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PHILIPS
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1955-1985

Labels

421002 BE - 1955
EP - American recording
422000 PE - 1955
EP - Dutch recording
The first 7'' 45 RPM issues in Australia were EPs only. 
Until 1957, the singles were 78 RPM only.
See advertisement from january 1956 here.
1957
to
1962
Matrix 7XS 140 - 1957
to
Matrix 7XS 2708 - 1962
BF 263242 - 1961
Thick print
BF 270004 - 1961
UK Fontana recording
From 1957 to 1962, Philips used different numbering series. The best way to date the singles is using the matrix numbers.
See the discography sorted by matrix numbers here.
BF 270005 - 1961
to
BF 270011 - 1962
Except 270010 - 1962
US Roulette recordings
BF 270009 - 1962
Distributed by 
Philips
Electrical Industries Pty.
Distributed by 
Philips
Electrical Pty.
Distributed by 
Phonogram
Recordings Pty.
The 270000 series continued with BF numbering.
BF 1 - 1963
to
BF 173 - 1965
BF 182 - 1965
to
.
BF 350 - 1967
to
BF 455 - 1969
270012 (BF 65) - 1962
to
270049 (BF 424) - 1969
The Australian subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Electrical company. The label had been in Australia since the early 1950ís with 78ís on their distinctive blue labels, also releasing the US Columbia catalogue until Coronet took over. Philips issued a wide range of music from popular to serious classical music.
They were also the distributors of Polydor, Roulette, Deutche Grammophon, Heliodor and others.
The 337000 series replaced the 270000 series and continued with BF numbering.
337000 (BF 427) - 1969
to
337033 (BF 475) - 1970
The latest on blue label
Zodiac (NZ)
Recording Mercury
Recording Scepter
BF 317 - 1967
BF 350 - 1967
BF 377 - 1967
BF 378 - 1967
BF 4 - 1963
to
BF 63 - 1963
BF 58 - 1963
to
BF 123 - 1965
BF 456 - 1969
to
BF 483 - 1970
6006 000 series (UK)
6006 022 - 1970
to
1985
6073 600 - 1972
6073 000 series (CAN)
6037 020 - 1972
6037 000 series
6042 346 - 1978
6042 000 series
6000 658 - 1981
Also issued on Mercury with the same record no.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1955
to
.
Back left:
    Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
.
Back left:
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
1957
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1957
to
.
Back
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 5
.
to
Mid 1959
Back
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
Mid 1959
to
1962
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 7
BF 1 - 1962
to
around BF 51 - 1963
Distributed by Philips Electrical Industries
Pty. Ltd.
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 8 a
around BF 51 - 1963
to
.
Distributed in Australia by 
Philips Electrical Industries Pty. Limited
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 b
.
to
BF 173 - 1965
Distributed in Australia by 
Philips Electrical Industries Pty. Limited
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
BF 182 - 1965
to
1967
Distributed in Australia by 
Philips Electrical
Pty. Limited
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10
1967
to
.
Distributed in Australia by 
Phonogram Recordings
Pty. Limited
...
For sleeve details
(different colours/types)
see Phonogram Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
BF 455 - 1969
Distributed in Australia by 
Phonogram Recordings
Pty. Limited
...
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Phonogram Group
....
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 12
BF 456 - 1969
to
1971
...
For sleeve details
(different types/colours)
see Phonogram Group
....
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 13
1971
to
.
Distributed in Australia by 
Phonogram Pty. Limited
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 14
.
to
1976
Distributed in Australia by 
Phonogram Pty. Limited
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 15
1976
to
Late 1978
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 16
Late 1978
to
1983
...
For sleeve details
(different types/colours)
see Phonogram Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 17
Late 1982
to
.
...
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Phonogram Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 18
.
to
1985
...
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Phonogram Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Sleeve used for promotional records

 
D 1
1963
to
1965
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
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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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45 Discography for Philips Records from Global Dog Productions
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