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Revised 11/6/10

VIRGIN
UK Labels and Company Sleeve 1973-1986

Labels

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Perimeter print
 
VS 102 - 1973
to
VS 120 - 1975
VS 128 - 1975
to
VS 145 - 1976
VS 152 - 1976
to
VS 163 - 1976
 Virgin Records was started by Richard Branson in 1970, as a mail-order record business. It soon opened its first shop, in Oxford Street, London and in 1972 Virgin expanded to include a recording studio and a Roger-Dean-designed record label.
Virgin Records was sold to Thorn EMI in June 1992 for a reported US $1 billion (around £ 560 million), with a special non-competition clause that would prevent Branson from founding another recording company during the five years following the agreement.
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Blue perimeter print
VS 163 - 1976
to
VS 199 - 1978
VS 163 - 1976
to
VS 219 - 1978
VS 222 - 1978
to
VS 909 - 1989
In this period many different labels were used.
Here are some of them:
VS 223 - 1978
VS 282 - 1979
VS 245 - 1979
VS 259 - 1979
VS 365 - 1980
VS 372 - 1980
VS 379 - 1980
VS 384 - 1980
VS 406 - 1981
VS 763 - 1985
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Sleeve
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
VS 222 - 1978
to
VS 373 - 1980
Later issues in picture sleeves
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
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