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Revised 2/11/13

PHILIPS
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1980

Labels

45 PB 752 - 1958
to
45 PB 1010 - 1960
PB 1011 - 1960
to
PB 1242 - 1962
326526 BF - 1962
to
326586 BF - 1963
+ 304000 series 1962
BF 1211 - 1962
to
BF 1343 - 1964
Philips Records  was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. It was started as Philips Phonographische Industries (PPI) in 1950. In the late 1950s Philips created a subsidiary label, Fontana Records
In late 1972, Philips, Fontana, Mercury, and Vertigo Records were amalgamated into a new company called Phonogram Records. By 1980, Phonogram and Polydor Records decided to merge to become PolyGram Records. Under the new company, PolyGram decided to discontinue Philips as a pop and rock label in the UK and throughout much of Europe.
BF 1353 - 1964
to
BF 1840 - 1970
1970
to
1973
Maxi-single - 1971
1973
to
1980
1975
to
1980
Occasionally
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
PB 752 - 1958
to
mid 1958
 Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 2
mid 1958
to
PB 1024 - 1960
. Ref 48B  Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 3
PB 1024 - 1960
to
.
Philips Electrical Limited
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 4
.
to
.
Philips Records Limited
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5
.
to
.
Philips Records Limited
. Ref 48C  Curved top  Inside glued   
No 6
.
to
326 569 - jan 1963
Philips Records Limited
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 a
326 569 - jan 1963
to
.
Thick paper
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 7 b
.
to 
BF 1301 - jan 1964
Thin paper
. Ref 48  Curved top  Inside glued   
No 8
BF 1301 - jan 1964
to
1968
   Curved top   Inside glued   
No 9
1969
to
1970
 
. Ref 48A  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 10
1970
to
1973
 
. Ref 48D  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 11
1973
to
.
No corner box
London W2
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to
1975
No corner box
London W2
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 13
1975
to
1977
Corner box
London W2
. Ref 83  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 14
1977
to
1978
Corner box
London W1Y 3FA
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 15 a
1978
to
.
London W1Y 3FA
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 15 b
.
to
1980
Darker colour
Smaller hole
London W1Y 3FA
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Maxi Single 1971
M 1
1971
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
Demo sleeve
D 1
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Big Boppa Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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