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RCA VICTOR US Labels and Company Sleeves 1949-1995
 
Record No.
Silver on turqouise
Record No.
Gold on turqouise
Boxed "45" RPM
Silver on turqouise
Matrix no.
Silver on turqouise
47- 2718 - apr 1949
to
47- 2786 - may 1949
47- 2844 - apr 1949
to
47-3761 - apr 1950
47- 3967 - nov 1950
to
47- 4220 - aug 1951
47- 4345 - oct 1951
to
47- 4572 - 1952
In 1929, Radio Corporation of America (RCA) purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, then the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs (including the famous "Victrola") and phonograph records (in British English, "gramophone records"). The company then became RCA-Victor. With Victor, RCA acquired New World rights to the famous Nipper trademark.
In 1949, when RCA first introduced the 45 rpm record, they issued them on different colors of vinyl to indicate the type of music the record was. While the color coding didn't catch on, the 45's certainly did.
 
WBY 90
Bluebird Children's Records
WBY 72
Bluebird Children's Records
 
Dog on right side
Dog on top
Large "45 RPM"
Dog on top
One line
Dog on top
Small "45 RPM"
47- 4573 - 1952
to
47- 5700 - 1954
47- 5700 - 1954
to
47- 7413 - 1958
47- 6420 - 1956
to
.
47- 7555 - 1959
to
47- 8550 - 1965
 
PRM 246
Reissue of 1949 hit
47-6732 - 1956
Contract press ?
10046
International Division
Export
F4 2 - 1961
International
Issued as PM 45 1166 in Italy
 
Dog on top
"Living Stereo"
Dog on top
"Living Stereo"
Dog on left side
47- 8335 - 1964
Camy Productions was owned by Neil Sedaka
61- 7745 - 1960
Hugo & Luigi
61- 7747 - 1960
47- 8551 - 1965
to
47- 9650 - 1968
 
47- 9650 - 1968
74 - 0100 - 1969
PB 10001 - 1974
to
47- 9999 - 1971
74 - 0999 - 1974
PB 10500 - 1975
In 1973 RCA started releasing singles with two international series. The LPB0 series lasted only two releases 5000 and 5001 (both 1973 - no copyright information at the bottom of the label).
All other US pressed LPB0 singles are for export. See below. The APBO series ran from 0001 (1973) through 0296 (1974).
BOTH THESE SERIES are running while
the 74-0100 and PB-10000 series are running.
PB 10026
Rigdes
Pressed by Capitol
 
Export 1973-1974
EX suffix added
American press
for the UK market
48-1001 -  1971
to
48-1036 - 1973
The 48-0000 series was a contiuation of the 47-0000 monaural series. 
PB 10501 - 1975
to
PB 10757 - 1976
March/may - 1975
RCA's pressing plant in Rockaway, New Jersey printed the initial batch in grey instead of tan. They used them up before switching to the correct colour.
 
PB 10758 - 1976
to
1982
1982
to
1985
 
1987
to
1990
8917 7 R - 1989
Jukebox 100th Anniversary
9078 7 R - 1989
Jukebox 100th Anniversary
 
1991
to
1994
1994
to
1995
 
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
47- 2718 - 1949
to
.
U notch - large hole
No. 21-100-90-1
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 2 a
.
to
.
V notch - small hole
Red print
No. 21-100-90-1
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2 b
.
to
.
V notch - small hole
Brown print
No. 21-100-90-1
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 3
.
to
.
Large text/logo
No. 21-100-90-2
   Cut notch  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
.
Large text/logo
Large notch
No. 21-100-90-2
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
Transparent version of No 4 - see RCA 48-series
No 5
.
to
.
Small text/logo
Large notch
No. 21-100-90-2
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to 
Nov 1950
Large text/logo
Small Notch
No. 21-100-90-2 - Diff. font
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 7 a
Nov 1950
to
.
Red print on brown
Boxed "45"
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 7 b
Nov 1950
to
.
Red print on greenish
Boxed "45"
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 8 a
.
to
.
Red print on greenish
Boxed "45"
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 8 b
.
to
1952
Brown print on brown
Boxed "45"
Record care
21-100-139-3
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 9
1952
to
.
. Ref 138  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 10
.
to
.
.  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 11 a
47-5675 - 1954 ?
to
.
Red
. Ref 138A  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 11 b
47-5675 - 1954 ?
to
.
Dull red
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 12
.
to
47-7413 - 1958 ?
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 13 a
1954
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 13 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 14
.
to
1955
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 15 a
1959
to
.
 
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 15 b
.
to
.
 
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 15 c
.
to
.
 
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 16 a
.
to
.
Living Stereo
...
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 16 b
.
to
.
Living Stereo
...
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 16 c
.
to
1960
Living Stereo
...
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 18 a
1960
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued   47-7745 -1960
No 18 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 19 a
.
to
.
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 19 b
.
to
47-8542 - 1965 ?
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
 
No 20
47-8749 - 1966 ?
to
.
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 21
.
to
.
. Ref 138B  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 22
.
to
.
21-107-1-1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 23
.
to
.
Logo low
21-107-1-1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 24
.
to
1969
21-107-1-1
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 25
1969
to
.
Text below CA
1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-85
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 26
.
to
.
Text below RCA
1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-85
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 27
.
to
.
Low cut on the front
1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-86
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 28
.
to
1971
Low cut on the back
1969 RCA New York
21-107-1-86
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 29
1971
to
.
Text on the front
1971 RCA Records
21-107-1-92
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 30
.
to
1974
Text on the back
1971 RCA Records
21-107-1-92
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 31
.
to
1974
Text on the back
1971 RCA Records
21-107-1-92
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 32
1974
to
.
1974 RCA Records
21-107-1 PART 92A
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 33
.
to
.
Brownish
1974 RCA Records
21-107-1 PART 92B
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 34
.
to
.
Greyish
1974 RCA Records
21-107-1 PART 92B
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 35
1985
to
1989
1985 RCA/Ariola
21-107-1 Pt 92C
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 36
1987
to
1991
1987 BMG Music
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
No 37
1992
to
1993
1992 BMG Music
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
No 38
1993
to
1995
1993 BMG Music
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
No 39
1995
1995 BMG Music
.
   Cut straight  Inside gued  
Export sleeve
E 1
Export Sleeve
1972 - 1975
Never used on
domestic releases
21-107-1  PT4
   Curved top  Inside glued  
Special sleeves
S 1
47-4027 - 1951
to
47-4053 - 1951
Form 2S4324
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
S 2 a
447 0031
to
.
Glenn Miller reissues
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
S 2 b
.
to
447 0047
Glenn Miller reissues
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
S 3
1953
to
1957
Generic sleeve for Eddie Fisher releases.

Coke Time with Eddie Fisher was a variety television series starring singer Eddie Fisher which was broadcast by NBC from 1953 to 1957.

   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued