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Revised 7/8/13

ATCO
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1955-1990

Labels

Maroon
Mfd. by Atlantic...
Dark yellow
Division of Atlantic...
Yellow
Division of Atlantic...
STEREO
Division of Atlantic...
6050 - 1955
to
6090  - 1957
6091 - 1957
to
6147 - 1959
6226 - 1962
to
1967
6133 - 1959
to
.
Atco Records was founded in 1955 as a division of Atlantic Records.
The name is an abbreviation of Atlantic Corporation. Atco was devised as an outlet for productions by one of Atlantic's founders, Herb Abramson, who had returned to the company from military service. It was also intended as a home for acts that did not fit the format of Atlantic, which at the time was only releasing blues, jazz, and R&B/soul.
Atco Records 1841 Br..
BW
Division of Atlantic
CL-CP-CT-PL
Distributed by Atco Rec..
MO
Division of Atlantic
SP-LY
1967 - 1968 (CL-CP-CT-PL to 1970)
From January 1967, the Atlantic family of labels (all of them!) had their pressing plant codes added to the master numbers.  Also, at the same time, the various pressing plants would have their labels printed up at different sources, and invariably the perimeter print would be different from one to the other. This lasted until the end of 1968 at which point the company established a set perimeter print standard and all plants fell in line - except one: LY.

The pressing plants and their codes:
AR: Allied Record Company; Los Angeles, California PL: Plastic Products; Memphis, Tennessee
BW: Bestway Products; Mountainside, New Jersey PR: Presswell Company; Ancora, New Jersey
CL: Columbia RI: PRC Recording Inddustry Prod.; Richmond Indiana
CP or no code: Columbia; Pitman, New Jersey SP: Specialty Records Corp.; Olyphant: Pennsylvania
CT-CTH: Columbia; Terra Haute, Indiana WM:Midwest Record Pressings; Chicago, Illinois
LY: Shelley Products; Huntington Station, New York        (Briefly during the summer of 1968)
MO: Monarch Records; Los Angeles, California  

Mfg. by Atlantic/postcode
LY
Dist. by Atlantic/postcode
LY
Mfg by Atlantic
SP-MO
Mfg by Atlantic..
75 Rockefeller Plaza
1968
to
1972
1972
to
6930 - 1974
1968
to
6930 - 1974
6930 - 1974
to
7096 - 1979
75 Rockefeller Plaza
75 Rockefeller Plaza
75 Rockefeller Plaza
75 Rockefeller Plaza
7100 - 1979
to
7104 - 1979
7201 - 1979
to
7 99667 - 1984
7 99590 - 1985
to
.
7 98891 - 1990
to
.
.
1841 Broadway
Oldies Series
Reissues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1955
to
.
Small logo
Records high
46 mm wide
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to
.
Normal logo
Records high
53 mm wide
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 3
.
to
1957
Normal logo
Records high
54 mm wide
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
1957
to
.
Normal logo
Records high
53 mm wide
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 5
.
to
.
Yellow - thick borders
Records high
53 mm wide
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
.
to
.
Yellow - thin borders
Records high
48 mm wide
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 7
.
to
1967
Orange print
Records lower
(all from this point)
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
1967
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Wide text (FRONT)
MFG. BY ATLANTIC
   
No 9
.
to
.
Rough paper - waxy inside
1841 B'Way New York
Wide text (FRONT)
MFG BY ATLANTIC
(No period)
   
No 10
.
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Wide text  (BACK)
MFG. BY ATLANTIC
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Narrow text (BACK)
MFG. BY ATLANTIC
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Narrow text (FRONT)
MFG. BY ATLANTIC
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 13
.
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Narrow text
MFG ATLANTIC
(no period)
   Cut notch/high top  Inside glued  
No 14
.
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Narrow text
MFG ATLANTIC
(no period)
. Ref 103  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 15
.
to
.
1841 B'Way New York
Narrow text
White space below text
MFG ATLANTIC
(no period)
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 16
.
to
.
Orange
Thick outline
1841 B'Way New York
(FRONT)
MFG. BY ATCO
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 17
.
to
.
Orange
Thin outline
1841 B'Way New York
(BACK)
MFG. BY ATCO
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 18
.
to
.
Yellow
Thin outline
1841 B'Way New York
(BACK)
MFG. BY ATCO
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 19
.
to
.
Orange
Thick outline
1841 B'Way New York
(BACK)
MFG. BY ATCO
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 20
.
to
6824 - 1971
Yellow
Thin outline
1841 B'Way New York
(BACK)
MFG. BY ATCO
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 21
6871 - 1972
to
.
No ®
1841 B'Way
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 22
.
to
1974
® Added
1841 B'Way
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 23
1974
to
.
No ®
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 24
.
to
.
® Added
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 25
.
to
.
® Added
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 26
.
to
7096 - 1979
® Added
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 27
1979
to
7096 - 1980
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 28
1980
to
.
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
Reissues
R 1
1968
to
1970
1841 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 2
1970
to
.
Red
1841 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 3
.
to
1974
Pinkish
1841 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 4
1974
to
.
Red
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Thanks to Bill Eaton, Tulsa, Oklahoma  for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for ATCO Records from Global Dog Productions
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