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PHILIPS
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-1981

Labels

Philips Records
Chicago 1, Illinois
Philips Records
Chicago 1, Illinois
Philips Records - Vendor
Mercury Record Corp.
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No text
40000 - 1962
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40027 - 1962
40028 - 1962
to
40158 - 1963
40162 - 1963
to
40357 - 1965
40364 - 1966
to
40446 - 1967
Philips Records  was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. It was started as Philips Phonographische Industries (PPI) in 1950. In the late 1950s Philips created a subsidiary label, Fontana Records. After Columbia formed its own international operations in 1961 adopting the name of its then parent CBS, Philips acquired Mercury Records
Logo off centre
40517 & 40523 - 1968
Contract pressings?
40448 - 1967
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40470 - 1967
40471 - 1967
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40490 - 1969
40490 - 1969
to
40715 - 1972
40715 - 1972
to
1981
Label discontinued
Double Hit Series
Reissues
44000-series
Double Hit Series
Reissues
44000-series
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Sleeves
Range
Front
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Details
No 1
40000 - 1962
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Incorrect typeface
Philips Records, Chicago 1
 Curved top  Inside glued   
No 2
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40027 - 1962
Correct typeface
Philips Records, Chicago 1
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 3
40028 - 1962
to
40158 - 1963
Logo removed
Vendor
Philips Records, Chicago 1
  .Curved top  Inside glued   
No 4
40162 - 1963
to
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A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
Vendor - Mercury Record
Corporation
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5
.
to
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A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
Vendor - Mercury Record
Corporation
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to 
40459 - 1967
A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  .
No 7
40460 - 1967
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40491 - 1967
A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 8
40490 - 1967
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Bottom front:
A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 9
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to
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Bottom back:
A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 10
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to
40715 - 1972
Bottom back:
A division of Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
1972 - PolyGram formed 
No 11
40715 - 1972
to
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Phonogram Inc.
Formerly Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
Small text
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to
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Phonogram Inc.
Formerly Mercury
Record Productions, Inc.
Larger text
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 13
.
to
.
Phonogram Inc.
A Polygram Company
One IBM Plaza
Chicago Illinois 60611
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 14
.
to
1981
Phonogram Inc.
A Polygram Company
One IBM Plaza
Chicago Illinois 60611
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
Double Hit Series
Reissues
A Product of Mercury Record Productions Inc.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
R 2
Double Hit Series
Reissues
 
Polygram Distribution
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Rick Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio for scans in this section
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Thanks to Johan Alberda, Berlin, Germany for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Philips Records from Global Dog Productions
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