Mechanical Copyright stamps


USA, Music Publisher.

Formed as country music publisher Hill and Range in 1945 by Julian Aberbach, later joined by his brother Jean.  Aberbach obtained the exclusive rights to publish the music of Elvis Presley in 1955.  Stamps were issued for Great Britain and Australia.

Aberbach Type GB1
Date: c1955
Issues: 1
Size: 12mm
Perf: 12
Rarity: RRR
Design: Diamond shape, "Copyright / ABERBACH / (London) / Ltd." below treble clef symbol.
Aberbach Type A1
Date: c1950
Issues: 1
Size: 16 mm.
Perf: 11
Rarity: RRR
Design: Diamond shape, "ABERBACH / (Aust.) Pty. / Limited"
Aberbach Type A2
Date: 1959
Issues: 2
Size: 15.5 mm circle
Perf: 11
Rarity: RR
Design: Two concentric circles, crenellated borders, with space for value in the middle.  The same design was used for some issues of Chappel & Co and Edwin H. Morris & Co.

Gallery Items

One of 6 on back of Viking EP

Note: The images above are those actually used for my publication "Stamps on Music".  They were taken at 600dpi, and at 150% actual size.  This means if this page is printed, the images will come out quite clear.  Each image here is further hyperlinked to the original JPG, which will display quite large on your screen.

All images & text ©Adam Miller 2007