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BRITISH RECORD LABEL LISTINGS (Catalogues) For Sale

IMPORTANT: All available stocks of these catalogues (catalogs) have been shipped to Canada and are kept by the publisher's family, as listed below. Prices have been added in the first column in British currency, although you can also pay in American or Canadian dollars, or Euros. Shipping from Canada will be added, payment via PayPal or by transfer in UK money to a British bank account. Because of the cost of Airmail shipping from Canada, prices have been significantly lowered to help buyers.

These Record Information Services publications can be purchased through this website. Also, many of the items are sold on eBay (check here - http://www.ebay.ca/usr/anditriedit) and also on the international eBid websites, priced in the currency of that site (UK, American, Canadian, European currency, etc.) - UK eBid links are shown where applicable.

Apart from the two Directory volumes, all catalogues include month & date of issue in addition to full artist and title details, also in many catalogues the labels of origin if licensed from elsewhere (which usually means from USA labels); many catalogues feature a comprehensive label history and other detailed information of interest to the record collector or researcher.

NOTE that all catalogues were produced in the standard European sizes of A4 (which is similar in size to Letter used in North America) and A5 (which is half the size of A4)

We are in possession of the official, complete UK London singles master files (which numerically list all issued and unissued material in the MSC / MS- series), and other official Decca company files, like the Brunswick and the Vogue / Vocalion label files. These items are for sale at the right price.

For further information or to order any of the catalogues listed below, please contact Guy Pelletier at the email address above

Last revised 19-Mar-2017

Please enquire about availability

(British) LONDON (American) Singles Catalogue, 1949-1982
 

SADLY, THE ORIGINAL PRINTING OF THIS CLASSIC CATALOGUE HAS JUST ABOUT SOLD OUT. A HANDFUL OF GOOD COPIES ARE LEFT, OR FAULTY COPIES ARE AVAILABLE WITH ANY MISSING INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY PHOTOCOPIES.
Complete 78/45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1949-1982. The definitive guide to this legendary label, includes label history, label changes & photos, and many more interesting facts. As a bonus includes 7000 Export label, plus FELSTED AF 100 Singles series, 1958-1960. A5 format, 120 pp booklet, laminate cover. Supplied with separate Artist Index - click here for more information
4.00

(British) DECCA Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1954-1983
 
Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue (78 rpm issues are noted), late 1953 to 1983 (F 10200 to 13924, end of series), and including every track matrix number. With full Label History and Explanatory Notes, and sections on Export Records, Matrix Numbers, Unissued & Withdrawn Records, 12" Singles, Picture Sleeves, Stereo Singles, "Special" Series & Reissues, Demo Records & Test Pressings, Chart Commentary, Label Changes & Photos.
A5 format (approx), 124 pp booklet, laminate cover (NOTE some rusting of staples is possible)
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/uk-decca-45-78-rpm-singles-catalogue-1954-1983-full-matrix-listing-141029155.htm

3.00

(British) CAPITOL Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1954-1981
 
Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue (78 rpm issues are noted), late 1953 to 1981 (CL 14000 to 16198, end of series), with full British & American label history and Explanatory notes, and sections on Unissued Records, Reissues, Demo Records, Promotional & Gimmick Records, Picture Sleeves, 12" Singles, Coloured Vinyls, Picture Discs, Stereo Singles, Chart Commentary, Matrix Numbers, Discotheque/Soul "Special" Series, Label Changes & Photos.
A5 format, 72 pp booklet, glossy card cover (NOTE some rusting of staples is likely)
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/uk-capitol-1954-1981-45-rpm-78-rpm-singles-catalogue-137211897.htm

2.99

(British) Capitol 78 & 45 rpm Singles & EP Catalogue, 1948-1955

Complete CL 13000 / 14000 Singles series from December 1948 to December 1955 (start of Capitol issues in Britain
to the finish of pressings via Decca at CL 14380)
NOTE: This is an original RIS duplicated (meaning printed on a duplicator) listing dating from 1977,
A4-size double-sided sheets, now supplied as loose sheets (see notes below)
http://ca.ebid.net/for-sale/uk-capitol-1948-1955-complete-british-78-45-rpm-singles-eps-catalogue-137203881.htm

6.00

British Directory of Popular 78/45 rpm Singles, 1950-1980, Volume 1
 
Offering bulk information in the form of the basic collector details of Catalogue Number, Artist & Titles, with a guide to dating. Features COLUMBIA (DB main series, also Clef, SCM, DC Export, FB, Blue Beat & more); DECCA (F 9200 onwards); HMV (B & POP main series, also 7M, BD & more). Covers a generous 31 years - January 1950 to December 1980.
A4 format, 148 pp, perfect bound, laminated soft-cover
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/9780907872023-uk-columbia-hmv-decca-1950-1980-45-78-rpm-singles-catalogue-141028950.htm

6.00

British Directory of Popular 78/45 rpm Singles, 1950-1980, Volume 2
  
 Offering bulk information as above for Vol. One. Features:
APPLE - BELTONA - BRUNSWICK - CAPITOL - CORAL - DERAM - E.M.I. - HARVEST - INFINITY - M.C.A. - PARLOPHONE - PATHE - PURPLE - REGAL-ZONOPHONE - RHINO - SIDEWALK - T.REX - TAMMI - THRESHOLD - UNI
Covers a generous 31 years - January 1950 to December 1980.
A4 format, 132 pp, perfect bound, laminated softcover
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/9780907872061-uk-parlophone-emi-mca-harvest-beltona-etc-1950-1980-45-78-rpm-catalogue-141028956.htm

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 1
 
(British) VOGUE / VOCALION Complete 78/45 rpm V 9000 Singles Catalogue, 1951-1968 (start to finish of issues)
(British) ATLANTIC / ATCO Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1964-1972
(British) LONDON (American) 10" & 12" LP Listing - Part 1, 1949-1959
with full label histories and other information, A5 format, 48 pp card cover booklet
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/uk-atlantic-atco-45s-1964-72-vogue-vocalion-9000-45-78s-1951-68-london-lps-137203879.htm

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 2
 
(British) (VOGUE) CORAL Complete 78/45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1954-1967 (start to finish of issues)
(British) WARNER BROS Complete 45 rpm (+ 78s) Singles Catalogue, 1960-1971
(British) SALVO Complete Label Catalogue - Singles & LPs, 1962 (start to finish of label)
(British) LONDON (American) LP Listing - Part 2, 1959-1961
all with full label histories and other information, A5 format, 52 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 3
 
(British) BRUNSWICK Complete 78/45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1952-1967 (start to finish of issues)
(British) POLYGON Complete 78 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1950-1955 (start to finish of issues)
(British) LYRAGON & JAZZ TODAY Complete Labels - 78 rpm, EPs & LPs, 1952-1955 (start to finish of issues)
(British) LONDON (American) LP Listing - Part 3, 1961-1962
with full label histories and other information, A5 format, 52 pp card cover booklet (NOTE The staples are likely to be rusted)
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/uk-brunswick-78-45s-1952-67-polygon-lyragon-label-1950-55-london-lps-1961-62-137203880.htm

8.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 4 (In Very Short Supply)
 
(British) PYE INTERNATIONAL Complete 78/45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1958-1979 (start to finish of 7N 25000 series)
(British) BRUNSWICK "Soul" 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1973-1977 (start to finish of series)
(British) LONDON (American) LP Listing - Part 4, 1962-1964
with full label histories and other information, A5 format, 52 pp card cover booklet (NOTE The staples are likely to be rusted)

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 5
 
(British) COLUMBIA Complete Early 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1953-1956 (start to finish of series)
(British) PARLOPHONE Complete Early 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1953-1956 (start to finish of series)
(British) VOLE & DOLLAR GAS Complete Singles, 1976-1981 (start to finish of labels)
(British) LONDON (American) LP Listing - Part 5, 1964-1969
with full label histories and other information, A5 format (approx), 48 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 6
 
(British) H.M.V. Complete Early 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1953-1956 (start to finish of series)
(British) M-G-M Complete Early 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1953-1956 (start to finish of series)
(British) CONQUEST Complete Label - 78/45 rpm & EP, 1956-1969 (start to finish of label)
(British) LONDON (American) LP Listing - Part 6, 1969-1980
with full label histories and other information, A5 format, 48 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 7
 
(British) LONDON (American) Complete EP (Extended Play) Catalogue, 1954-1965 (start to finish of series)
(British) PHILIPS Complete 78/45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1953-1958 (for later issues, follow this link)
 
 with full Philips label history and other information, A5 format, 48 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 8
 
(British) FONTANA Complete 78/45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1958-1981 (start to finish of original label)
 
with full label history and other information about this Philips subsidiary label, plus Artist Index.
A5 format, 48 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 17
 
(British) TEMPO Complete Label Catalogue - 78/45 rpm Singles, EPs & LPs, 1946-1961 (start to finish of label)
(British) LONDON JAZZ & JAZZ MAN Complete Labels Catalogue - 78 rpm & LP, 1949-1952 (start to finish of labels)
Lots of Jazz, both Modern & Trad, plus Skiffle, Blues, etc.
all with full label histories and combined Artist Index, A5 format, 40 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No.18

(British) PICCADILLY Complete Label Catalogue - Singles, EPs & LPs, 1961-1968 (start to finish of original label)
 
a PYE subsidiary label, full of 1960s Pop & Beat material
with full label history and Artist Index, A5 format, 40 pp card cover booklet

3.00

RECORD INFORMATION No. 19
 
(British) DAWN Complete Label Catalogue (Singles & LPs), 1969-1976 (start to finish of original label)
(British) FAMOUS, KONK, MIDDLE EARTH, ORANGE & AMITY Complete Labels - Singles & LPs
 
with full label history of PYE subsidiary DAWN and for the other independent labels, with combined Artist Index,
A5 format, 40 pp card cover booklet
www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/uk-dawn-konk-middle-earth-orange-amity-famous-45s-lps-catalogue-1969-1976-141029154.htm

 

Issues 9 to 16 in the "Record Information" series were issued in a loose-leaf format for insertion in a ring-binder, professionally printed on red paper on both sides and hole-punched on the left-hand side for binder insertion. All of these loose-leaf issues have full Artist Indexes. Later these issues were offered in comb-bound format, most with added label listings printed to order. Because of weight issues and the high cost of A4 size paper in North America, the original pre-printed "Record Information" sheets are being offered as originally intended on their own (except for MGM) and without comb-binding to save weight for shipping and extra processing time.
All of the discarded additional listings may be made available free online here - UK Label Listings

2.25 Record
Information
No. 9
 
(British) Top Rank Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles & EPs Catalogue, 1959 to 1962
(start to finish of label)
 
2.50 Record
Information
No. 10
enhanced
(British) M-G-M Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1948 to 1982 (start to effective finish of singles)
(British) MUSIC FACTORY Complete 45 rpm Singles, 1968 (whole of this small MGM subsidiary)
Record Information 10 stopped in December 1959, the remaining issues were supplied on single-sided white A4 paper but will now
be supplied on American Letter size, causing a slight but unavoidable mis-match in sizes between the old and new.
2.25 Record
Information
No. 11
 
(British) DOT, PARAMOUNT, GREENE BOTTLE & TUMBLEWEED
Complete Singles & LPs Catalogues, 1969-1974
(start to finish of labels)
(British) NEIGHBORHOOD Complete Label Catalogue, Singles & LPs, 1972-1983
(start to finish of label)
 
2.25 Record
Information
No. 12
 
(British) MERCURY & EmArcy Complete 78/45 rpm Singles & EPs Catalogue, 1954-1963
(from start of British label to end of EMI pressings)
 
2.25

Record
Information
No. 13

 
(British) Stateside Complete Singles & EPs Catalogue, 1962 to 1987
(start to finish of the main label)
 
(British) Private Stock Complete Label Catalogue, Singles & LPs, 1974 to 1979 (start to finish of label).
 
8.00 Record
Information
No. 14
(In very
short supply)
(British) TAMLA-MOTOWN Complete Singles, EPs & LPs Catalogue, 1959-1970 
All fully track-listed and with details of the original American releases, including where British issues differ from their American counterpart, every Tamla Motown release issued from 1959 (start of the label in Britain) to December 1970, including all Tamla Motown releases on London, Fontana, Oriole and Stateside as well as under its own logo. Compiled directly from official records held during the 1970s by the British Tamla Motown office, then housed within EMI. A4 comb bound publication, 26 pages, with full Artist Index
Please enquire

(British) TAMLA-MOTOWN Complete Singles & LPs Catalogue, Part Two, 1970-1975 (In Very Short Supply)
 
This is a reduced size facsimile of the original A4 RIS numerical label listing for Tamla Motown, Part Two, the complete Singles (there were no EPs) and LPs (all fully track-listed and with details of the original American releases, including where British issues differ from their American counterpart, plus every month & year issue date) issued from January 1971 to August 1975. This booklet also includes releases on Tamla subsidiary labels Rare Earth and Mowest, and also Tamla related LPs issued on Starline, Music For Pleasure & Sounds Superb. Compiled directly from official records held during the 1970s by the British Tamla Motown office, then housed within EMI. An A5 booklet, 44 pages.

2.25 Record
Information
No. 15
(British) EMBASSY Complete 78/45 rpm & EP Catalogue, 1954-1965
 
The first and original numerical label listing for Embassy, best remembered as the "Woolworth's label", all 78 & 45 rpm Singles and EPs
issued from 1954 to 1965 (start to finish of the label).
Updates can be found here - Embassy Additions  - and a basic Embassy LP listing here -
Embassy LPs, 1959-1965
 
2.25 Record
Information
No. 16
 
(British) Starlite Complete Label Catalogue, all Singles, EPs & LPs, 1958-1977
(start to finish of label)
(British) Palette Complete Label Catalogue, 1960-1967 (which was only 45 rpm Singles)
 
2.25 PHILIPS
1957-1970

(British) PHILIPS Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1957-1970
 
From start of 45 rpm releases to December 1970, and includes late 1950s residual 78 rpm - earlier issues in Record Information 7.
Series listed include: JK 1000 "Juke-Box" series (1957); JAZ 100 "Jazz" series (1960-1961); PB 766 to 1244 series (1957-1962)
326000 series (1962-1963); BF 1245 to 1841 series (1963-1970); 6006 000 series (1970)
plus miscellaneous 45 rpm issues
With informative historical comment and notes, plus full Artist Index, professionally printed white double-sided sheets (not hole punched)
http://ca.ebid.net/for-sale/uk-philips-complete-45-78-rpm-singles-catalogue-1957-1970-137203887.htm

 

The following label listings were originally printed to order on single-sided A4 size sheets and supplied in comb-bound format.
They will now be supplied as loose sheets to save weight, printed on double-sided American Letter size paper, or they can also be sent as PDF files via email.

2.50

ORIOLE
1950-1965

 
(British) ORIOLE Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles & EP Catalogue, 1950-1965
(from start to finish of label)
 
A Complete listing of all Singles & EPs issued in Britain on the independent Oriole label
 
2.50 PYE &
PYE JAZZ
1955-1965

 
(British) PYE (NIXA) Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1955-1965
(N / 7N 15000 Series)
 
(British) PYE (NIXA) "Jazz" Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1956-1964
(NJS / NJ / 7NJ 2000 series)
 

2.50 PYE
1965-1970

 
(British) PYE Complete 7N 17000 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1965-1970

 
Continuation of the PYE 7N 15000 series
 

2.50 RCA
(VICTOR)
1957-1970

 
(British) RCA (VICTOR) Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1957-1970

Complete RCA 1000 Singles series from May 1957 (start of British RCA) to December 1970 (up to RCA 2040)
 

2.50 BELL
1968-1982

(British) BELL Complete Singles, EP & LP Catalogue, 1968-1982

A complete listing of all records issued in Britain under the Bell logo, with label history & additional labels of origin.
 Note that whilst full details are given for the Singles & EP, the LPs are not track listed
 

2.50 EMBER
1960-1979
SUE
1963-1968

(British) EMBER Complete Singles Catalogue, 1960-1979 + SUE Complete Singles, 1963-1968

A complete listing of all Singles issued in Britain on the independent Ember label, also for subsidiary labels Speciality & CBM
Plus, a complete listing of all Singles issued in Britain on the independent Sue & Brit labels, 1963-1968
 

2.50 VOGUE
Vocalion
1951-1962
(British) VOGUE V 2000 78/45 series incorp. GV (Good Time Jazz), SV (Seeco) & CV (Contemporary) prefixes, 1951-1962
Miscellaneous Vogue V 300 / V 400 / B 1 / E 1 / KJ 1 / GTJ / Vocalion V 1000 78 rpm Series, 1951-1954

A complete listing of all Singles (78 & 45 rpm) issued in Britain on the Vogue label, including miscellaneous series and the Vocalion V 1000 series, all mainly of Jazz interest but with some interesting Blues & R&B thrown in the mix.

For further information or to order any of the above, please contact the email address at the top of the page

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