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Greetaphone Cards

Please note: This is a discographical catalog - items are NOT available for sale from us

Acknowledgements
The American collector and phonocard specialist  Lyle Boehland  provided the images and company history below . Glenn Grabinsky.

The imprint on the cards identifies them as a product of “Hall Brothers, New York, Kansas City Hallmark Cards”

From Hallmark web site: http://corporate.hallmark.com/Product/Greeting-Cards-Overview

Hallmark’s long history of selling greeting cards began in the early 1900s in Norfolk, Neb., where brothers Joyce, Rollie and William Hall began selling postcards wholesale as the Norfolk Post Card Company. In 1910 at the age of 18, Joyce moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he continued wholesaling postcards from his YMCA room. "Hall Brothers" was formed in 1911 when brother Rollie moved to Kansas City. In 1915, the Halls started producing their own greeting cards as the popularity of postcards waned and they recognized the public’s desire for greater privacy with cards mailed in envelopes. The word “Hallmark” first appeared on the back of a card in 1925. By 1928, the brand name appeared on all the company’s cards.

Joyce C. Hall History:  http://www.emotionscards.com/museum/joycehall.htm

From history of Joyce C. Hall :

"He decided to call the company Hallmark, a play on his name and the word for quality which dated back to the 1300's, where gold and silver were;"marked" for quality at Goldsmith's Hall in London. Coins and other items of high quality received a "Hall mark".  

Discography:

Nr

Interpret

Titel

Komponist/Texter

Design

Bemerkungen

1501

 

For Your Birthday

 

 

 

1502

 

Wedding Congratulations

 

 

Blue. Gold edge

1503

 

My Friend

Edgar A. Guest

 

Black. Silver edge

1504

 

Sweetheart

 

 

Blue. Silver edge

1505

 

 

 

 

 

1506

 

 

 

 

 

1507

 

Memories Of You

 

 

Black. Silver edge

1508

 

 Dearest Mother

 

 

Blue, Silver edge

1509

 

 

 

 

 

1510

 

 You're Shut In

 

 

1511

 

My Wish For Your Birthday

 

 

Black

1512

 

To My Little Friend

 

 

Blue. Silver edge

1513

 

To You Old Folks At Home

 

 

Black. Gold edge

1514

 

 

 

 

 

1515

 

 

 

 

 

1516

 

 

 

 

 

1517

 

 

 

 

 

1518

 

 

 

 

 

1519

 

 

 

 

 

1534

 

Days Of Long Ago

 

 

 Blue. Silver Edge. Colored Design

1555

 

Merry Christmas To You

 

 

 Blue. Silver Edge. Colored Design

1556
1557
1558
1559 From Our House To Your House Blue. Gold Edge. Gray card. Blank back

Greetaphone discs were attached to the cards with one staple. They were provided with a slip of paper to the words of the poem on the record. Some are semi-opaque when held against the light

   

No.1503 "My Friend"  (reverse)                                      No.1503 paper slip

           

No 1504 Sweetheart                                                    No.1504 (reverse)

 

   

No,.1504 (reverse, detail)                                               No.1513

 

   

No.1511                                                                    No.1511 (reverse)

 

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 Last updated: 2014-12-28
 

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