DECCA
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1956-1980

Labels

Y 6717 - 1956
to
Y 6849 - 1957
Y 6880 - 1957
to
Y 6909 - 1957
Y 6920 - 1958
to
Y 7021  1960
Y 6927 - 1958
Decca Records was one of the oldest labels in Australia. The label  was a direct subsidiary of the UK label issuing British products from Decca UK. The Y prefix was continued from the 78ís as most of the EMI family.
The biggest selling Artists in Australia were The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones & Engelbert Humperdinck.
Y 6990 - 1960
Y 7047 - 1961
to
Y 7050 - 1961
Y 7055 - 1962
Italic print
Y 7080 - 1962
to
Y 7105 - 1963
Continental series
Continental series
Classical series
Y 7044 - 1961
Y 7056 - 1962
X 101 - 1956
to
X 111 - 1956
Y 7128 - 1963
to
Y 7367 - 1967
Y 7369 - 1967
to
Y 7393 - 1967
Y 8310 - 1967
to
Y 11798 - 1978
Y 7140 - 1964
Ritz Records
Y 7205 - 1965
Y 8768 - 1969
Y 10331 - 1973
Y 10495 - 1974
UK Records
Y 361 - 1980
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
X 101 - 1956
to
X 111 - 1956
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
Y 6717 - 1956
to
Y 6930 - 1957
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
Y 6930 - 1957
to
.
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 4
.
to
Y 7100 - 1962
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 5 a
Y 7100 - 1963
to
.
Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 b
.
to
.
Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 c
.
to
Y 7240 - 1965
Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6 a
Y 7240 - 1965
to
.
use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6 b
.
to
.
use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6 c
.
to
.
use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 a
.
to
.
use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 b
.
to
Late 1966
use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
Late 1966
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  - high front  
No 9
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  - low front  
No 10 a
Mar 1968
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 10 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 10 c
.
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 10 d
.
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
Sleeve assembly differences (back of the sleeve)
A
Inside flaps starts
at the top
of the sleeve
B
Inside flaps starts about
10 mm down from the top of the sleeve
...
No 11
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued - A  
No 12 a
Mar 1968
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued - B  
No 12 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued - B  
No 12 c
.
to
11146 - 1976
   Cut straight  Inside glued - B