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Revised 1/3/18

POLYDOR
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1990

Labels

Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon Gesellschaft
(Great Britain) Ltd.

Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon Gesellschaft
(Great Britain) Ltd.

Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon
(Great Britain) Ltd.

Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon
(Great Britain) Ltd.

66000 series - 1958
to
NH 66999 - 1962

Occasionally

52000 series - 1962
to
NH 52317 - 1964

NH 52341 - 1964
to
1965

From 1960 to 1965 there were also NH 23000, NH 24000 and NH 59000 series

Polydor Records was originally an independent branch of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. Its name was first used as an export label in 1924. Polydor became a popular music label in 1946 while the famously yellow Deutsche Grammophon seal became a classical music label.
In the early 1970s, the main source of income for the label was probably the enormously successful UK band Slade. Later, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the label was also home to The Jam. Though Polydor's American branch is defunct, in the United Kingdom Polydor continues to sign chart-topping acts.

 

56000 series - 1965
to
56381 - 1970

1970
to
1973

1973
to
1975

1975
to
1980

From 1970 and on Polydor uses many different number series. 
These are the main series: 

2001 001 - 1970
to 
2001 999 - 1981

2058 000 - 1970
to 
2058 999 - 1978

2059 001 - 1978
to 
.

2066 001 - 1970
to 
2066 992 - 1978

POSP (00)1 - 1978
to 
POSP 681 - 1983

 

1975
Occasionally

1978
to
1988

1980
Occasionally

1981
to
1982

 

1982
to
1984

1988
to
1990

STEP 1 - 1979
to
STEP 8 - 1979
Special disco series

Reissues
1971

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Sleeves

Range

Front

Back

Details

No 1

1958
to
1964


. Ref 51

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 2

1964
to
.

Waxy paper

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 3

1967
to
.

Matt paper

. Ref 51A

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 4

.
to
1970

Waxy paper

 

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 5

1970
to
.

Matt paper

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 6

.
to
.

Matt paper

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 7

.
to
1981

Waxy paper

. Ref 51B

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 8

1982
to
.

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 9

Late 1980s

13/14 Saint George Street

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

2058 972 - 1978

 

 

 

 

Steppin' out - 1979

S 1

STEP 1 - 1979
to
STEP 8 - 1979


 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

Reissues

R 1

Action Replay
1971

 

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans 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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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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