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POLYDOR
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1990

Labels

Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon Gesellschaft
(Great Britain) Ltd.
Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon Gesellschaft
(Great Britain) Ltd.
Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon
(Great Britain) Ltd.
Mfd by Deutsche
Grammophon
(Great Britain) Ltd.
66000 series - 1958
to
NH 66999 - 1962
Occasionally
52000 series - 1962
to
NH 52317 - 1964
NH 52341 - 1964
to
1965
From 1960 to 1965 there were also NH 23000, NH 24000 and NH 59000 series
Polydor Records was originally an independent branch of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. Its name was first used as an export label in 1924. Polydor became a popular music label in 1946 while the famously yellow Deutsche Grammophon seal became a classical music label.
In the early 1970s, the main source of income for the label was probably the enormously successful UK band Slade. Later, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the label was also home to The Jam. Though Polydor's American branch is defunct, in the United Kingdom Polydor continues to sign chart-topping acts.
56000 series - 1965
to
56381 - 1970
1970
to
1973
1973
to
1975
1975
to
1980
From 1970 and on Polydor uses many different number series. 
These are the main series: 
2001 001 - 1970
to 
2001 999 - 1981
2058 000 - 1970
to 
2058 999 - 1978
2059 001 - 1978
to 
.
2066 001 - 1970
to 
2066 992 - 1978
POSP (00)1 - 1978
to 
POSP 681 - 1983
1975
Occasionally
1978
to
1988
1980
Occasionally
1981
to
1982
1982
to
1984
1988
to
1990
STEP 1 - 1979
to
STEP 8 - 1979
Special disco series
Reissues
1971
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1958
to
1964

. Ref 51  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
1964
to
.
Waxy paper
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
1967
to
.
Matt paper
. Ref 51A  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
1970
Waxy paper
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 5
1970
to
.
Matt paper
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
.
to
.
Matt paper
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
.
to
1981
Waxy paper
. Ref 51B  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 8
1982
to
.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 9
Late 1980s
13/14 Saint George Street
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
Steppin' out - 1979
S 1
STEP 1 - 1979
to
STEP 8 - 1979

 Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
Action Replay
1971
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans 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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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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