Don't remove and replace that ORIGINAL decal! Here are examples of lids that have been restored.
Deep scratches through decal, lots of missing graphics:
Early Home Lid.......missing sections of decal had to be carefully painted in:
Very late Columbia Graphophone "Q" lid. Decal left
intact, wood repaired, veneer replaced on side - color matched.
Edison Home Lid #1, extensive scratches and missing color
Edison Home Lid #2, extensive scratches, missing color, darkened areas in low grain