Wilhelm II. A Hohenzollern Crown sits high above his portrait, and elaborate curtains swag down from it to drape dramatically on either side of the Kaiser’s picture. A small label below the picture announces “Grammophon-Orchester. M 040749 Jubel – Ouverture von C. M. Weber.” The latter is the music selection on the recording. The box is 12″ in diameter and approximately 1″ high. Someone has taped it together in the past. A removable, protective cardboard liner is still present inside. Another insert, this one made of metal, sits in the case’s lower half to help further protect the fragile recording. The recording’s non-decorative side displays a conventional record label, complete with the graphic of the dog listening to a gramophone. The recording information is again listed: composer, composition, recording number, etc., as well as more salutations to the Kaiser. This is a remarkable piece of Kaiserzeit memorabilia, in extremely good condition!

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This is a fascinating piece of memorabilia. It is a 78 rpm record issued to commemorate Kaiser Wilhelm II’s 25th anniversary of his ascension to Germany’s throne. It comes encased in its own highly-decorated cardboard container, which is still totally intact 95 years after it was released! The record is probably made of glass or wax, rather than the vinyl of the later 20th Century (we are not 100% sure of its composition). Its surface is decorated with a high-relief portrait of Wilhelm II in the center of the album. The following words are printed (again in high-relief) around the album’s edge: “Zur Erinnerung an das Funfundzanzigjährige Regierungs-Jubiläum Seiner Majestat des Kaisers und Königs Wilhelm II – 1888-1913. (In Remembrance of the 25-year-Reign-Jubilee of Our Majesty of Kaisers and Kings Wilhelm 2nd ).” These same words encircle the cover of cardboard container. In the cover’s center is a framed picture of Kaiser Wilhelm II. A Hohenzollern Crown sits high above his portrait, and elaborate curtains swag down from it to drape dramatically on either side of the Kaiser’s picture. A small label below the picture announces “Grammophon-Orchester. M 040749 Jubel – Ouverture von C. M. Weber.” The latter is the music selection on the recording. The box is 12″ in diameter and approximately 1″ high. Someone has taped it together in the past. A removable, protective cardboard liner is still present inside. Another insert, this one made of metal, sits in the case’s lower half to help further protect the fragile recording. The recording’s non-decorative side displays a conventional record label, complete with the graphic of the dog listening to a gramophone. The recording information is again listed: composer, composition, recording number, etc., as well as more salutations to the Kaiser. This is a remarkable piece of Kaiserzeit memorabilia, in extremely good condition!