THE Polish, like the Russians, also
loved Christie and produced a few interesting items.
During the hard-line Communist era, they found a novelty
way of making use of discarded tyres .. they made records
out of them!
The records took the form of
postcards, and were manufactured in a variety of colours.
People in Poland could buy them and send them off to
friends, who could then not only read the message on
the postcard, they could flip it over and play it on
Several Polish postcard discs
were made, often combining two big hits on the same
item. In most cases, the artists on each disc belonged
to different recording companies .. this was made possible
because there were no licensing agreements in place
in these countries. In effect, these were bootlegs
of a sort.
There were also single postcard
pressings for Yellow River
and San Bernadino. Each
had a flower pattern on the picture side.
Sound quality is poor - it
sounds like you would expect discarded plastic to sound.
The true worth of the item is in its novelty value.