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Revised 21/10/12

FRATERNITY
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1954-1984

Labels

00001/2 - 1954
to
502 - 1954
F 711 - 1955
to
F 716 - 1955
F 718 - 1955
to
F 813 - 1958
F 857 - 1959
to
F 900 - 1962
F 816 - 1958
to
F 853 - 1959
Fraternity Records was started by Harry Carlson and silent partner Dr. Ashton Welsh in 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first hit was local girl Cathy Carr's rendition of a Tin Pan Alley song, "Ivory Tower" in 1956.
Harry Carlson retired in 1975 and sold the label to country performer Shad O'Shea.
In 2008, Shad O'Shea sold Fraternity Records & Counterpart records to Victor Piagneri, with the promise that he would keep the labels active.
F 900 - 1962
to
F 957 - 1966
F 971- 1966
to
F 1035 - 1970
F 1100 - 1970
No record no on label
1200 - 1972
to
1234 - 1974
1250 - 1974
and
1251 - 1974
Dist. by Starday/King
3376 - 1975
to
3405 - 1977
3406 - 1977
to
3494 - 1984
3437 - 1980
to
3454 - 1981
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
502 - 1955
to
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413 Race Steet
 Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right   
No 2
.
to
F 716 - 1955
413 Race Steet
   Cut straight/notch   Inside glued  
No 3
F 718 - 1955
to
.
Several sparks surrounding the stars
....
   Cut straight/notch   Glued left/right   
No 4
.
to
.
Several sparks surrounding the stars
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   Cut straight/notch   Glued left/right   
No 5
.
to
1973
Fewer sparks 
surrounding the stars
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
1975
to
1977
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
1977
to
.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to Victor Piagneri (present owner of Fraternity) for scans in this section
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Thanks to Fred Clemens, USA for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Fraternity Records from Global Dog Productions
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