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POLYDOR
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1969-1984

Labels

No address
810 Seventh Avenue
Kolob Records
810 Seventh Avenue
1969
to
1974
1974
to
1980
Osmonds related
releases
1975-1980
1980
to
1984
Polydor used many different number series.
Two series started in 1969, the 14000 series and the 15000 series with artists jumping from one series to another without any rhyme or reason.
In 1980 the numbers switched to a 2000 series, OR used a seven digit international number, artists flipping between both series. By 1984 the 2000 series ends and the label was using international numbers only.
Polydor Records was originally an independent branch of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. Its name was first used as an export label in 1924. Polydor became a popular music label in 1946 while the famously yellow Deutsche Grammophon seal became a classical music label.
Polydor started in the US in June 1969, one of the  the last places on the planet to get the label.
In 1972, Polydor merged with giant Philips-owned Phonogram Records to create PolyGram in the US.
The Polydor label continued to run as a subsidiary label under the new company.
MVP Records
MVP Records
PD 14514 - 1978
PD 2031 - 1979
Gold ink
Golden yellow ink
Timepieces
Reissues
1982-1983
Reissues
1982-1983
Reissues
1986-1990
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1969
to
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1700 Broadway
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
.
to
1974
1700 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
1974
to
.
810 Seventh Avenue
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
1980
810 Seventh Avenue
White bottom line
 Curved top  Glued left/right
No 5
1980
to
1984
810 Seventh Avenue
Smaller font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Timepieces - Reissues 1986-1990
R 1
1989
to
1990
© 1989 PolyGram Records 
STDSTIMEPCEVOI
   Cut straight  Curved top  
Reservice - Sleeve for promotion records.
P 1
1973
to
.
The records came with inserts
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans in this section
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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