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UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1953-1967

Labels

Gold on mauve
No centre
Gold on mauve
Push-out centre
Gold on mauve
Push-out centre
"Jigsaw" centre
7M 101 - 1953
to
 7M 151 - 1953
7M 152 - 1953
to
7M 426 - jul 1956
POP 239 - 1956
to
 POP 385 - 1957
POP 239 - aug 1956
to
POP 370 - jun - 1957
"Jigsaw" centres: The dies for these were used from (approximately) August 1956 to June 1957, fairly randomly. A few re-pressings of earlier records will be found with these centres. Incidentally these centres were used, to a lesser degree, throughout the EMI range (Columbia, Capitol, Parlophone & MGM).
Silver on mauve
Silver on blue
Silver on black 
No text in center
Silver on black 
Text in center
POP 386 - 1957
to
POP 493 - 1958
POP 494 - 1958
to
POP 1099 - 1962
POP 1105  - 1962
to
POP 1260 - feb 1964
POP 1262 - feb 1964
to 
POP 1617 - 1967
Label Discontinued
"Golden Greats" series
Reissues
Export
issue ?
POP 2001 - june 1980
to 
POP 2022 - june 1980
JO 486
Issued as POP 615 in 1959
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
7M 102- 1953
to
.
"Made and printed in England" - rubber stamped.
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
.
"Made in England"
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
7M 426 - 1956
Optional centre info
Red print
"Made and printed in England"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
.
Optional centre info
Blue print
No "Made and printed in England", but some sleeves were rubber stamped.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
7M 426 - 1956
Optional centre info
Blue print
No "Made and printed in England" - as above
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 6
POP 239 - 1956
to
.
Optional centre info
Black print
Made and printed in England
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
.
Poor paper
Optional centre info
Dark red print
Text on back only
   Cut straight   Inside glued   
No 8
.
to
.
Better paper
Optional centre info
Text on front only
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
.
to
POP 370 - 1957
No optional centre info
. Ref 29F  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10
POP 371 - aug 1957
to
POP 379 - aug 1957
No rectangles
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
.
Rectangles added
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 12
.
to
POP 749 - 1960
Rectangles added
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 13
.
to
.
Rectangles added
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  POP 590 - 1959
No 14
.
to
POP 749 - 1960
Rectangles added
. Ref 29A  Curved top  Inside glued  POP 670 - 1959
No 15
POP 750 - 1960
to
.
. Ref 29C  Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 16
.
to
POP 937 - 1961
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 17
POP 963 - 1961
to
POP 1088 - 1962
.Ref 29B  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 18
POP 1089 - 1962
to
.
White field 44 mm wide
Use Emitex
Small "Present"
Correct print
"Industries"
   Curved top  Inside glued  6'- to 50'- tokens
No 19
.
to
.
White field 44 mm wide
Small "Use"
Small "Present"
Printing error
"Instruments"
   Curved top  Inside glued  6'- to 50'- tokens
No 20
.
to
.
White field 47.5 mm wide
Small "Use"
Large "Present"
Printing error
"Instruments"
   Curved top  Inside glued  6'- to 50'- tokens
No 21
.
to
.
White field 47.5 mm wide
Small "Use"
Large "Present"
The printing error
overprinted
   Curved top  Inside glued  6'- to 50'- tokens
No 22
.
to
.
White field 47.5 mm wide
Small "Use"
Large "Present"
Correct print
"Industries"
   Curved top  Inside glued  6'- to 50'- tokens
No 23
.
to
1964
Large "Use"
Small "Present"
Textblock reduced
Text wrapped around hole
   Wavy top  Inside glued  6'- to 50'- tokens
1964 - EMI logo added
No 24
1964
to
.
Use the new EMITEX
Large "Present"
6'- to 50'- tokens
Large block - 6 lines
. Ref 29E  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 25
.
to
1965
Use the new EMITEX
Small "Present"
6'- to 50'- tokens
Small block - 8 lines
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 26
1965
to
.
6'- to 50'- tokens
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 27
1965
to
.
6'- to 50'- tokens
Miners Make Up Ltd.
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 28
.
to
1966
6'- to 50'- tokens
Write for free sample...
Miners Make Up Ltd.
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 29
1966
to
.
7'3- to 50'- tokens
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 30
.
to
1967
7'3- to 50'- tokens
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 31
1967
to
.
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 32
.
to
POP 1617 - 1967
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
Reissues 1980
R 1
POP 2001 - 1980
to
POP 2022 - 1980
G 556
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 2
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
Demo sleeve

 
D 1
Sleeve
used for demo records
1956/1957
 
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
EP sleeve
EP 1
1954
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
EP 2
.
to
1955
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Label info by Geoff Oddy, England
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Thanks to Alan White, Doncaster, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, 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 Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for HMV Records from Global Dog Productions
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