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Revised 19/8/13

ATLANTIC
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1951-1990

Labels

   
Fan logo - large ®
Fan logo - small ®
932 - 1951
to
1083  - 1956
1084 - 1956
to
2134 -1962
2135 - 1962
to
2370 - 1966
2216 - 1962
Occasionally
Atlantic was formed in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson in New York City. Atco and Cotillion were subsidiary labels and Clarion was a budget label.
From the beginning, Atlantic was different from other independent record companies. Their financier/dentist did not put pressure on them for immediate return on his investment, so Herb and Ahmet were free to make decisions based on their own good musical judgment. They did not cheat performers, as many of the other independent labels did. They gained a reputation for being honest, and that reputation as much as anything was the foundation for the success of the company.
In 1967, the three owners of Atlantic; Ahmet, Jerry and Nesuhi were approached by Warner Seven Arts Corporation about selling Atlantic. Atlantic/Atco Records, along with Warner Brothers/Reprise Records, were to be operated as separate record companies under the ownership umbrella of the Warner-Seven Arts Corporation.
Under Warner-Seven Arts, Atlantic and Warner-Reprise operated independently until Warner-Seven Arts itself was purchased by the Kinney Corporation (which later became Warner Communications) in 1969. Kinney was a conglomerate made up of parking lots, office cleaning companies, rental cars, magazine distribution and funeral parlors that was seeking to branch out into the entertainment business.
No perimeter print
BW-CL-CP-CT
Distributed by Atlantic
MO-AR
Atlantic Records Sales
PL
Atlantic Records Sales
SP
1967 - 1968
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  

New York, N.Y.
CP-MO-PL-SP
New York, N.Y. 10023
LY
Mfg by Atlantic
75 Rockefeller Plaza
Warner Communications
75 Rockefeller Plaza
1968
to
1974
1968
to
1974
1974
to
1975
1975
to
1984
® added
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1984
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1986
1986
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1990
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Country
Gospel Series
CY series
3000 series
1950s
Jazz Series
Jazz Series ?
 Religious series
5000 series
Around 1960
5000 series
Around 1960
7000 series
1960's
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Reissues
Oldies Series
1841 Broadway
75 Rockefeller Plaza
Warner Communications
1968
to
1973
1974
to
1975
1975
to
1984
Warner Communications
Warner Communications
 1974
to
1984
1984
to
1990
Early 1970
Around 1970, Atlantic used the original-like labels for their reissues
The Instant and La Pine below are both sides of the same record.
Dial
1841 Broadway
Instant
1841 B'way
La Pine
1841 Broadway
Classics Revisited
 1967
to
1968
1968
to
.
Other reissues
 1841 Broadway
75 Rockefeller Plaza
Warner Communications
 1972
to
1973
1974
to
1975
1975
to
1984
The original 1951-1956 label with Fan logo  added
The reissues used the same catalogue numbers as the originals.
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Sleeves
Rang
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
1952
to
.
Brown paper
Artist graphics
Ruth Brown
The Cardinals
Joe Turner
The Clovers
Joe Morris
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 1 b
.
to
1953
Greenish paper
Artist graphics
Ruth Brown
The Cardinals
Joe Turner
The Clovers
Joe Morris
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
1953
to
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Artist graphics
La Verne Baker Ray Charles
 Clyde McPhatter Joe Turner
 Ruth Brown The Clovers
Two lines of text
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
.
to 
1960
Artist graphics (redrawn)
La Verne Baker Ray Charles
 Clyde McPhatter Joe Turner
 Ruth Brown The Clovers
Three lines of text
. Ref 104B  Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 4
1960
to
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   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5 a
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to 
.
Normal paper
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. Ref 104  Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5 b
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to 
.
Semi-glossy paper
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   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 6
-
to 
2265 - 1964
Thin flimsy paper
Purple print
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 7
-
to 
2265 - 1964
Normal paper
Purple print
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
-
to 
2265 - 1964
Normal paper
Black print
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 9
-
to 
2265 - 1964
Wider text (138 mm)
Fan redisigned
Intense black print
Text moved up
Thinner lines
 Curved top  Inside glued
No 10
2266 - 1965
to
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 No address
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11
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to
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Large logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 11 x
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to
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Large logo - low font
Printing error
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 12 a
.
to
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Medium logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N. Y. (space)
. Ref 104B  Curved top   Glued left/right   
No 12 b
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to
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Medium logo - low font
Front
1841 B'Way / N. Y. (space)
   Curved top   Glued left/right   
No 13
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to
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Medium logo - low font
Front
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top   Inside glued   
No 14
.
to
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Medium logo - low font
Back
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
 Curved top  Inside glued 
No 15
.
to
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Small logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top  Glued left/right   
No 16
.
to
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Small logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top - low cut on back  Inside glued   
No 17
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to
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Small logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top - low cut on front  Inside glued   
No 18
.
to
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Small logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 19
.
to
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Small logo - low font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top - high top  Inside glued   
No 20
.
to
Oct 1971
Small logo - high font
1841 B'Way / N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 21
2838 - Oct 1971
to
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Blue/green/deep purple
Front: Thick shadows
1841 B'Way 10023
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 22 a
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to
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Blue/green/deep purple
Front: Thin shadows
1841 B'Way 10023
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 22 b
.
to
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Blue/green/purple
Front: Thin shadows
1841 B'Way 10023
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 22 c
.
to
nov 1973
Paler blue/green/purple
Front: Faint shadows
1841 B'Way 10023
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 23 a
nov 1973
to
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Blue/green/deep purple
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top   Inside glued   
No 23 b
.
to
,
Blue/green/purple
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top   Inside glued   
No 23 c
.
to
1978
Paler blue green/purple
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top   Inside glued  
No 24
1978
to
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For sleeve details
(different colors/types)
See Atlantic Group
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
   Curved top  Glued left/right   
No 25
.
to
1986
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For sleeve details
(different colors/types)
See Atlantic Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Promotion records 1978-1986
P 1
Promotion records
Store copies in no 24/25 only
Long text
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Glued left/right   
Reissues
R 1
1967
to
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Red

1841 Broadway
   Curved top   Inside glued  
R 2
.
to
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Pinkish

1841 Broadway
   Curved top - high  Inside glued  
R 3
.
to
1973

1841 Broadway
   Curved top   Inside glued  
R 4
1974
to
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75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top   Inside glued  
R 5
.
to
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   Curved top   Glued left/right  
R 6
.
to
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   Curved top   Inside glued  
R 7
.
to
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   Cut staight  Inside glued  
Sleeve for demo records
D 1
Around 1980
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Atlantic Records from Global Dog Productions
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