DECCA
DE Labels and Company Sleeves 1954-1969

Labels (17000 - 19000 series)

D 17 150 - 1954
to
D 17 830 - 1954
D 17 327 - 1954
to
D 19 064 - 1960
D 17 772 - 1954
to
D 17 830 - 1954
D 18058 - 1955
to
D 18256 - 1956
Former stockbroker Edward Lewis formed The Decca Record Company Limited in the United Kingdom in 1929. The company started releasing records under the Decca trademark. 
A US branch, Decca Records, Inc., was launched in 1934. This branch was sold off during World War II, but the UK & US companies continued to release each other’s recordings in their respective territories. In the UK, US Decca recordings were released on the Brunswick label from 1934 until 1968, when the MCA Records label was established. Brunswick was also used elsewhere in Europe and other countries. However, some European countries released recordings from the two companies on the same Decca label, sometimes with the extra slogan “American Series”. 
In 1935, The Decca Record Company Limited contracted with EMI companies in Australia, New Zealand, India and elsewhere for the release of UK & US Decca recordings in those territories. This deal gave US Decca the rights to release recordings from the Parlophone and Odeon labels in North America. 
In 1947, The Decca Record Company established the London Records trademark in the US, Canada, South America, and the Far East, as they couldn't use their own Decca trademark in those territories anymore. 
Stereo
Stereo
SD 18 984 - 1969
SD 18 953 - 1959
D 19 059 - 1960
to
D 19 083 - 1960
D 19 075 - 1960
to
D 19 111 - 1960
D 19 079 - 1960
to
D 19 328 - 1962
 D 19 337 - 1962
to
D 19 643 - 1964
D 19 639 - 1954
to
D 19 803 - 1966
D 19 818 - 1966
to
D 19 881 - 1967
D 19 881 - 1967
to
D 19 998 - 1969
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DM 80 000
American series
DM 29 000
Export pressing for the
Swiss book club Ex Libris
TST 77 080
Stereo
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Labels (25 000 series)
DL 25 013 - 1959
to
DL 25 027 - 1960
SDL 25 014 - 1959
STEREO
 DL 25 044 - 1961
to
DL 25 064 - 1962
DL 25 077 - 1962
to
DL 25 160 - 1964
DL 25 157 - 1964
to
DL 25 246 - 1966
20 031 - 1966
Club Edition
Made for the Swiss book club EX-LIBRIS 
DL 25 230 - 1966
to
DL 25 302 - 1967
DL 25 306 - 1967
to
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EP (1954-1964)
DX 1701 - 1954
to
DX 1708 - 1954
DX 1722 - 1954
to
DX 1728 - 1954
DX 1757 - 1955
to
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DX 1887 - 1956
to
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DX 1956 - 1957
to
DX 2016 - 1958
DX 2012 - 1958
to
DX 2136 - 1960
DX 2139 - 1961
to
DX 2189 - 1966
SDX 2249 - 1963
to
SDX 2285 - 1964
Special issue for
Deutschen Bücherbund
BD 8009 - 1961
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1954
to 
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Push-out centre
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
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to 
1955
Push-out centre
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
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to 
1955
Push-out centre
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
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to
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3 lines
3 lines
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right
No 5
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to 
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Red corner
3 lines
3 lines
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
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to
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Red corner
2 lines
2 lines
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
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to
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Red border
2 lines
2 lines
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right
No 8
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to
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2 lines
2 lines
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 9
1960
to
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Sleeve not available
for scan
       
No 10
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to 
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"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabe-Bedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 11
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to
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"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabe-Bedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 12
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to
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"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabebedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 13
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to
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"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabe-Bedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 14
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to 
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"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabe-Bedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 15
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to 
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 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued
No 16
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to 
1962
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 17
1962
to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued - double  
No 18
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to 
1966
   Cut straight  Inside glued - double  
No 19
1966
to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 19 x
Nov 1969
to 
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As above.
 When they got a hit selling faster than the picture sleeves could be delivered, a company sleeve was used with a special print. Here they used an old sleeve as no. 20 already was in use.
(D 29 013 - Nov 1969).
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 20
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to 
1968
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 21
1968
to 
1969
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
Stereo sleeves
S 1
SD 18 953 - 1959
to 
SD 18 984 - 1969
18 000-series
"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabenedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
S 2
SDL 25 014 - 1959
to 
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25 000-series
"Sollte sich..."
"Abgabenedingung"
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
Artist sleeves
A 1
D 18 540 - 1957
to 
D 19 117 - 1960
Vico Torriani 
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
A 2
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to 
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Vico Torriani 
Stereo
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
A 3
D 18 535 - 1957
to 
D 18 537 - 1957
Lys Assia
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued   
A 4
D 18 982 - 1959
to 
D 19 161 - 1961
Caterina Valente
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued
A 5
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to 
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Caterina Valente
Stereo
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
A 6
D 19 079 - 1960
to 
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Caterina Valente
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
EP sleeves
EP 1
1954
to 
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Sleeve not available
for scan
 
       
EP 2
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to 
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
 Export issue
UK Decca's 1982 re-issue series of previous hit releases but featuring the original 1960's 'curved' Decca logo design rather than the later 'box' Decca logo. All the pressings appear to be of German manufacture although this isn't mentioned on the record labels but is on some of the Decca sleeves which accompany the records.
There is a nearly invisible "Made in Western Germany" stamped in the wax.
The releases are all however UK releases and appear in the Music Master catalogue 'British Pop Singles 1975-1984'.
E 1
F 11059 - 1982
to 
F 13924 - 1982
Made in Western Germany
   Cut straight  Inside glued