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Revised 4/9/13

RCA (VICTOR)
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1957-1980

Labels

Tri-centre
Tri-centre
Tri-centre
Round centre
RCA 1001 - may 1957
to
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RCA 1004 - may 1957
to
RCA 1060 - may 1958
RCA 1061 - may 1958
to
RCA 1170 - feb 1960
RCA 1171 - feb 1960
to
RCA 1319 -  nov 1962
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 Britain in 1931, RCA's British branch, the Gramophone Company (HMV), merged with Parlophone and Columbia to form Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI).  RCA sold its shares in the new company in 1935, but its products continued to appear on the HMV label in the UK until 1957, when RCA launched its own label.
45 triangle at the bottom
45 triangle removed
45 triangle at the right
RCA 1320 - nov 1962
to
RCA 1402 - jun 1964
RCA 1383 - 1964
to
RCA 1411 - 1964
Occasionally
Record above is a reissue
RCA 1403 - jun 1964
to
RCA 1788 - jan  1969
1789/1790 not issued
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RCA 1791 - feb 1969
to
RCA 1923 - 1970
RCA 1930 - 1970
to
RCA 2772 - 1976
PB 0557 - 1977
PB 5001 - 1977
PB 9026  1977
to
In 1974, when RCA series is still running, two new series start: APBO 0000 and LPBO 0000. Both series ends the same year. In 1976 the RCA series ends, and three PB series takes over, all running into the 1980s.
 RCA 1918 - 1969
Stereo
RCA 1954 - 1970
Stereo info in centre
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Maximillion Series
Reissues
Blue Elvis
From 1979
 2104 - 1971
to
9353 - 1979
(Shared with main series)
Special label
for Elvis Presley
Reissues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1001  - may 1957
to 
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Small centre
. Ref 55E  Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 2 a
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to 
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Normal paper
Large centre
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 2 b
.
to 
.
Thick card
Large centre
 
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
1125 - jun 1959
 Large centre
. Ref 55D  Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 4
1126 - jun 1959
to
1167 - jan 1960
Dull red on buff
Front
. Ref 55F  Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
1159 - dec 1959
to
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Rectangle over circle
Thick "A" - thin "5"
Small "Made in England"
All lines under circle
 Curved top  Inside glued  Dark shades
No 6
-
to
1217 - dec 1960
Rectangle under circle
Thin "A" - thick "5"
Large "Made in England"
Two lines under circle
   Curved top   Inside glued   Lighter shades
No 7
1218 - dec 1960
to
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Dull brownish red
Front
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
.
to
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Brownish red
Front
. Ref 55C  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
.
to
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Pale brownish red
Front
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10
.
to
.
Reddish purple
Colour very light sensitive
Front
   Curved top - high top  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
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Dull red/off white
Front
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 12
.
to
1777 - 1968
Dull red/off white
Front
   Wavy top - type 1  Glued left/right  
No 13
1778 - 1969
to
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Small logo
No advertisement
   Wavy top - type 1  Glued left/right  
No 14
.
to
.
Large logo
No advertisement
   Wavy top - type 1  Glued left/right  
No 15
.
to
.
Small logo
Advertisement
   Wavy top - type 2  Glued bottom/right  
No 16
Late 1970
to
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Large logo - redesigned
Used for a brief period. Posters from the Val Guest film 'Tomorrow'
released in august 1970.
   Wavy top - type 2  Glued bottom/right  
No 17
.
to
.
Large logo
Advertisement
   Wavy top - type 2  Glued bottom/right  
No 18
.
to
mid 1975
Large logo
Advertisement
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 19
mid 1975
to
2730 - 1977
62 Oxford Street
London W1N 0AN
. Ref 55  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 20 a
1977
to
.
Light grey
Curved notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 20 b
.
to
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Yellowish light grey
Curved notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 20 c
.
to
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Grey
Curved notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 21
.
to
1979
Light grey
Wide notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 22
PB-series from 1979
 
   Wavy top   Glued left/right  
No 23
.
 
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 24
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Curved notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 25
.
Wide notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
Reissues - Maximillion series
R 1
1971
to
.
   Wavy top - type 2  Glued bottom/right   
R 2
.
to
 1975
   Wavy top - type 2  Glued bottom/right   
R 3
1975
to
1979
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
Reissues - Golden Oldies
R 4
1979
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
Demo sleeves
D 1
Sleeve
used for demo records
 
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
D 2
Sleeve
used for demo records
 
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
D 3
Sleeve
used for demo records
1980-1981
 
   Slightly curved top  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Alan White, Doncaster, 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 John Villanova, New York 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 Ade Macrow, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Mark Knowles, Malvern, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Rodney Houghton, West Drayton, England  for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for RCA Records from Global Dog Productions
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