45-SLEEVES - HOME
These pages was born when a confused collector (me)
had great problems with matching sleeves to labels.
The site is an effort to create a cronological overview
of labels and their sleeves.
The research has been pretty time-consuming,
but most of the problems seems possible
to solve with help from the users of the site.
Especially thanks to Middle Earth Records who has
delivered scans of sleeves from the start in March 2009.
A sleeve must have been used for at least 2 records to qualify.
(Sleeves with printed titles, record number or barcodes
are "picture sleeves" - made for one certain issue only.)
Limited editions do not qualify.
Here is an explanation of some terms used:
Scan of label Kapp Records Inc Label details 447 - 1962
644 - 1965
662 - 1965
999 - 1969
Catalogue numbers ....
As a rule only main label differences are shown.
Promo labels and special issues (one off) will not be shown.
Label details are shown where this has
importance in finding a sleeve change.
If I have have seen the actual record, (physically or from the web), or verified from other sources,
the catalogue numbers are shown in blue color.
No hyphens are used - F-1644 is shown as F 1644.
There are gaps in the number sequence when
the excact moment of label-change is unknown.
Help in filling the gaps are most appreciated.
Range Front Back Details
No 10b 2001 - 1969
2070 - 1969
A division of Universal Ref 22A Cut straight Inside glued Sleeve no.
Matching label(s) for the sleeve
Top of sleeve
Sleeve details ....
The back of the sleeve is always where the assembly is done.
(See details below).
If the assembly is done on the front you will find (!) after the assembly info.
It's nearly impossible to find the correct moment of sleeve change if this don't correspond with the label change.
The pressing plants often used the remaining stock of old sleeves before starting with the new sleeves.
= Last sleeve(s) added
Inside glued Glued left/right Glued bottom/right (UK) Glued bottom/right (US)
Inside glued - double
You can help to improve the pages
If you have corrections or scans of missing sleeves,
don't hesitate to contact.
Contact for corrections
Preferred scan specifications:
100% size - at least 200 DPI resolution - both sides of sleeve on white background.
Please leave at least 10 mm. margins around the sleeve
(or send the complete scanner bed if you won't crop).
The 100% size is needed to be able to enlarge small details on the sleeve,
such as on US RCA.
A large selection of UK and US repro-sleeves are available from
Big Boppa Records
If repro-sleeves are available you will find....and ref.no
below/left of the sleeve.
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