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Revised 22/8/13

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UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1953-1967

Labels

Gold on mauve
No centre

Gold on mauve
Push-out centre

Gold on mauve
Push-out centre

"Jigsaw" centre

7M 101 - 1953
to
 7M 151 - 1953

7M 152 - 1953
to
7M 426 - jul 1956

POP 239 - 1956
to
 POP 385 - 1957

POP 239 - aug 1956
to
POP 370 - jun - 1957

"Jigsaw" centres: The dies for these were used from (approximately) August 1956 to June 1957, fairly randomly. A few re-pressings of earlier records will be found with these centres. Incidentally these centres were used, to a lesser degree, throughout the EMI range (Columbia, Capitol, Parlophone & MGM).

 

Silver on mauve

Silver on blue

Silver on black 
No text in center

Silver on black 
Text in center

POP 386 - 1957
to
POP 493 - 1958

POP 494 - 1958
to
POP 1099 - 1962

POP 1105  - 1962
to
POP 1260 - feb 1964

POP 1262 - feb 1964
to 
POP 1617 - 1967
Label Discontinued

 

"Golden Greats" series
Reissues

Export
issue ?

POP 2001 - june 1980
to 
POP 2022 - june 1980

JO 486
Issued as POP 615 in 1959

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Sleeves

Range

Front

Back

Details

No 1

7M 102- 1953
to
.

"Made and printed in England" - rubber stamped.

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 2

.
to
.

"Made in England"

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 3

.
to
7M 426 - 1956

Optional centre info
Red print

"Made and printed in England"

 

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 4

.
to
.

Optional centre info
Blue print

No "Made and printed in England", but some sleeves were rubber stamped.

 

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 5

.
to
7M 426 - 1956

Optional centre info
Blue print

No "Made and printed in England" - as above

 

 Cut straight

 Glued left/right

 

No 6

POP 239 - 1956
to
.

Optional centre info
Black print

Made and printed in England

 

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 7

.
to
.

Poor paper

Optional centre info
Dark red print

Text on back only

 

 Cut straight 

 Inside glued 

 

No 8

.
to
.

Better paper

Optional centre info

Text on front only

 

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 9

.
to
POP 370 - 1957

No optional centre info

. Ref 29F

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 10

POP 371 - aug 1957
to
POP 379 - aug 1957

No rectangles

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 11

.
to
.

Rectangles added

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 12

.
to
POP 749 - 1960

Rectangles added

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 13

.
to
.

Rectangles added

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 POP 590 - 1959

No 14

.
to
POP 749 - 1960

Rectangles added

. Ref 29A

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 POP 670 - 1959

No 15

POP 750 - 1960
to
.

. Ref 29C

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 16

.
to
POP 937 - 1961

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 17

POP 963 - 1961
to
POP 1088 - 1962

.Ref 29B

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 18

POP 1089 - 1962
to
.

White field 44 mm wide

Use Emitex

Small "Present"

Correct print
"Industries"

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 6'- to 50'- tokens

No 19

.
to
.

White field 44 mm wide

Small "Use"

Small "Present"

Printing error
"Instruments"

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 6'- to 50'- tokens

No 20

.
to
.

White field 47.5 mm wide

Small "Use"

Large "Present"

Printing error
"Instruments"

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 6'- to 50'- tokens

No 21

.
to
.

White field 47.5 mm wide

Small "Use"

Large "Present"

The printing error
overprinted

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 6'- to 50'- tokens

No 22

.
to
.

White field 47.5 mm wide

Small "Use"

Large "Present"

Correct print
"Industries"

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 6'- to 50'- tokens

No 23

.
to
1964

Large "Use"

Small "Present"

Textblock reduced
Text wrapped around hole

 

 Wavy top

 Inside glued

 6'- to 50'- tokens

1964 - EMI logo added

No 24

1964
to
.

Use the new EMITEX

Large "Present"
6'- to 50'- tokens

Large block - 6 lines

. Ref 29E

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 25

.
to
1965

Use the new EMITEX

Small "Present"
6'- to 50'- tokens

Small block - 8 lines

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 26

1965
to
.

6'- to 50'- tokens

 

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 27

1965
to
.

6'- to 50'- tokens

Miners Make Up Ltd.

 

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 28

.
to
1966

6'- to 50'- tokens

Write for free sample...
Miners Make Up Ltd.

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 29

1966
to
.

7'3- to 50'- tokens

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 30

.
to
1967

7'3- to 50'- tokens

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 31

1967
to
.

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 32

.
to
POP 1617 - 1967

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

Reissues 1980

R 1

POP 2001 - 1980
to
POP 2022 - 1980

G 556

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

R 2

.
to
.

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

R 3

.
to
.

Obviously a reissues sleeve of 1960ís records but year unknown at present

 

 

 

 

 

Demo sleeve


 

D 1

Sleeve
used for demo records
1956/1957

 

 

 

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

EP sleeve

EP 1

1954
to
.

 

 Cut straight

 Glued left/right

 

EP 2

.
to
1955

 

 Cut straight

 Glued left/right

 

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Contact for corrections
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Label info by Geoff Oddy, England
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Thanks to Alan White, Doncaster, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for HMV Records from Global Dog Productions
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