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Revised 23/7/12

TOP RANK
UK Labels and company sleeves 1959-1962

Labels

Cat. no. on left side
Gold design
Cat. no. on left side
Silver design
Cat. no. on top
Silver design
Cat. no. on top
Gold design
JAR 101 - jan 1959
to
 JAR 102 - feb 1959
JAR 102 - feb 1959
to
 JAR 117 - apr 1959
JAR 124 - may 1959
to
 JAR 201 - sep 1959
JAR 203 - sep 1959
JAR 144 - jul 1959
Occasionally
The Rank Organisation was a British entertainment company formed during 1937. It was the largest and most vertically-integrated film company in Britain, owning production, distribution and exhibition facilities.
In 1959, Rank set up Rank Records Ltd. and Jaro Records, a jazz subsidiary.
Top Rank used several different pressing plants.
Cat. no. on top
Silver design
JAR 174 - oct 1959
Occasionally
 
EMI takeover
JAR 202 - oct 1959
to
JAR 432 - aug 1960
Top Rank bankrupt
JAR 500 - sep 1960
to
JAR 617 - apr 1962
EMI dropping the label in favour of their own Stateside 
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
JAR 101
to
JAR 195
+ JAR 198/201 and 203, 
. Ref 67........................  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
JAR 204 - oct 1959
to
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. Ref 67A  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
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to
JAR 432 - aug 1960
+ JAR 196, 197 and 202
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
JAR 500 - sep 1960
to
JAR 617 - apr 1962
Normal red print
Front
Back
. Ref 67B  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4 x
1960
to
1962
Red misprint
Front
Back
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Ray Flight, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Top Rank Records from Global Dog Productions
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