45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 20/7/14

RCA VICTOR
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1949-1995
47-, 74- and PB series
Reissues: See RCA Gold Standard Series

Labels

Record No.
Silver on turqouise
Record No.
Gold on turqouise
Boxed "45" RPM
Silver on turqouise
Matrix no.
Silver on turqouise
47- 2715 - mar 1949
to
47- 2786 - may 1949
47- 2844 - apr 1949
to
47-3761 - apr 1950
47- 3967 - nov 1950
to
47- 4220 - aug 1951
47- 4345 - oct 1951
to
47- 4572 - 1952
In 1929, Radio Corporation of America (RCA) purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, then the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs (including the famous "Victrola") and phonograph records (in British English, "gramophone records"). The company then became RCA-Victor. With Victor, RCA acquired New World rights to the famous Nipper trademark.
In 1949, when RCA first introduced the 45 rpm record, they issued them on different colors of vinyl to indicate the type of music the record was. While the color coding didn't catch on, the 45's certainly did.
WBY 90
Bluebird Children's Records
WBY 72
Bluebird Children's Records
Dog on
right side
"Camden"
Dog on top
No "45 RPM"
"Camden"
Dog on top
Large "45 RPM"
"Camden"
Dog on top
Small "45 RPM"
"Camden"
47- 4573 - 1952
to
47- 5746 - 1954
47- 5748 - 1954
to
47- 5767 - 1954
47- 5760 - 1954
to
47- 5798 - 1954
Record above is a repress
47- 5803 - 1954
to
47- 7588 - 1959
Dog on top
One line
"Camden"
Dog on top
Smaller cat.no.
"Camden"
Occasionally 1956-1957
Occasionally
Dog on top
Small "45 RPM"
"Camden" removed
Dog on top
"R.P.M."
"Camden" removed
Dog on top
Large "45 RPM"
"Camden" removed
47- 7589 - 1959
to
47- 8196 - 1963
Occasionally
47- 8206 - 1963
to
47- 8543 - 1965
PRM 246
Reissue of 1949 hit
47-6732 - 1956
Contract press ?
10046
International Division
Export
F4 2 - 1961
International
Issued as PM 45 1166 in Italy
Dog on top
"Living Stereo"
Dog on top
"Living Stereo"
Dog on left side
47- 8335 - 1964
Camy Productions was owned by Neil Sedaka
61- 7745 - 1960
Hugo & Luigi
61- 7747 - 1960
47- 8548 - 1965
to
47- 9650 - 1968
47- 9650 - 1968
74 - 0100 - 1969
PB 10001 - 1974
to
47- 9999 - 1971
74 - 0999 - 1974
PB 10500 - 1975
In 1973 RCA started releasing singles with two international series. The LPB0 series lasted only two releases 5000 and 5001 (both 1973 - no copyright information at the bottom of the label).
All other US pressed LPB0 singles are for export. See below. The APBO series ran from 0001 (1973) through 0296 (1974).
BOTH THESE SERIES are running while
the 74-0100 and PB-10000 series are running.
PB 10026
Rigdes
Pressed by Capitol
Export 1973-1974
EX suffix added
American press
for the UK market
48-1001 -  1971
to
48-1036 - 1973
The 48-0000 series was a contiuation of the 47-0000 monaural series. 
PB 10501 - 1975
to
PB 10757 - 1976
March/may - 1975
RCA's pressing plant in Rockaway, New Jersey printed the initial batch in grey instead of tan. They used them up before switching to the correct colour.
PB 10758 - 1976
to
1982
PB 11767 - 1979
1982
to
1985
1987
to
1990
8917 7 R - 1989
Jukebox 100th Anniversary
9078 7 R - 1989
Jukebox 100th Anniversary
1991
to
1994
1994
to
1995
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Sleeves
Rang
Front
Back
Details
No 1
47- 2715 - 1949
to
.
U notch - large hole
No. 21-100-90-1
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 2 a
.
to
.
V notch - small hole
Red print
No. 21-100-90-1
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2 b
.
to
.
V notch - small hole
Brown print
No. 21-100-90-1
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 3
.
to
.
Large text/logo
No. 21-100-90-2
   Cut notch  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
.
Large text/logo
Large notch
No. 21-100-90-2
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
Transparent version of No 4 - see RCA 48-series
No 5
.
to
.
Small text/logo
Large notch
No. 21-100-90-2
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to 
Nov 1950
Large text/logo
Small Notch
No. 21-100-90-2 - Diff. font
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 7 a
Nov 1950
to
.
Red print on brown
Large hole
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 7 b
.
to
.
Red print on green
Large hole
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 7 c
.
to
.
Red print on greenish
Small hole
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 8 a
.
to
.
Red print on greenish
Record care
21-100-139-3
 Curved cut
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 8 b
.
to
1952
Brown print on brown
Record care
21-100-139-3
Diagonally straight cut
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 9
1952
to
.
4 lines of text
. Ref 138  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 10
.
to
.
4 lines of text
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 11
.
to
.
4 lines of text
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 12
.
to
.
3 lines of text
.  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 13 a
47-5675 - 1954 ?
to
.
Red
. Ref 138A  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 13 b
.
to
.
Dull red
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 13 c
.
to
.
Red
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 14
.
to
47-7413 - 1958 ?
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 15 a
1954
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 15 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 15 c
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 16
.
to
1955
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 17
1959
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 18
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 19
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 20
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 21
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 22
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 23
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 24
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25
.
to
.
Living Stereo
...
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 26
.
to
.
Living Stereo
...
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 27
.
to
1960
Living Stereo
...
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 28
1960
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right   
No 29
.
to
.
Blue on yellow 
Front: 166 mm
Back: 153 mm
V notch
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 30
.
to
.
Greenish blue on yellow 
Front: 166 mm
Back: 153 mm
Narrow flaps (8/9 mm)
V notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  47-7745 -1960 
No 31
.
to
.
Dark blue on yellow
Front: 166 mm
Back: 153 mm
Narrow flaps (8/9 mm)
V notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 32
.
to
.
Greenish blue on yellow
Front: 166 mm
Back: 146 mm
Wide flaps
Large U notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 33
.
to
.
Light blue on yellow
Front: 160 mm
Back: 149 mm
Narrow flaps (8/9 mm)
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 34
.
to
.
Greenish blue on yellow 
Front: 160 mm
Back: 149 mm
Narrow flaps (8/9 mm)
No notch
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 35
.
to
.
Narrow flaps (8/9 mm)
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 36
.
to
.
Wide flaps (15 mm)
Back graphics smaller
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 37
.
to
.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 38
.
to
47-8542 - 1965 ?
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 39
47-8749 - 1966 ?
to
.
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 40
.
to
.
. Ref 138B  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 41
.
to
.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 41 x
.
to
.
Red dot in logo
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 42
.
to
.
Logo low
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 43
.
to
.
Low cut on the back
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 44
.
to
.
21-107-1-1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 45
.
to
.
Logo low
21-107-1-1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 46
.
to
1969
21-107-1-1
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 47
1969
to
.
Text below CA
© 1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-85
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 48
.
to
.
Text below RCA
© 1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-85
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 49
.
to
.
Low cut on the front
© 1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-86
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 50
.
to
1971
Low cut on the back
© 1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-86
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 51
.
to
1971
© 1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-86
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 52
1971
to
.
Text on the front
© 1971 RCA Records
21-107-1-92
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 53
.
to
1974
Text on the back
© 1971 RCA Records
21-107-1-92
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 54
.
to
1974
Text on the back
© 1971 RCA Records
21-107-1-92
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 55 a
1974
to
.
© 1974 RCA Records
Black print
21-107-1 PART 92A
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 55 b
.
to
.
© 1974 RCA Records
Grey print
21-107-1 PART 92A
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 56 a
.
to
.
Brownish
© 1974 RCA Records
21-107-1 PART 92B
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 56 b
.
to
.
Greyish
© 1974 RCA Records
21-107-1 PART 92B
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 56 c
.
to
.
Greyish - paler colors
© 1974 RCA Records
21-107-1 PART 92B
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 57
1985
to
.
© 1985 RCA/Ariola
21-107-1 Pt 92C
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 58
.
to
.
© 1985 RCA/Ariola
21-107-1 Pt 92C
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 59
.
to
1989
© 1985 RCA/Ariola
21-107-1 Pt 92C
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 60
1987
to
1991
© 1987 BMG Music
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
No 61
1992
to
1993
© 1992 BMG Music
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
No 62
1993
to
1995
© 1993 BMG Music
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
No 63
1995
© 1995 BMG Music
.
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
Export sleeve
E 1
Export Sleeve
1972 - 1975
Never used on
domestic releases
21-107-1  PT4
   Curved top  Inside glued  
Special sleeves
S 1
47-4027 - 1951
to
47-4053 - 1951
Form 2S4324
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
S 2 a
447 0031
to
.
Glenn Miller reissues
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
S 2 b
.
to
447 0047
Glenn Miller reissues
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
S 3
1953
to
.
Generic sleeve for Eddie Fisher releases.

Coke Time with Eddie Fisher was a variety television series starring singer Eddie Fisher which was broadcast by NBC from 1953 to 1957.

   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
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