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SCEPTER
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1963-1972

Labels

BF 58 - 1963
to
BF 123 - 1965
JK 1231 - 1966
to
JK 4865 - 1972
JK 2027 - 1968
JK 2320 - 1968
US Scepter records started out as Tiara Records established in 1959 by a then “unsuspecting” housewife Florence Greenberg. The label operated out of the famous “Brill Building” in New York with a talent roster comprising of The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, B. J. Thomas among others and Hal David & Burt Bacharach as staff songwriters and producers.
Scepter in Australia didn’t see the light of day until 1966 after Festival acquired the distribution rights. Prior to that Scepter material popped up on various labels such as HMV, Top Rank and Philips where the Scepter name gained prominence with “Recording Scepter” under the Philips logo (see above). Festival lost the rights when the US label was sold, then went briefly to Astor with a yellowish multicolour design, then discontinued when the label folded in 1976.
Scepter also had offshoot labels, Wand & Roadshow, both issued by Astor at sometime.
JK 3334 - 1969
JK 4585 - 1972
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
BF 58 - 1963
to
.
Distributed by Philips Electrical Industries
Pty. Ltd.
 Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 2
.
to
BF 123 - 1965
Distributed in Australia by 
Philips Electrical Industries Pty. Limited
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
JK 1231 - 1966
to
JK 1288 - 1966
Festival
Spin
Leedon
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Ampar
Scepter
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 4
JK 1305 - 1966
to
JK 1367 - 1966
Command
Ampar
Scepter
Dot
Atlantic
Coral
Dot
World Pacific
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Festival
Kommotion
Leedon
A.T.A.
Clarion
Spin
Sunshine
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 5
JK 1412 - 1966
to
JK 1595 - 166
Command
Ampar
Scepter
Dot
Atlantic
Coral
World Pacific
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Monument
A&M
Festival
Kommotion
Leedon
A.T.A.
Clarion
Spin
Sunshine
Downunder
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
JK 1614 - 1966
to
JK 1788 - 1967
A&M
Ampar
Atlantic
Command
Coral
Dot
20th Century Fox
Impulse
Monument
Scepter
Festival
A.T.A.
Clarion
Leedon
L.H.I.
Project 3
Spin
Stax
Sunshine
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
JK 1856 - 1967
to
.
A&M
Ampar
A.T.A.
Atlantic
Calendar
Clarion
Command
Coral
Dot
Festival
Impulse
Imperial
Leedon
L.H.I.
Liberty
Monument
Project 3
Scepter
Spin
Sunshine
United Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
1968
to
1970
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 9
1970
to
.
   Cut straight/cut corners  Inside glued  
No 10
.
to
JK 4865 - 1972
   Cut straight/cut corners  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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45 Discography for Scepter Records from Global Dog Productions
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