Thanks to Peter Bastine from Hamburg, European expert in picture discs, I can offer you a small discography of Illustra Records all worth to collect.
= Louis Davids (Persil) - A-side : "Wat een meisje weten moet" = B-side : 20 different German titles by other artists or unknown. There are diferent pictures on the A-side: child picture : "Mijn Mammie wascht alles met Persil" or farmer's family picture : "Ringel, reie, rozenkrans, voor Persil een rondedans" B-side : all has same picture of housewives
= Illustra Record (Vatican) with paper sleeve = Boticelli painting from Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy Another Louis Davids' Illustra Record: 't Is Prima - a Primagaz commercial.
= Shell (oil company)
= Gitanes (cigarettes)
= Ducretet (radios)
= Byrrh (drinks)
= Citroën (cars)
and a few records with thick cardboard layers :
= Primagaz (gaz) (" 't is Prima" by Louis Davids)
= Ford (cars) ("Mijn Nieuwe Ford V8")
= ZHB Bieren (beer) (ZHB Pilsener, Den Haag; by Lou Bandy).The reverse of the 't Is Prima commercial
Thanks Dirk and Peter for sharing these great picture discs with us.
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