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Revised 18/7/14

TEMPO
DE Labels and Company Sleeves 1954-1968

Labels

501 - 1954
to
667 - 1958
678 - 1958
to
984 - 1966
991- 1967
to
1018 - 1968
Label discontinued
In 1931, Otto Stahmann in Berlin-Wilmersdorf founded the record company Schallplattenindustrie Otto Stahmann Brillant AG. Focus was the production of records with a popular repertoire at an affordable price, designed to be sold in department stores and shops. In mid 1937, the company was renamed
Tempo Schallplatten GmbH Otto Stahmann.
The arrival of beat music decreased the sales of cheap labels significantly from the mid 1960s. Tempo closed in 1968.
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Tempo Miniplay  - 7'' 78 RPM
MP 1006
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MP 1015
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
501- 1954
to 
1958
 Cut straight  Inside glued   
The two following sleeves  were used from about # 715 (1959) to 830 (1961) as picture sleeves, without a hole and with the titles in the yellow strip. Then the drawing was replaced by a colour picture (always with a girl) and the yellow strip turned white - but still with the titles in it.
There are no "company sleeves" of the colour picture variants.
No 2
813 - 1961
to 
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Picture sleeve version
   Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 3
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to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 4
853 - 1962
to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued   
Tempo Miniplay
M 1
MP 1006
to 
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   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Johan Alberda, Berlin, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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