Columbia

Columbia

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Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound. Founded in January 1889 in Washington DC as the Columbia Phonograph Co. by Edward D. Easton, the company first sold phonograph cylinders and later disc records.

It opened a British operation shortly afterwards. This was sold in 1922 to its own management, and then the independent Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. itself purchased its almost bankrupt former parent in 1925. This was then merged with The Gramophone Co. Ltd., which had been set up in the UK in 1896. This company was incorporated as Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI) in 1931. US anti-trust laws forced the UK company to divest itself of its US operations that year.

The label was introduced in Japan in 1931 by the Nippon Phonograph Co. (also known as Nipponophone Co. Ltd.) which was a subsidiary of Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. In 1935 EMI sold its stake in Nipponophone, but Nipponophone kept ownership of the Columbia brand for Japan. After World War II, the label became part of Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.

For the next few decades the Columbia imprint (trademark) was exclusively owned by Columbia Graphophone Co. Ltd., outside North America, Japan, and Spain, where the rights were owned by a company unrelated to Electric & Musical Industries Ltd., Discos Columbia, S.A. (it was eventually sold to BMG Spain through RCA). In the US and Canada, Columbia was owned by CBS Inc.

In 1965, Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. is merged into The Gramophone Co. Ltd., with the rights to the Columbia trademark subsequently being reassigned to that company. In January 1973, The Gramophone Co. Ltd. begins phasing out some of its domestic labels (Parlophone, Regal Zonophone etc.) including Columbia, in favour of the newly established EMI label, and subsequently no longer using the label for releasing pop or rock acts in much of the world (although it remained in use in parts of Asia and for non-pop releases).

On October 15, 1990, EMI Records Ltd. (successor of The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) officially sells its international rights to the Columbia trademark to Sony Corporation. In Spain, Sony managed to acquire the rights from BMG on August 5, 2004 when Sony BMG Music Entertainment was founded. However, since the trademark was not owned by an EMI affiliate in Japan, Sony was not able to acquire it for that market. This is why Sony can't use the Columbia brand in Japan, where the label was operated by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. until October 1, 2002, when the name was changed to Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc. On October 1, 2010, the name was changed back to Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.

WARNING: Codes with the following prefixes should not be entered as catalogue number: XSS, ZSS, AL, BL. These codes are matrix numbers unique for each side of a vinyl release and should be entered in the Barcode and Other Identifiers section. The actual catalogue number is usually printed above the matrix number.

European releases in the 1980's until the late 1990's often had supplementary numbers printed on the release in the following format:
xx-xxxxxx-xx (e.g.: 01-497424-10 in addition to short catalogue number 497424). These are not distribution codes or catalogue numbers but were added by the Dutch CBS, Haarlem/ Sony/CBS, Haarlem plants and are commonly known as Computer Numbers. Do not add them as catalogue numbers.

Label code: LC 00162.
Has the Spanish series Espectacular (3)

French Columbia shellack codes, sizes, labels colours, price codes (1951):
BF - 25 cm (10") - brown label (price code Medium)
BFX - 30 cm (12") - brown label (price code Medium)
DF - 25 cm (10") - black label (price code Standard)
DFX - 30 cm (12") - black label (price code Standard)
GF - 25 cm (10") - green label (price code Artistique)
GFX - 30 cm (12") - green label (price code Artistique)
LF - 25 cm (12") - blue label (price code Artistique)
LFX - 30 cm (12") - blue label (price code Artistique)
RFX - 30 cm (12") - red label (price code Medium)
9000 to 11672 - 30 cm (12") - black label (price code Standard)
Sublabels
2 On 1 Country, 2 Αυθεντικά Album Σε 1 CD, A Hot Jazz Classic, Adventures In Sound, American Hit Jazz, Animex 1200, Animex Special Selection, Archives Series, Artistnews, Auravision, Aware Records, British Jazz Reissue Series, C2Records, Canciones Infantiles, Chansons De Paris, Chaos Recordings, Chess Series, Collection Or (2), Columbia / Melodiya, Columbia Children's Record Library, Columbia Entré, Columbia Hall Of Fame, Columbia Jazz, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces, Columbia Limited Edition, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Music Video, Columbia Odyssey, Columbia Performance Series, Columbia Plakları, Columbia Studios, Columbia Video, Contemporary Masters Series, Continental (4), Dance Date, Das Kantatenwerk (2), Date, Dichtung & Jazz, Dig Deep Columbia, Double Collection Or, Duke 100 Years, Édith Piaf, Educational Series (2), Egyptian Records, Elementary School Series, Entré, Exclusive Artist, Forever Soul, Fra Revyens Guldalder, Gemini (47), Gospel Spirit, Great Recordings Of The Century (4), Great Western Gramophone, Harmonie (3), Harmony (4), Hermanos, Hit Mix, Hot Jazz Classic (4), Hot Jazz Classics, House Party Series, Indie 2000, ITNO Records, Japanese Contemporary Music Series, Jazz Archive Series, Jazz Odyssey Series, Jazz Originals, Jazz Portrait (2), Kidparade, Lakeside Disc Record, Lorimar Records, Manhattan Record, Masterlength Party Series, Masterlength Song Series, Mixed Masters, Modern American Music Series, Music For Gracious Living (2), Music Of Our Time, Neon Gold, O Melhor Da Jovem Guarda, Odyssey, Opera Highlights (2), Piano Moods, Play Time (2), Playtime (4), PLOF, LLC, Radio Luxembourg Hits, Record A View, Recovered (2), Riches Collection, Risky Business, Rock A Mambo, Roulette Series, Rudolph Recommends, Ruffhouse Records, Série Métronome, Slam Jamz, Sonovox Records, Special Archives Series, Special Coin Operator Release, Special Collectors Series, Startime International, Succès De Paris (2), Sucka Free Records, Super Swing Music (2), Swing Music Series, Tappan Zee Records, The Blues, The Entertainment Company Records, The Essential (3), The Fabulous Philadelphia Sound Series, The Great Songs Of Christmas, The Real Deal, This Is Cuba, This Is Jazz, Two Classic Albums From, Two On One (3), World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music
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Contact Info:
USA:
1965-1988: 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A., Phone (212) 445-4321
1988-2016: 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.
from 2016: 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A., Phone (212) 833-8000

UK:
9 Derry Street
Kensington
London W8 5HY
UK
Sites:
[l1866]

Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
2535 Thoughts Of Home Polka  album cover Issler's Orchestra Thoughts Of Home Polka(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 2535 US 1896 Sell This Version
9008 Moonlight On The Lake  album cover Manhansett Quartette Moonlight On The Lake(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 9008 US 1896 Sell This Version
9027 It Don't Seem Like The Same Old Smile  album cover Manhansett Quartette It Don't Seem Like The Same Old Smile(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 9027 US 1896 Sell This Version
10006 Sale Of Household Furniture  album cover W.C. Beckenbaugh Sale Of Household Furniture(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 10006 US 1896 Sell This Version
15025 Dancing On The Housetops  album cover Columbia Orchestra Dancing On The Housetops(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 15025 US 1896 Sell This Version
3830 Rag Time Medley  album cover Vess L. Ossman Rag Time Medley(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 3830 US 1897 Sell This Version
9061 Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?  album cover The Greater New York Quartette Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 9061 US 1897 Sell This Version
5601 Bedouin Love Song  album cover J. W. Myers Bedouin Love Song(Cyl, 2min, Concert) Columbia 5601 US 1898 Sell This Version
14001 Uncle Josh On A Street Car  album cover Stewart* Uncle Josh On A Street Car(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 14001 US 1898 Sell This Version
14002 Uncle Josh Weathersby At The Opera  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh Weathersby At The Opera(Cyl, Concert, Bro) Columbia 14002 US 1898 Sell This Version
14005 Uncle Josh At A Baseball Game  album cover Stewart* Uncle Josh At A Baseball Game(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 14005 US 1898 Sell This Version
15007 Happy Days In Dixie  album cover Orchestra* Happy Days In Dixie(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 15007 US 1898 Sell This Version
3860 Old Folks Home  album cover Vess L. Ossman Old Folks Home(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 3860 US 1899 Sell This Version
3861 Vess L. Ossman A Bunch Of Rags(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 3861 US 1899 Sell This Version
5063 Dan W. Quinn Glorious Beer(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 5063 US 1899 Sell This Version
12501 Monastery Bells  album cover Edward Rubsam Monastery Bells(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 12501 US 1899 Sell This Version
12801 Marching Through Georgia  album cover Columbia Drum, Fife And Bugle Corps Marching Through Georgia(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 12801 US 1899 Sell This Version
15191 Capture Of Santiago  album cover Orchestra* Capture Of Santiago(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 15191 US 1899 Sell This Version
27006 Imitation Of Bagpipes  album cover Charles D'Almaine Imitation Of Bagpipes(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 27006 US 1899 Sell This Version
4281 George J. Gaskin When You Were Sweet Sixteen(Cyl) Columbia 4281 US 1900 Sell This Version
84 Anvil Chorus From "Il Trovatore"  album cover Columbia Band Anvil Chorus From "Il Trovatore"(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 84 US 1901 Sell This Version
184 Moskowski Serenade  album cover Columbia Band Moskowski Serenade(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 184 US 1901 Sell This Version
322 Columbia Phonograph Co. March  album cover Columbia Band Columbia Phonograph Co. March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 322 US 1901 Sell This Version
425 In Shadow Land Waltz  album cover Columbia Band In Shadow Land Waltz(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 425 US 1901 Sell This Version
449 Church Scene From "The Old Homestead"  album cover Vocal Quartette Church Scene From "The Old Homestead"(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 449 US 1901 Sell This Version
504 American National Airs  album cover George Schweinfest American National Airs(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 504 US 1901 Sell This Version
507 Marching Through Georgia  album cover Columbia Band Marching Through Georgia(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 507 US 1901 Sell This Version
592 The Bugler's Dream  album cover Columbia Band The Bugler's Dream(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 592 US 1901 Sell This Version
678 Thunderer March  album cover Columbia Band Thunderer March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 678 US 1901 Sell This Version
31359 "All Hail The Power"  album cover J. W. Myers, Steve Porter (2) J. W. Myers, Steve Porter (2) - "All Hail The Power"(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31359 US 1901 Sell This Version
31577 Steve Porter (2) Carrie Nation In Kansas(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31577 US 1901 Sell This Version
31620 In The Shade Of A Palm  album cover J. W. Myers In The Shade Of A Palm(Cyl, 2min, Concert) Columbia 31620 US 1901 Sell This Version
270 Washington Post March  album cover Orchestra* Washington Post March(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 270 US 1902 Sell This Version
585 Hush! Don't Wake The Baby  album cover George P. Watson Hush! Don't Wake The Baby(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 585 US 1902 Sell This Version
590 Emmett's Lullaby  album cover Unknown Artist Emmett's Lullaby(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 590 US 1902 Sell This Version
644 Minstrels / The Laughing Song  album cover Unknown Artist / George W. Johnson Unknown Artist / George W. Johnson - Minstrels / The Laughing Song(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 644 US 1902 Sell This Version
673 Flower That Bloom In The Spring  album cover Band* Flower That Bloom In The Spring(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 673 US 1902 Sell This Version
707 Lauderbach  album cover George P. Watson Lauderbach(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 707 US 1902 Sell This Version
1140 Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Smith On A Visit To New York  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Smith On A Visit To New York(Shellac, 10") Columbia 1140 US 1902 Sell This Version
31688 Creole Belles  album cover Columbia Orchestra Creole Belles(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31688 US 1902 Sell This Version
31764 Ticklish Reuben  album cover Cal Stewart Ticklish Reuben(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31764 US 1902 Sell This Version
31865 The Cuckoo Song  album cover Harlan And Belmont The Cuckoo Song(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31865 US 1902 Sell This Version
31950 New Colonial March  album cover Band* New Colonial March(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31950 US 1902 Sell This Version
50688 Marche Réglementaires De Tambours Et Clairons  album cover Unknown Artist Marche Réglementaires De Tambours Et Clairons(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 50688 France 1902 Sell This Version
1101 Turkey In The Straw  album cover Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1101 US 1903 Sell This Version
1109-E Jokes Between Interlocutor And End Men  album cover Minstrels (3) Jokes Between Interlocutor And End Men(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1109-E US 1903 Sell This Version
1170 Die Heimath  album cover Emil Münch Die Heimath(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1170 US 1903 Sell This Version
32082 Kitchy Koo  album cover Orchestra* Kitchy Koo(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32082 US 1903 Sell This Version
32150 They Were All Doing The Same  album cover Collins And Harlan They Were All Doing The Same(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32150 US 1903 Sell This Version
32241 Medley Of Plantation Songs  album cover Columbia Quartette Medley Of Plantation Songs(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32241 US 1903 Sell This Version
32274 Dixie Girl  album cover Band* Dixie Girl(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32274 US 1903 Sell This Version
32311 Anona Intermezzo - Two Step  album cover Gilmore's Band Anona Intermezzo - Two Step(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32311 US 1903 Sell This Version
285 America  album cover Columbia Band America(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 285 US 1904 Sell This Version
591 Hi Le Hi Lo  album cover George P. Watson Hi Le Hi Lo 591 US 1904 Sell This Version
1184 Oh That We Two Were Maying  album cover Unknown Artist Oh That We Two Were Maying(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1184 US 1904 Sell This Version
1550 Cumming's Indian Congress At Coney Island  album cover Columbia Orchestra Cumming's Indian Congress At Coney Island(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1550 US 1904 Sell This Version
1704 The Darkies Awakening  album cover Vess L. Ossman The Darkies Awakening(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1704 US 1904 Sell This Version
1721 Navajo  album cover J. W. Myers Navajo(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1721 US 1904 Sell This Version
1772 Polly Prim  album cover Columbia Orchestra Polly Prim(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1772 US 1904 Sell This Version
1785 You're Always Behind Like An Old Cow's Tail  album cover Bob Roberts (9) You're Always Behind Like An Old Cow's Tail(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1785 US 1904 Sell This Version
1792 Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis  album cover Billy Murray Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1792 US 1904 Sell This Version
1835 The Wedding Of Barney And Bedelia  album cover Edward M. Favor The Wedding Of Barney And Bedelia(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1835 US 1904 Sell This Version
1857 Teasing  album cover Billy Murray Teasing(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1857 US 1904 Sell This Version
1869 Pompernickel's Silver Wedding  album cover Len Spencer Pompernickel's Silver Wedding(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1869 US 1904 Sell This Version
1876 A Little Boy Called "Taps"  album cover Byron G. Harlan A Little Boy Called "Taps" 1876 US 1904 Sell This Version
1882 By The Watermelon Vine  album cover Bob Roberts (9) By The Watermelon Vine(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1882 US 1904 Sell This Version
1897 Noisy Bill  album cover Columbia Band Noisy Bill(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1897 US 1904 Sell This Version
5711 Flauto Magico  album cover Señor C. A. Prince* Flauto Magico(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 5711 Spain 1904 Sell This Version
10384 Faust  album cover A. Santini* Faust(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 10384 US 1904 Sell This Version
25733 She Cost Me Seven And Sixpence  album cover W.H. Berry She Cost Me Seven And Sixpence(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 25733 US 1904 Sell This Version
25780 I Shouted Bovril To The Bull  album cover Fred Elton I Shouted Bovril To The Bull(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, Mono) Columbia 25780 US 1904 Sell This Version
32442 Cocoanut Dance  album cover Vess L. Ossman Cocoanut Dance(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32442 US 1904 Sell This Version
32488 Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis  album cover Billy Murray Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32488 US 1904 Sell This Version
32561 Strollin 'Long The Pike  album cover Billy Murray Strollin 'Long The Pike(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32561 US 1904 Sell This Version
27 Schultz's Trip To Chicago  album cover Harry Spencer Schultz's Trip To Chicago(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 27 US 1905 Sell This Version
49 The Birds And The Brook  album cover Columbia Orchestra The Birds And The Brook(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 49 US 1905 Sell This Version
108 Die Wacht Am Rhein  album cover Emil Münch Die Wacht Am Rhein(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 108 US 1905 Sell This Version
185 Bridal Chorus From Lohengrin  album cover Columbia Band Bridal Chorus From Lohengrin(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 185 US 1905 Sell This Version
300 Capparian March  album cover Columbia Band Capparian March(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 300 US 1905 Sell This Version
541 Pilgrim's Chorus From Tannhauser  album cover Columbia Band Pilgrim's Chorus From Tannhauser(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 541 US 1905 Sell This Version
1097 Whistling Mike (Comic Irish)  album cover Whistling Mike Whistling Mike (Comic Irish)(Shellac) Columbia 1097 US 1905 Sell This Version
1673 He Was A Sailor  album cover Collins And Harlan He Was A Sailor(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1673 US 1905 Sell This Version
3044 American Patrol  album cover Chas. P. Lowe* American Patrol(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3044 US 1905 Sell This Version
3162 When All The World Is Young  album cover Claude A. Cunningham When All The World Is Young(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3162 US 1905 Sell This Version
3166 You're The Flower Of My Heart Sweet Adeline  album cover Vocal Quartet* You're The Flower Of My Heart Sweet Adeline(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3166 US 1905 Sell This Version
3174 Nellie Dean  album cover Columbia Quartette Nellie Dean 3174 US 1905 Sell This Version
3182 Farewell, Mister Abner Hemingway  album cover Collins & Harlan* Farewell, Mister Abner Hemingway(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3182 US 1905 Sell This Version
3196 Ev'ry Little Bit Helps  album cover Arthur Collins Ev'ry Little Bit Helps(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3196 US 1905 Sell This Version
3206 Heinie  album cover Len Spencer and Ada Jones Len Spencer and Ada Jones - Heinie(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3206 US 1905 Sell This Version
3219 Moonlight  album cover Columbia Orchestra Moonlight(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3219 US 1905 Sell This Version
3236 Saviour, Lead Me Lest I Stray  album cover Henry Burr Saviour, Lead Me Lest I Stray(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3236 US 1905 Sell This Version
3247 Gypsy Airs = Airs Tziganes = Zigeunerweisen  album cover Miss Jessie Straus* Gypsy Airs = Airs Tziganes = Zigeunerweisen(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3247 US 1905 Sell This Version
3270 One Sweetly Solemn Thought  album cover George Alexander (7) One Sweetly Solemn Thought(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3270 US 1905 Sell This Version
3282 Where The Morning Glories Twine Around The Door  album cover Byron G. Harlan Where The Morning Glories Twine Around The Door 3282 US 1905 Sell This Version
3284 Heidelberg Stein Song  album cover Criterion Male Quartette* Heidelberg Stein Song(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3284 US 1905 Sell This Version
3290 The Whistler And His Dog  album cover Prince's Military Band The Whistler And His Dog(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3290 US 1905 Sell This Version
3310 The Song Birds Are Singing Of You  album cover Albert Campbell (2) The Song Birds Are Singing Of You(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3310 US 1905 Sell This Version
25790 The Bandolero  album cover W. G. Webber (2) The Bandolero(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 25790 UK 1905 Sell This Version
32615 Arthur Collins Abraham(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32615 US 1905 Sell This Version
32622 There's A Dark Man Coming With A Bundle  album cover Arthur Collins There's A Dark Man Coming With A Bundle(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 32622 US 1905 Sell This Version

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darrenst

darrenst

September 24, 2019
United Kingdom "FB" prefix catalogue (1934 on) starts around here (as of September 2019)
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=All&limit=500&page=237
JACOBSAJC

JACOBSAJC

August 7, 2019
edited 3 months ago
Hi Folks, Lookin for the start of all the EP's, ( with 100 showing per page) and only putting rock as reference ! Greetings
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=Rock&limit=100&page=397
LorikeetRecords

LorikeetRecords

July 19, 2019
Pakistani releases (for 500 per page, on 19-07-2019):

All the 7Kxx start here: https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=9
All the EKxx start here: https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=227
chuptapod

chuptapod

June 4, 2019
“CK” prefixes start near the top of this page (as of June 4 2019):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=All&limit=500&page=154

“CL” prefixes start near the top of this page (as of June 4 2019):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=All&limit=500&page=162
darrenst

darrenst

April 20, 2019
United Kingdom "DB" prefix catalogue (1930 on) starts around here (as of April 2019)
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=All&limit=500&page=202
darrenst

darrenst

April 20, 2019
edited 6 months ago
United Kingdom "CB" prefix catalogue (1930 on) starts around here (as of April 2019)
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=146&genre=All&limit=500
I also concur about the sheer daftness of combining the UK and US Columbia catalogues. US Columbia was a totally different label (CBS) in the UK.
chuptapod

chuptapod

February 13, 2019
Hopefully, these references are somewhat helpful to folks.
I realize that the overall positioning will shift a bit from time to time, but these should at least get you close, without having to go through one page at a time!

“A” prefixes start in the middle of this page (as of February 13 2019):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=117

“B” prefixes start about in the middle of this page (as of February 13 2019):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=126

“C” prefixes start about in the middle of this page (as of February 13 2019):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=130
chuptapod

chuptapod

January 10, 2019
EX prefixes start in the middle of this page (as of January 1 2019):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=All&limit=500&page=220
franco.ferrer.923

franco.ferrer.923

December 26, 2018
edited 10 months ago
I think merging the two DIFFERENT Columbia labels was a mistake of the highest order. The European Columbia label was never part of the CBS infrastructure; it had been separated back in 1931 when the Graphophone Company was joined with the other labels to form EMI. I think all the EMI Columbia releases should be kept separate from those of US Columbia. My opinion (and I'm sure the opinion of other people in this website).