Stock taking

Polygram stock bag single.jpg

These two generic bags turned up in a pile of 7″ singles recently, their utilitarian nature suggests they’d be off to land fill if I didn’t intervene!  They would seem to be stock bags, issued by the labels concerned to shops so they could keep track of the stock bought and sold, along with other catalogue information.  It’s the sort of routine work any record shop had to do to keep track of what was coming and going at a time of high sales.  I would date them to the late 1970s on the strength of the slightly uneasy typography of the PolyGram logo which came in around 1976.  Most shops made their own stock bags up using a white card sleeve, either just writing the information on or adding it to a sticker.  There may well be others out there.

RCA stock bag single.jpg

About simon robinson

Having worked as a graphic designer in the music industry, mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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