BRUNSWICK
DE Labels and Company Sleeve 1954-1965

Labels

Glossy finish
Glossy finish
Glossy finish
Matte finish
12 003 - 1954
to
12 095 - 1957
12 004 - 1954
to
12 052 - 1955
12 044 - 1955
to
12 117 - 1958
12 123 - 1958
to
12 300 - 1965
Label discontinued
US Brunswick records was started by Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, which had been manufacturing products ranging from pianos to sporting equipment since 1845. In January 1920, a new line of Brunswick Records were introduced in the US and Canada that employed the lateral cut system that was then becoming the default cut for 78 RPM disc records. The parent company marketed them extensively, and within a few years Brunswick became one of the USA's Big Three record companies, along with Victor and Columbia Records. In April 1930, Brunswick-Balke-Collender sold Brunswick Records to Warner Brothers, who leased Brunswick to the American Record Corporation (ARC) in December 1931. 
In 1939, ARC was bought by the Columbia Broadcasting System for $750,000, which discontinued the label in 1940. This violated the Warner lease agreement, resulting in the Brunswick trademark being transferred to American Decca. In 1944, Decca revived the label. 
In Germany, Brunswick mostly was as an outlet for American Decca records until 1965, when it was discontinued. 
12 903 - 1961
to
12 993 - 1964
250 200 - 1959
to
250 211 - 1959
STEREO
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1954
to 
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 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
.
to 
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to 
mid 1959
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 4
mid 1959
to 
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to 
1965
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
Stereo sleeve
Brunswick had no special Stereo sleeve. They just glued a sticker on the common sleeve. 
S 1
250 200- 1959
to 
250 211 - 1959
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
Artist sleeves
A 1
.
to 
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Sleeve not available
for scan
Louis Armstrong
       
A 2
12 905 - 1961
to 
12 985 - 1961
Old Merry Tale Jazzband
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued