BERTELSMANN
DE Labels and Company Sleeves 1954-1959

Labels

 7501 - 1954
to
7543
7545
to
7578
7607
to
7657
7555 - 1956
to
7995
German label founded by Reinhard Mohn in 1956 as a supplement to the book publishing company Bertelsmann Lesering. It then lead to the foundation of the pressing plant Sonopress in Gütersloh in 1957, and the launch of the Ariola label in 1958.
Many recrds from the 7500 serles were later reissued with 5 digit numbering ("Bestellnummer") with the original matrix-number on the label. Example: 7898 reissued as 36 186. Both versions shown above and below.
 25 008 - 1959
to
26 100 - 1959
35 186 - 1959
to
35 411
Reissues
35 728
to
.
.
to
35 826 - 1960
 36 073
to
36 625
36 317
to
36 616
36 675
to
.
65 121
to
.
66 002
to
66 006
Reissues
66006
to
.
Reissues
66 126
to
.
99 60 57
to
99 60 59
......
Special editions for the "Bertelsmann-Schallplattenring"
Deutsche Grammophon
Polydor
Ariola
Reprise
......
Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
 
No 1
6501 - 1954
to 
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to 
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Normal paper
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to 
7995
Thick paper
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 4
1959
to 
.
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued - double  
No 6
.
to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to 
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
36 369
to 
.
Folklore
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
1959
to 
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued