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EMI Record tokens

A neat little piece of record retail ephemera, these small red and black stickers were supplied by EMI for shop staff to stick onto sleeves and other odds and ends. This one I found on the corner of one of those generic white 7″ card bags sold to store singles in. From the song titles this looks to date from the early Sixties but what the record actually was I’m not sure, maybe a cover versions EP?

Record tokens were very useful for older relatives so they could treat teenagers without getting it very wrong! There are some examples of actual tokens on the site.

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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