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Revised 19/9/13

VEE-JAY
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1953-1967

Labels

Thin Silver Circle
No "Made in U.S.A."
No "Trade Mark Reg."
Thin Silver Circle
"Made in U.S.A."
No "Trade Mark Reg."
Thick Silver Circle
No "Made in U.S.A."
"Trade Mark Reg."
VJ 100 - 1953
to
VJ 223 - 1956
VJ 224 - 1956
to
VJ 286 - 1958
VJ 287 - 1958
to
VJ 353 - 1960
Vee-Jay was founded in Gary, Indiana in 1953 by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken, 
a husband-and-wife team who used their initials for the labelís name. 
The label's biggest successes occurred in 1962-1964, with the ascendancy of
the Four Seasons and the distribution of early the Beatles material.
A gospel series ran from 1957 to 1966 (VJ 843 - VJ 969).
VJ 354 - 1960
to
VJ 581 - jan 1964
VJ 386 - 1960
Occasionally
VJ 581 - jan 1964
to
VJ 707 - 1965
VJ 708 - 1965
to
VJ 721 - 1966
Label discontinued
During the Beatles-period, Vee-Jay used several pressing plants - many different labels occurred.
VJ 45 891
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
VJ 478 - dec 1962
to
VJ 567 - oct 1963
1449 South Michigan,
 Chicago
. Ref 147  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
VJ 581 - jan 1964
to
.
Small notch

. Ref 147A  Cut straight/notch  Inside glued   
No 3
.
to
.
Larger notch

 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
.
White logo low
   Cut notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 5
.
to
Around VJ 700 - 1965
White logo high
   Cut notch  Glued bottom/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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