ASTOR
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1959-1982

Labels
7000-series (A prefix)

Top perimeter print
Top perimeter print
Top perimeter print
No top perimeter print
A 7001 - 1959
to
A 7041 - 1964
A 7012 - 1962
Italic print
A 7022 - 1963
A 7044 - 1965
to
A 7236 - 1974
The Astor brand was one of the first electrical goods Companies in the 1920ís.
The recording company was founded in Melbourne in 1960, was operated by Electrical Industries and parent company Radio Corporation and was to become one of the major record companies in the country. Like itís Sydney rival, Festival, Astor was responsible for distributing a number of labels such as Verve, Mercury, Pye, Red Bird, Elektra, MCA, Kama Sutra among others.
A 7067 - mar 1967
to
.
Brief interim label
A 7250 - 1974
to
A 7328 - 1981
A 7242 - 1974
to
A 7310 - 1979
A 7327 - 1981
to
A 7334 - 1982
........ Labels
1000-series (AP prefix)
Top perimeter print
Top perimeter print
Top perimeter print
No top perimeter print
AP 1001 - 1963
This is a PYE recording
AP 1002 - 1963
to
AP 1056 - 1964
AP 1006 - 1963
Smaller artist font
AP 1058 - 1965
to
AP 1817 - 1973
The 1000 series started in 1963 and ran concurrently with the 7000 series.
AP 1286 - nov 1966
to
AP 1307 - feb 1967
Brief interim label
AP 1302 - 1966
Large print
AP 1817 - 1973
to
AP 2028 - 1982
AP 2028 - 1982
........
Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
A 7001 - 1959
to
1962
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 a
1962
to
.
Cream paper
 
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 2 b
.
to
1965
White paper
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
1965
to
.
Text printed on flap
Thick print
Saw tooth cut
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
.
to
.
Text printed on flap
Thin print
Straight cut
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  Apr 1967
No 5
.
to
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Text printed above flap
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
.
to
1970
 No bottom text
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 7 a
1970
to
.
Large "teeth"
 
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 7 b
.
to
.
Large "teeth"
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 8
.
to
.
Thin paper
Small "teeth"
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 9
.
to
1977
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10
A 7242 - 1974
to
A 7310 - 1979
 Used exclusively for Australian Recordings
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 11 a
1974
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Small "Astor"
Pink print - Font A
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 11 b
.
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Small "Astor"
Light pink print - Font A
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 12
.
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Large "Astor"
Pink print - Font A
   Cut straight  Inside glued  1979
No 13 a
.
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Logo moved left
Large "Astor" - Font A
Purple print
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 13 b
1978
Interim sleeve for Motown ?
Distribution sleeve
Large "Astor" - Font A
Dark blue print
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 14
.
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Large "Astor" - Font A
Red print
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  1980-1981
No 15 a
.
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Large "Astor" - Font B
Red print
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 15 b
.
to
.
Distribution sleeve
Large "Astor" - Font B
Purple print
   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  
No 16
.
to
1982
Distribution sleeve
Made exactly as 
no 10/12 - without print
   Cut straight  Inside glued  1981 (?)