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Revised 10/8/12

RCA
OZ numbering
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1956-1990

Labels
Main designs

Gold logo
Silver logo
"Mark Authorised" on top
"Pty Ltd." on top
10115 - may 1956
to
10215 - 1956
10216 - 1956
to
10355 - 1958
10373 - 1958
to
10734 - 1959
10738 - 1959
to
10770 - 1959
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 1949, when RCA first introduced the 45 rpm record, they issued them on different colors of vinyl to indicate the type of music the record was. While the color coding didn't catch on, the 45's certainly did.
Release announcement from 1956.
Dot on top
"RCA of Australia" on top
Belafonte Enterprises
Smaller logo
10776 - 1959
to
101742 - 1967
101040 - 1961
to
101268 - 1962
26 US Twin Hits issues
101294 - 1962
101755 - 1967
to
101883 - 1969



101875 - oct 1969
to
.
102210 - 1972
to
103007 - 1977
102362 - 1973
Larger gap
RCA recordings


102225 - 1973
to
102514 - 1973
102496 - 1974
to
102959 - 1977
Recordings from other companies
103038 - 1977
to
.
103108 - 1978
to
103261 - 1978
103541 - 1979
to
103747 - 1980
103935 - 1981
to
.
104417 - 1985
to
.
1986
1988
1988
1989
to
1990
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Variations
Triangle centre
Triangle centre
Round centre
10176 - 1956
10177 - 1956
10186 - 1956
Thick triangle centre
Thin triangle centre
Recorded in Australia
(A) Recorded in Australia
10222 - 1957
10274 - jun 1957
101535 - jan 1964
101608 - jun 1965
10269 - aug 1973
Teal Records, South Africa
103261 - 1978
Mushroom Productions
104115 - 1982
Ready Steady Go
104357 - 1985
104358 - 1985
104383 - 1985
Used for tracks from the musical "Chess"
104791 - 1987
Wheatley Records
104970 - 1988
Curb Records
ZB 43045 - 1989
Anxious Records
PB 43479 - 1990
Deconstruction Records
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
1956
to
.
Blue on buff
Glossy finish
Large dots
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 aa
.
to
.
Blue on buff
Matt finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 b
.
to
.
Green on buff
Glossy finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 ba
.
to
Late 1959
Green on buff
Matt finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 c
.
to
.
Red on brown
Glossy finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 d
.
to
.
Red on buff
Glossy finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 da
.
to
.
Red on buff
Matt finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 e
.
to
.
Bright red on buff
Glossy finish
Large dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 a
.
to
.
Blue on buff
Matt finish
Small dots
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 b
.
to
.
Light blue on buff
Matt finish
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 c
.
to
.
Green on buff
Matt finish
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 d
.
to
Late 1959
Red on buff
Matt finish
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 a
Late 1959
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 b
1960
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 c
1960
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 d
.
to
1961
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 e
1961
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 f
.
to
.
Red
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 g
.
to
.
Pale red
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 h
.
to
1969
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1969
to
1971
   Cut straight  Inside glued  1969
No 5 a
101916 - 1971
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 c
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 d
.
to
1971
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
1971
to
1971
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 7 a
1972
to
.
Dark blue/red
   Cut straight  Inside glued  Jun 1973
No 7 b
.
to
.
Blue/red
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 c
.
to
1973
Light blue/pink
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
1972
to
1974
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
1972
to
1973
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10 a
1973
to
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 10 b
.
to
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 11
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 12
.
to
1976
 Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 13
1974
to
1974
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 14 a
1974
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 14 b
.
to
1975
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 15 a
1975
to
.
   Cut straight   Glued bottom/right  
No 15 b
.
to
1975
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 16 a
1977
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 16 b
.
to
1977
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 17 aa
1977
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 17 ab
1977
to
.
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 17 ba
.
to
1979
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 17 bb
1977
to
.
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 18 aa
1978
to
.
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 18 ab
.
to
.
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 18 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 19
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 20 a
.
to
.
Thin paper
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 20 b
.
to
.
Thin paper
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 20 c
.
to
.
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 21 a
.
to
.
Thin cardboard
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 21 b
.
to
1981
Thin cardboard
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 22 a
1981
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 22 b
.
to
1983
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 23
1982
to
1983
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 24
1982
to
1983
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25
1983
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 26
.
to
1984
   Cut straight - white top  Inside glued  
No 27 a
1983
to
.
Black - flat finish
Normal paper - large hole
The red colour is flourescent and will not produce a proper scan. 
The shown colour is close to the original.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 27 b
.
to
.
Intense black - glossy finish
Thin cardboard - large hole
The red colour is flourescent and will not produce a proper scan. 
The shown colour is close to the original.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 28
.
to
1987
Black - small hole
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 29
1987
to
End of vinyl
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
RCA distribution sleeves
Used for non RCA labels only
D 1
1970's
 
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
D 2
1970's
 
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
D 3
1979
to
.
 
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
D 4
.
to
.
 
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
Sleeve for promotion records
P 1
.
to
.
 
   Cut straight   Plastic sleeve - no flap  
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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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Thanks to Gosford Hi-Fi, NSW Central Coast, Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for RCA Records from Global Dog Productions
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