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  19th Jun 2012, 8:11 AM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
Oakley Boys

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Does anyone have an opinion about original white UK paper sleeves. I mention it because several labels released issues in the '60's in plain white sleeves e.g. Atlantic, Track, Purdah etc. Some of the top opening patterns were quite unique and I wondered if much value was placed on the original white sleeves.Most turned a brown colour and were discarded but I sometimes wonder if it's worth keeping hold of these.-Mick

  19th Jun 2012, 8:21 AM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  
Dr Doom

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Wavey tops!

Yes they do go a bit brown but I have been known to buy the odd 50p stinker just to get a crisp and clean plain white wavey top sleeve.


  20th Jun 2012, 2:13 PM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  

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The original old plain white sleeves are definitely worth hunting down and keeping. No question. Anything else just does not look right. I bought a pristine (and expensive) Track single recently, housed in a modern snowy white straight-topped sleeve. The disc looked ridiculous until I found a 40+ years old replacement in my stock of spare sleeves. It looks the business now.

  20th Jun 2012, 6:15 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  

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There comes a point when the aged old stuff suddenly seems to disintegrate( being on the boot sale table in the rain does not help ) . The new stuff seems as if it is going to scratch the records in some way.

  20th Jun 2012, 6:50 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  
Deepinder Cheema

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I believe there was a Blue Horizon shop in Chalk Farm back in the early 1970's. Pete Wingfield used to work there and stated that even towards the end there were Purdah '45s still for sale. He mentioned that the large hole Polydor BH releases were not pressed in the UK and came in white sleeves. The folks who reproduce sleeves miss an obvious trick by not paying attention to the correct quality of paper required. With a little bit of research the correct high acid content low quality paper can be found. The old MM yearbooks probably have details of old suppliers.

  26th Jun 2012, 1:48 AM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  

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love mint white original sleeves! :thumbsup:
white wavey tops with foldover stuck outside for red label Atlantic, white straight tops with foldover stuck inside (early Decca group - i.e. Atlantic black label, '63/'64/'65 London and Decca demos) reversed wavey and the EMI group white sleeves with a slight cutback on the reverse and fold over stuck outside and the early 70's Decca group white sleeves with the bit sticking up about 1inch from each top corner... MGM and MGM group (i.e. Verve and Verve Folkways) post '67 issues came in white reversed waveys as well as most if not all MGM pink demos! there are also white sleeves for MCA demos too and also Philips/Fontana demos, most record labels had the demos put into white sleeves... (EMI subsidaries like Parlophone/Columbia demo's were housed in normal company sleeves, as far as I know, unless anyone knows different!)

Edited by 7226power on 26th Jun 2012, 1:58 AM

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