Category Archives: 78 rpm sleeves

Christmas sleeve

I cannot trace James Russell & Co. This charming Christmas sleeve printed for their record department looks to be from the 1930s judging by the stylistic outline drawings of the man and woman who are carrying the letters which make … Continue reading

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Binn’s department store

I kind of assumed Binn’s department stores must have sold gramophone players and records at some time, but this is the first 78 rpm bag featuring their name I have found. In fact the shop had three slightly different ones … Continue reading

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Records and railway tickets

Palmer, W. G. & Son, on the North End Road in Kensington apparently not only sold gramophone players, wireless sets, and of course 78 rpm records, but also acted as a ticket agency for all the London Theatres and even rail … Continue reading

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rubber stamps and brown paper

Three more brown paper record bags which give us more glimpses of shopping for records in the past. The London Jazz Club on Bryanston Street, near Marble Arch, was a popular jazz venue in the fifties (referred to as the The … Continue reading

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Stitched up

As anyone who has spent some time nosing around this site will know, I am always interested in the way people have adapted or made vinyl sleeves to suit themselves; a cover made from a vintage pre-War Kelloggs box, others … Continue reading

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Winner takes all

Is this where the phrase Disc Jockey comes from? This horse rider, dashing for the last furlong with a record in each hand, was painted for an early label called Winner Records, and appeared on their labels for twenty years … Continue reading

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For War Office Use

I’m a sucker for home made record sleeves as people who’ve followed postings here will know. Here’s another which turned up the other day; a resourceful make do and mender in the fifties discovered that a strong envelope was just … Continue reading

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Record store day 2014

We’re all fairly familiar with recycling these days, and for older people it must seem strange to witness this fervour for carefully sorting and dumping different types of material, as it was second nature to most people especially during the … Continue reading

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Columbia boxed

An interesting (well I thought so!) vintage Columbia records shipping box found recently. Will anyone be chasing down early Amazon shipping boxes in 80 years time?

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Sonora

A really ‘of the time’ 78 rpm sleeve from the Swedish label Sonora, printed in 1940.

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