'DB' Series - Search

The complete DB series indexed here, contains all HMV Red Seal, 'DB' 78rpms; beginning at DB-100 up to and including DB-21627, (which was the last issue in the British/International series) and the last 78rpm published in the DB series. (This index also includes numbers for Denmark, Russia, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and all other countries of issue as well as all known auto-coupling numbers.) [For an overview of the complete series as well as a schematic presentation, see this page]. The index also features a very large sequence of matrix numbers (and published take numbers as well as serial numbers (from 1924 to 1934 approx.). (If you can help with missing matrix numbers - please contribute by contacting us so we can complete the sequence or create an account and update our editable database version of this site here.)

The DB series was initiated by H.M.V. in 1924 and continued production until the mid 1950's, which with the introduction of the Long Play (Lp) record, ended production of the 'DB' 78rpm series.

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Record/Catalog Number(s): (If part of set, list the start no. - (eg. '2126' for '2126-2127'))
Performer(s): (Use abbrev. name only. (eg. 'Caruso', 'Schnabel', 'London Symphony' or 'BBC'))
Serial Numbers: (Only valid for DB 78rpms issued between 1924-1934)
Matrix Numbers:
Recording Date:
Series/Album Identification:
Auto Coupling Numbers:
Alternative Auto Numbers: