Helpful Resources

The following list features a variety of resources to help you with your record list:

From our Network

  • WikiDisc – Collaborative Discographies (login/passw -78rpmuser/78rpmuser)
  • Wikidisc is a research tool and on-going project of the 78rpm Collectors Community. The index currently lists 90,019, 78rpms (as of 04/20/17)
    Wikidisc is managed collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who update, add and modify database indexes on this site. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to this database, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. Wikidisc allows you to EDIT, UPDATE and MODIFY as well as SEARCH any discography entry in an index as well as ADD entries if they are missing or have been excluded from the growing list of databases of 78rpm records. Wikidisc features a vast inventory of 78rpm and early Lp recordings from major European and American labels including HMV, Pre-HMV, Columbia, Decca and Victor, to name but a few…

  • 78rpm Record Valuation Database
  • A growing database of 78rpm valuations of 78rpm labels and performers

  • Gramophone Shop Supplements 1938-’52
  • An online collection of Supplements ranging from 1938 to 1952 featuring thousands of 78rpm entries, details and reviews

  • Columbia Masterworks Discography
  • The Columbia Masterworks 78rpm Album Discography is an initiative of the 78rpm Collectors’ Community. The 78rpm Collectors’ Community is a social network and research centre for collectors of 78rpms recordings, phonographs, memorabilia, recording machines and the history of the 78 rpm recording era. The discography lists all Columbia Masterwork 78rpm Albums in order of issue from M-1 to M-1100 as well as includes the X, OP and S series. It lists all albums in sequence according to issue number. It also includes an outline of the D and J Canadian Columbia Masterworks series.

  • 78rpm Record Search
  • The 78rpm Record Search engine is a free research project that indexes over 100,000 classical and popular related 78rpms from major recording companies of the 78rpm era. It’s an initiative of the 78rpm Collectors’ Community. The 78rpm Collectors’ Community is a social network and research centre for collectors of 78rpms recordings, phonographs, memorabilia, recording machines and the history of the 78 rpm recording era. Currently, the index contains the details of 78rpms for the following series:
    CLASSICAL
    – H.M.V. ‘DB’ Series
    – H.M.V. ‘D’ Series
    – H.M.V. ‘DA’ Series
    – H.M.V. ‘C’ Series
    – H.M.V. ‘E’ Series
    – The Gramophone Co. (HMV) Single Sided
    – Parlophone ‘E’ Series
    – Parlophone / Odeon ‘R’ Series
    – English ‘Celebrity’ ‘L’ Series
    – English ‘Celebrity’ ‘LX’ Series
    – ‘Society’ Issues – (Columbia ROX, )
    – Victor ‘M’, ‘AM’ and ‘DM’ Series
    – Columbia Masterworks ‘X’ Series
    – Columbia Masterworks ‘OP’ Series
    – Columbia Masterworks ‘S’ Series
    – Columbia – Canadian ‘D’ Series
    – Columbia – Canadian ‘J’ Series
    – Columbia ‘C’ (Popular) Series
    POPULAR
    – ‘Popular’ 10inch 78rpms (65,500, 78rpms – Mostly Victor/ HMV/ Columbia/ Decca/ Parlophone 10inch)
    Rex (All 78rpms from this label – 8001 onwards…)

  • Parlophone Wiki
  • Complete HMV, ‘DB Series’ Index