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.
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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.
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Here is an explanation of some terms used:
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Labels

Scan of label
 
Kapp Records Inc
Label details
447 - 1962
to
644 - 1965
662 - 1965
to
999 - 1969
Catalogue numbers
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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.

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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 10b
2001 - 1969
to
2070 - 1969
A division of
 Universal
Ref 22A  Cut straight  Inside glued  
Sleeve no.
Catalogue range
Matching label(s) for the sleeve
Repro-sleeve reference
(See below)
Top of sleeve
description
Assembly information
(See below)
Sleeve details
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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.
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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
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Sleeve Assembly
Inside glued
Glued left/right
Glued bottom/right (UK)
Glued bottom/right (US)
Inside glued - double
(Germany)
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You can help to improve the pages
If you have corrections or scans of missing sleeves,
don't hesitate to contact.
Contact for corrections
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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.
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REPRODUCTION SLEEVES
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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Erling Mehl
Bergen - Norway
 

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