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Company Sleeve History from 1963 to 1971
(Update: 12th. February 2012)

PARLOPHONE Company Sleeve
The changes in company sleeve designs were similar to those of the other EMI labels and the changes between the different designs  occurred at approximately the same times.
There were no picture sleeves for the singles in the MSP number series. For the (45-)R-series there were a few promo picture sleeves and probably only two singles released with picture sleeves before 1975. Both of these picture sleeves are The Beatles' singles.
Notice* Click some sleeve pictures, so you can see the large picture image.

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Part-4: Company Green Sleeve #2 (Used from November 1964 untill autumn1965)
With EMI logo in rectangular box and "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
Changed the words "USE THE NEW EMITEX" instead of "USE EMITEX".
  • I Feel Fine (R 5200) 1st. press: 27th November. 1964
  • Ticket To Ride (R 5265) 1st. Press: 9th April. 1965
  • Help! (R 5305) 1st. Press: 23th July. 1965
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Green sleeve type-2A (from Nov. 1964 to late 1965?)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveB sleeveB Wavy cut  Type-A at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front. The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve

Green sleeve type-2B  (from late 1964? to late 1965?)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveB sleeveB Wavy cut Type-A at top.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 8 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued bottom and right.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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Part-5: Company Green Sleeve #3 (from mid 1965? to late 1965?)
Green sleeve with green Parlophone logo and EMI logo in rectangular box.
With "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
"Miners" advertisement on the back.
The price for the EMI record tokens was 6/- to 50/- on this sleeve.
  • Ticket To Ride (R 5265) 1st. Press: 9th April. 1965
  • Help! (R 5305) 1st. Press: 23th July. 1965
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Green sleeve type-3A (from mid.1965? to late 1965?)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveB sleeveB Wavy cut Type-A at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "BIG M" advert on back, without "Write for free sample" credit.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
logo

Green sleeve type-3B (Used late 1965?) (Sorry, I don't have it)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveB sleeveB Wavy cut Type-A at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "BIG M" advert on back, with "Write for free sample" credit.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
logo



Sleeve Form variations #1: Open top cut
Type-1 Type-2 Type-3 Type-4 Type-5
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
Straight cut Slight curved cut Wavy cut Type-A Wavy cut Type-B Tab cut

Sleeve Form variations #2: Glued
Type-1 Type-2 Type-3
sleeve sleeve sleeve
Inside glued Glued left & right Glued bottom & right



backPart-3: Company Green Sleeve #1  Part-6: Company Green Sleeve #4 back

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