On 22 November 2021, the UK Official Charts Company reported that 30 logged 167,000 chart sales in the UK in the first half of its opening week, which was larger than the rest of the chart's top 40 combined. After five days of release, the album claimed the biggest opening week of 2021 in the country. With 219,000 chart sales, 30 overtook ABBA's Voyage which opened with 204,000 chart sales earlier that month. It is also the highest opening week for an album by a female artist since Adele's own 25. The album debuted at number one on the Official Albums Chart with 261,000 copies sold, garnering the largest opening week for an album since Ed Sheeran's Divide (2017). Adele also achieved a chart double on the Official Singles Chart that week, with "Easy on Me" at number one, "Oh My God" debuting at number two, and "I Drink Wine" debuting at number four. 30 spent a total of five consecutive weeks atop the Official Albums Chart, tying Olivia Rodrigo's Sour as the longest-running number one album of 2021 on the chart. Ranking as the top album of 2021 in the UK, 30 exceeded 600,000 units in total activity, with 502,000 coming from pure sales (448,000 physical, 53,000 downloads).
30 debuted at number one in Germany, and with "Easy on Me" being at number one on the German Top 100 Singles chart, Adele became the first female artist to occupy the number one slots on the single and album charts thrice there simultaneously. In Ireland, 30 debuted at number one, outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined. 30 debuted at number two in France upon its release with 45,487 copies sold, only behind Orelsan's Civilisation. It later reached the top spot in its fifth week and was certified double platinum in the country less than two months after its release. Debuting at number one in the Netherlands, 30 became the best-selling album of 2021 in the country. It marked Adele's sixth time doing so, and also made her the first artist to have the top-selling album in six different years there. 30 additionally topped the charts in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
30 remained at number one in its second week with 288,000 units earned, including 225,000 pure album sales and 81.33 million on-demand streams, scoring the biggest second-week sales of the year, and the largest second-week total for any album since Drake's Scorpion (2018) moved 335,000 units. Midway through its third week, 30 had sold over a million pure copies in the US, becoming the first 2021 album to reach the milestone and the first overall since Swift's Folklore. In its third chart-topping week, 30 gained 193,000 units, marking the largest third week for any album since Scorpion. It also became the first album to spend its first four weeks at number one since Morgan Wallen's Dangerous: The Double Album in early 2021, and the first by a woman since Folklore did so. The same week, 30 moved 41,000 vinyl LPs, becoming the best-selling vinyl album of 2021. Garnering 212,000 units in its fifth week, 30 achieved the highest fifth-week units for an album since 25, and became the first album of the 2020s to earn over 200,000 units in three separate weeks; Adele reached 39 total weeks atop the Billboard 200, tying Elton John as the British soloist with the most weeks at number one on the chart.[note 1] The album fell to number two in its seventh week with 57,000 units. 30 was certified triple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of three million units in the US.
Their very early banjos and guitars carried a gold decal, but no serial or style (model) number. Still later they carried a serial number but no style number. I believe around 1900 they finally added a style number as well.
Dating Weymann instruments has been hampered by two major problems. Firstly, even though there must have been records kept of production numbers and serial numbers, these do not remain. Secondly, the earliest Weymann catalogue that I have been able to find is c.1924.
Hi Cody, Are there no other numbers on the banjo, on top of the headstock for instance? #207 could be a style number but I just did a google search and that is not a Weymann banjo Style number that comes up. Also it is highly unlikely the banjo would have a style number without a serial number. Out of curiosity is the 207 written in pencil or stamped into the wood? If 207 is a serial number it would date to around 1900. If you send me some photos to my email address email@example.com (also on my Links and Contact page) I maybe able to give you some idea if that date makes sense with the design and tuners etc. Hope to hear from you.
Hi, I received your photos. Thank you. To answer your questions. That gold decal on the back of the headstock stopped being used about 1910. It is not definitive, but it appears that it was about 1900 before Weymann started using serial numbers. So I would date that Mandolin to around 1900 because of that. Certainly before 1910.Regards the resonators, I know in later years it was usual when the instrument was purchased you had an option of buying with or without the resonator. Also you could buy the resonator separately off their catalog after purchase. I see no reason that was not also so case earlier on.I hope this helps. all the best, Charles
Hi Sandy, You may have only looked at the first part of the chart, it continues after a couple of paragraphs. So your serial number is 44097 and your mandolute will date to 1928 plus or minus a year or so. The 60 refers to the style or model number and I do have a catalogue describing that model and I will email to you direct. (btw the 60 style is one of the more detailed and expensive models of the day). Regards Charles.
I have a Style 2 Orchestra model Banjo, #47652. You noted that Weymann Co. farmed out instrument building in the 1930s, but this one looks just like all the mid-late 1920s Orchestra models (I have a 1928 Style 1) with resophonic rim and neck adjusting bar. I was surprised at the serial number as all the 1930s models I have seen on the web look pretty cheaply built.
Hi Jaye, The 18 is the style or model number of the instrument. I have another four style 18 banjo-mandolins registered from around that same time period, 1914-15, but no other years (one is only 2 digits from your serial number). The earliest catalogue I have is ca.1924 and it does not appear in that catalogue. H.A. Weymann and Son seemed to be always bringing out new models and dropping others, but it will be a very well made instrument. All the best, Charles
Hi Terri. The only other Weymann piano I have registered is a baby grand and dated around 1923 from the serial number. Could you please send me photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and see if you can find a serial number on the instrument. Maybe near the label? If it does not have a serial number it may be a piano that was not made by them, they were only the retailer. All the best, Charles
Did you know that there were over 1000 piano manufacturers in America during the turn of the 20th century? Today there is only one of significance; Steinway & Sons. Most American piano factories were located on the eastern seaboard between Washington DC and Boston. There were many tens of thousands of pianos built between 1890 and 1940 and a number of those pianos still survive today in some form.
Pianos also have other numbers printed on them such as part numbers and many other pianos do not have a serial number at all. Many pianos will have a 4, 5 or 6 digit serial number to identify the age of the piano. Using this number, along with the manufacturer, the age of the piano can sometimes be determined. The areas to look for these numbers vary from each company but here are some common places to look along with some photos.
3. Grand piano serial numbers are placed in many areas as the photos show. There are seven examples but your serial number placement could be in yet a different location and may require some searching.
You may have found our website after a fruitless internet search trying to find information on your accordion's brand name. Perhaps you're thinking you have a rare and valuable accordion because you can't find out anything about it - unfortunately, that's probably not the case. In the "Golden Age" of accordion manufacturing in Italy (the mid 1900s), there were literally hundreds of accordion companies and brand names making instruments. Though a handful of them are still in operation, most stopped manufacturing decades ago, and there is little historical information available about these companies. Your accordion may even have a serial number, but in most cases there are no records for tracking these numbers.
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