by John Delaney
Whether you are an avid record collector or someone who simply bought a number of records when younger, this book will serve as a useful guide in ascertaining what sleeve a particular record would have most likely come in when new.
This impeccable reference book features close to 1000 sleeves dating from when the 7 inch record was introduced in the UK at the end of 1952 until now. All these ageing pieces of paper, of which a number are getting increasingly difficult to find, are presented here – for each label in chronological order with the approximate dates of their life span.
Each sleeve has its unique reference number which makes it easy for collectors to compare them. Despite the common record company sleeves, the book also contains ex-jukebox sleeves, shops own sleeves and film lined card replacement sleeves.
This 600 paged solid reference book includes a rarity guide (rated 1-5) for each and every original sleeve and even denotes which sleeves are currently available as reproductions.
These sleeves belong to an array of over 350 different record companies or labels. Each label is represented with a brief history, including fascinating stories about their owners/founders and artists. Every British label that has ever produced a company sleeve are included.
Having the proper Record Company sleeve paired to an orginal record can increase the total value by a significant amount. No longer will you have to wonder if that old record you’ve just come across and its sleeve have been lifetime partners. Look inside the bookBook info