45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 4/9/13

RCA (VICTOR)
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1957-1980

Labels

Tri-centre

Tri-centre

Tri-centre

Round centre

RCA 1001 - may 1957
to
.

RCA 1004 - may 1957
to
RCA 1060 - may 1958

RCA 1061 - may 1958
to
RCA 1170 - feb 1960

RCA 1171 - feb 1960
to
RCA 1319 -  nov 1962

In 1929, Radio Corporation of America (RCA) purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, then the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs (including the famous "Victrola") and phonograph records (in British English, "gramophone records"). The company then became RCA-Victor. With Victor, RCA acquired New World rights to the famous Nipper trademark. 
In Britain in 1931, RCA's British branch, the Gramophone Company (HMV), merged with Parlophone and Columbia to form Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI).  RCA sold its shares in the new company in 1935, but its products continued to appear on the HMV label in the UK until 1957, when RCA launched its own label.

 

45 triangle at the bottom

45 triangle removed

45 triangle at the right

RCA 1320 - nov 1962
to
RCA 1402 - jun 1964

RCA 1383 - 1964
to
RCA 1411 - 1964
Occasionally
Record above is a reissue

RCA 1403 - jun 1964
to
RCA 1788 - jan  1969
1789/1790 not issued

 

Reg Marca(s) Registrada(s)

Reg Marca(s) Registrada(s) used by..

Reg Marca(s) Registrada(s) used by..

RCA 1791 - feb 1969
to
RCA 1923 - 1970

RCA 1930 - 1970
to
RCA 2772 - 1976

PB 0557 - 1977
PB 5001 - 1977
PB 9026  1977
to

In 1974, when RCA series was still running, two new series start: APBO 0000 and LPBO 0000. Both series ends that same year. In 1976 the RCA series ends, and three PB series took over, all running into the 1980s.

 

 RCA 1918 - 1969
Stereo

RCA 1954 - 1970
Stereo info in centre

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..

Maximillion Series
Reissues

Blue Elvis

From 1979

 2104 - 1971
to
9353 - 1979
(Shared with main series)

Special label
for Elvis Presley
Reissues

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Sleeves

Range

Front

Back

Details

No 1

1001  - may 1957
to 
.

Small centre

. Ref 55E

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 2 a

.
to 
.

Normal paper
Large centre

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 2 b

.
to 
.

Thick card
Large centre

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 3

.
to
1125 - jun 1959

 Large centre

. Ref 55D

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 4

1126 - jun 1959
to
1167 - jan 1960

Dull red on buff

Front

. Ref 55F

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 5

1159 - dec 1959
to
.

Rectangle over circle
Thick "A" - thin "5"
Small "Made in England"
All lines under circle

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 Dark shades

No 6

-
to
1217 - dec 1960

Rectangle under circle
Thin "A" - thick "5"
Large "Made in England"
Two lines under circle

 

 Curved top 

 Inside glued 

 Lighter shades

No 7

1218 - dec 1960
to
.

Dull brownish red

Front

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 8

.
to
.

Brownish red

Front

. Ref 55C

 Cut straight

 Inside glued

 

No 9

.
to
.

Pale brownish red

Front

 

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 10

.
to
.

Reddish purple
Colour very light sensitive

Front

 

 Curved top - high top

 Inside glued

 

No 11

.
to
.

Dull red/off white
Front

 

 Slightly curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 12

.
to
1777 - 1968

Dull red/off white
Front

 

 Wavy top - type 1

 Glued left/right

 

No 13

1778 - 1969
to
.

Small logo

No advertisement

 

 Wavy top - type 1

 Glued left/right

 

No 14

.
to
.

Large logo

No advertisement

 

 Wavy top - type 1

 Glued left/right

 

No 15

.
to
.

Small logo

Advertisement

 

 Wavy top - type 2

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 16

Late 1970
to
.

Large logo - redesigned

Used for a brief period. Posters from the Val Guest film 'Tomorrow'
released in august 1970.

 

 Wavy top - type 2

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 17

.
to
.

Large logo

Advertisement

 

 Wavy top - type 2

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 18

.
to
mid 1975

Large logo

Advertisement

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 19

mid 1975
to
2730 - 1977

62 Oxford Street
London W1N 0AN

. Ref 55

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 20 a

1977
to
.

Light grey
Curved notch

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 20 b

.
to
.

Yellowish light grey
Curved notch

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 20 c

.
to
.

Grey
Curved notch

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 21

.
to
1979

Light grey
Wide notch

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 22

PB-series from 1979

 

 

 Wavy top 

 Glued left/right

 

No 23

.

 

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 24

.

Curved notch

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 25

.

Wide notch

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

Reissues - Maximillion series

R 1

1971
to
.

 

 Wavy top - type 2

 Glued bottom/right 

 

R 2

.
to
 1975

 

 Wavy top - type 2

 Glued bottom/right 

 

R 3

1975
to
1979

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

Reissues - Golden Oldies

R 4

1979
to
.

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

 

 

 

 

Special sleeves

S 1

1974
PB 1596
.

Special sleeve for Waylons fan club

 

 

 

 

Demo sleeves

D 1

Sleeve
used for demo records

 

 

 Cut straight

 Glued left/right

 

D 2

Sleeve
used for demo records

 

 

 Cut straight

 Glued bottom/right

 

D 3

Sleeve
used for demo records
1980-1981

 

 

 Slightly curved top

 Glued left/right

 

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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Alan White, Doncaster, 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 John Villanova, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to Big Boppa Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Ade Macrow, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Mark Knowles, Malvern, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Rodney Houghton, West Drayton, England  for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for RCA Records from Global Dog Productions
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