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Revised 5/1/14

GATEWAY
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1953-1958

Labels

Cincinnati 23, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
No address
No address
1070 - 1954
to
1079 - 1954
1089 - 1954
to
1208 - 1957
1079 - 1954
to
1197 - 1956
1197 - 1956
The main series (45 RPM singles) ran from 1051 (1953) to 1253 (1958). The four first labels were used concurrently.
Gateway Records was founded in 1952 by Carl Burkhardt and Chuck Seitz. Gateway had a lot of subsidiarys, Big 4 Hits the largest. In 1955, Burkhardt set up his own pressing plant, Rite Records Productions Inc. In 1957, the company moved to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pa.
1213 - 1957
to
1253 - 1958
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36 - 1953
41 - 1953
55 - 1954
142 - 1955
157 - 1955
169 - 1956
178 - 1956
Big 4 Hits (45 RPM EP's) ran from 29 (1953) to 236 (1958). The odd 591 was the last issue
207 - 1956
211 - 1957
221 - 1957
to
236 - 1957
591 - 1958
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1953
to
.
Ohio
 Cut notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to
1957
Ohio
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 3
1957
to
1958
Philadelphia
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Big 4 Hits
No 1
1953
to
.
Ohio
   Cut notch  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
1958
Philadelphia
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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