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