Category Archives: 78 rpm sleeves

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

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Crate Digging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Crate Digging | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Crate Digging | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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?

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Accessories | Tagged , , , , ,

Sonora

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

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Crate Digging | Tagged , , ,

Olympic record sleeve

With the Olympics just over, here’s a sleeve produced for a cancelled games over 70 years ago…

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Crate Digging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Elvis and Lynn

I was quite excited when I found this 10″ sleeve recently, though the excitement quickly diminished when I realised it lacked the Elvis Presley 78rpm record which it once housed – but what do you expect for 50p (it had … Continue reading

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves, Crate Digging | Leave a comment

Gramophone Record

Just in case you picked this up in the early 1920s and didn’t know what it was? A record sleeve so basic you wonder why they even bothered to print anything on it at all, the vintage equivalent of those … Continue reading

Posted in 78 rpm sleeves | Leave a comment