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Manufactured and sold by Radio Corporation Pty Ltd for Esquire Records Pty Ltd

Miller [M] just states that ‘The US label was pressed in both Australia and New Zealand', in the 1950s. The example shown V048 has no indication that it was ‘made in Australia' and thus is probably a USA label. Longwell [L] illustrates twelve Mercury labelsbut with no information. 

The label contained a considerable number of modern vocal items, plus dance and orchestral music and a few jazz items.  

Records in collection:

V048 c4 ESQUIRE MERCURY  Manufactured and sold by Radio Corporation Pty Ltd for Esquire Records Pty Ltd
A1054 (YB10054) LET'S HAVE A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS  (Ross Bagdasarian)
Ross Bagdasarian, vocal, with orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle.
A1054 (YB10053) HEY BROTHER, POUR THE WINE   (Ross Bagdasarian).  Ibid.

V053 c1 ESQUIRE MERCURY   
Manufactured and sold by Radio Corporation Pty Ltd for Esquire Records Pty Ltd
A1058 (4546).  WHITE CHRISTMAS  (Irving Berlin)
Patti Page, vocal, with Jack Rael's Orchestra.
A1058 (4550).  CHRISTMAS BELLS  .  Ibid.
[Record has large chip out opf edge extending some five 'groves' into the playing area].

V057 c3+ ESQUIRE MERCURY   
Manufactured and sold by Radio Corporation Pty Ltd for Esquire Records Pty Ltd
A1149 (YW10471).  I CRIED  (Tesone, Elias)
Patti Page, vocal, with Jack Rael and His Orchestra. Arrangements by Joe Reisman.
A1149 (YW10471).  WHAT A DREAM  (Willis).  Ibid.

V064 c3 ESQUIRE MERCURY 
Manufactured and sold by Radio Corporation Pty Ltd for Esquire Records Pty Ltd.
A-1065 (2847).  CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY  (Bland, Vogel)
Frankie Laine, vocal (with) Harry Geller and His Orchestra. Carl Fischer at the Piano.
A-1065 (3041).  MULE TRAIN  (Heath, Glickman, Lange).  Ibid.

J682 c3+ ESQUIRE MERCURY
A-1068 (3374).  LAZY PIANO MAN (Floyd Bean). Muggsy Spanier and His Orchestra.
A-1068 (3373).  DIXIE FLYER (Walter Melrose). Ibid.

O048 c4 ESQUIRE MERCURY   Manufactured and sold by Radio Corporation Pty Ltd for Esquire Records Pty Ltd.
A1181 (YW11189).  MELODY OF LOVE  (Dillmore, Engelmann).
David Carroll and His Orchestra. Instrumental Hi-Fi Pop.
A1181 (YW11190).  LA GONONDRINA  (Serradell. Arr. David Carroll).  Ibid.