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Links & Useful Contacts

If you have a collection of 78 rpm discs of operatic artists for sale please feel free to contact The Record Collector for advice and guidance.

The Jussi Björling Society - USA

The Jussi Björling Society USA is offering a 2020 specially discounted membership rate at $15 to readers of The Record Collector.  For discounts on books, CDs and posters, 2 free publications per year, and updates on the next conference, contact www.jussibjorlingsociety.org

City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society

The oldest recorded music society in the world (founded 1919). We promote and publish original research into the history of the industry, the artists and equipment involved. http://www.clpgs.org.uk/

Kempton Park Record Fair (an excellent place to buy 78s, LPs and CDs of great singers)

For details of dates and location please click here

The Federation of Recorded Music Societies (FMRS)


Society for lovers of recorded vocal art

The Recorded Vocal Art Society - The society now has it's own website. Please visit www.rvas.org.uk


Interesting sites for lovers of great singers

www.operanostalgia.be/ Opera Nostalgia: an excellent site with biographies of singers, sound samples, comparative reviews and much else

www.lavoceantica.it/ An amazing site with fascinating chronological and discographical information on Italian and non-Italian singers and Italian opera companies active all around the world during the period 1870-1930. 

http://www.operadis-opera-discography.org.uk/    CLOR: an Indexed Electronic Catalogue listng recordings that are or have been commercially available of "complete" operas. It is a fantastic source for both complete recordings and an individual singer's legacy.

Where you can buy historic 78s of great singers

Larry Holdridge, 54 East Lake Drive, NY 11701-3211. U.S.A. Tel: 631-598-2409.  e-mail: 


Norbeck, Peters & Ford, 59 Congress Street, Saint Albans, VT 05478-1611, USA.  Tel: (802) 524-7673; e-mail:

web site: http://www.norpete.com

David A. Reiss, P.O. Box 2109, Seaford, NY 11783. U.S.A. Tel: 516-798-3381.  e-mail: 


Nauck’s Vintage Records, 22004 Sherrod Lane, Spring, Texas 77389-4539, U.S.A.. Tel: 281-288-7826.

  website: www.78rpm.com

Mike Comber, 12 Manor Park, Watling Street Rd, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8LU, U.K. Tel: 01772 792127

Andreas Schmauder, Phonopassion, Friedrichshof, Im Bohrer 7, 79289 Horben, Germany. Tel: (+49) 761 290 97 78. e-mail: 

website: www.78rpm.org

 Where you can buy transfers to CD of historic records

Marston Records: www.marstonrecords.com


If you have a collection of 78 rpm discs of operatic artists for sale please feel free to contact The Record Collector for advice and guidance.