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Revised 6/4/11

PARLOPHONE
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1957-1988

Labels

OMSP series 1957
A 7953 - 1957
to
A 8011 - 1960
A 8010 - 1959
to
A 8018 - 1960
A 8019 - 1960
to
A 8028 - 1960
Parlophone Records go way back to 1911 in Germany being manufactured by Carl Lindstrom, hence the trade mark of the pound sign "£" which in fact is a German "L" which stood for Lindstrom.
As far as Australian 45ís are concerned, like the other two house labels in the EMI stable, records started appearing around the same time. Record labels and covers followed the same pattern.
Parlophone was mainly reserved for jazz, sacred and comedy records similar to that of its English counterpart. In 1962, the signing of The Beatles who turned an unfashionable label into one of the top labels.
A 8030 - 1960
to
A 8093 - 1963
A 8093 - 1963
A 8094 - 1963
to
A 10212 - 1973
.
to
A 10421 - 1974
Boxed A
Albert Productions
Albert Productions
Page One Records
A 8157 - 1965
This symbol denotes an Australian composition and recording
A 8166 - 1965
to
.
.
to
A 9057 - 1970
A 8207 - 1966
to
.
A 115 - 1979
to
.
.
to
A 157 - 1979
A 2188 - 1988
to
.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
OMSP series 1957
A 7953 - 1957
to
A 8018 - 1960

 
4 stripes at the top
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
A 8018 - 1960
5 stripes at the top
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
A 8020 - late 1960
to
A 8093 - sep 1963
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 4
A 8094 - late 1963
to
.
"REV" can
No bottom stripe
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
1965
"REV" can
Bottom stripe
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
1965
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
No bottom stripe
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
A 8293 - 1968
Use "CLENDISC"
Bottom stripe
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 a
A 8301 - 1968
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 b
.
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 c
.
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 d
.
to
.
Shiny paper
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
.
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9 x
.
to
1969
Colour has turned pink where sleeve was glued.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10
1969
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners   Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
1973
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 8
1973
to
A 10421 - 1974
....
For sleeve details
(different types)
see EMI Records
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
A 115 - 1979
to
A 157 - 1979
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Later issues
No 9
1988
to
.
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see EMI Records
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Parlophone Records from Global Dog Productions
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