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Grateful acknowledgements to Helmut Radermacher and Jarle Jensen for helping me with this LABEL-GUIDE 

S1 label

used from: March 1956 - Sept. 1956  TRI
big RCA logo, 
on the left from RCA =  Trade Mark(s)

The first single released on this label, and thereby the first Elvis 
single in Germany was 
I Forgot To Remember To Forget 47-6357




A.B.ELECTRA label

used from March 1956 - ?     TRI
in Germany pressed for Scandinavië. In the vinyl is pressed as
all the German pressings    "Manufactured in Germany"       
  


   ARMY label
March 1956 - Jan. 1958    TRI
pressed for US soldiers who were stationed in Germany , 
and were sold in PX stores. The German public never had a chance 
to buy them.They had a different logo that included the Nipper dog, 
something that did not appear on the German pressings. 
On the label is written MADE IN U.S.A. but in the vinyl 
is engraved 
“Manufactured in Germany"    (see picture)          
RARE !!
 

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S2 label

Sept. 1956 - Jan. 1957    TRI
smaller RCA logo as S1,
on the left from RCA = Trade Mark

The first single released on this label was 
Blue Suede Shoes 
 47-6636






S3 label

Jan. 1957 - June 1958     TRI

on the left from RCA = Master Recording of Radio

The first single released on this label was 
Playing For Keeps
 47-6800

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S4 label

June 1958 - Oct. 1958      TRI
on the left from RCA = MASTER RECORDING OF RADIO
(capital letters)

The first and only single originally released on this label 
was Hard Headed Woman  47-7280 




S5 label


Oct. 1958 - Aug. 1960     TRI 
on the left from RCA = MASTER RECORDING OF RADIO
 (capital letters)

The first single released on this label was 
Dixieland Rock 
 47-9200

From this label on NO horizontal silver lines




S5 label "LIVING STEREO"

there were two singles released by RCA from Elvis in "Living Stereo" 
61-7740 with S5 label (see below) and 61-7850 with S7 label 
Labels are the same as S5 and S7 labels with exception LIVING STEREO on top.
 


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S6 label

Aug. 1960 - Jan. 1961     TRI

on the left from RCA = TRADEMARK (S) USED BY AUTHORITY AND UNDER

The first single released on this label was 
Are You Lonesome To-Night  47-7810 




S5/7 label

Jan. 1961 - Dec. 1961  
 
 
This label is a combination between S5 and S7 
(the same as S5 without the TRI)
RARE 
This labeltype was most likely made at the time of the S7 label
(first labeltype without a tri) with leftovers from the S5 label.


S7 label

Jan. 1961 - Dec. 1961  

from this label on NO TRI
on the left from RCA = 
TRADEMARK (S) USED BY AUTHORITY AND UNDER       
same as S6 with exception of the TRI

45 sign in triangle placed high up the circle.

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The first single released on this label was 
Surrender  47-7850
The last single released on this label was 
Rock-A-Hula Baby 47-7968
 




S7 label "LIVING STEREO"

there were two singles released by RCA from Elvis in "Living Stereo" 
61-7740 with S5 label and 61-7850 with S7 label (see below)
Labels are the same as S5 and S7 labels with exception LIVING STEREO on top.
 




S8 label

Jan. 1962 - Sept. 1963  

on the left from RCA = 
TRADEMARK (S) USED BY AUTHORITY AND UNDER       
same as S6 with exception of the TRI

45 sign in triangle placed lower in the circle.

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The first single released on this label, was 
Good Luck Charm  47-7992
The last single released on this label was 
Devil In Disguise 47-9188
 

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V1 label

Oct. 1963 - June 1964
RCA VICTOR label


The first single released on this label was 
Bossa Nova Baby 
 47-8243

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V2 label
 

June 1964 - June 1966
RCA VICTOR label 

wide RCA VICTOR, text three-double
short RCA VICTOR

The first single released on this label was 
Kissin' Cousins - One Boy, Two Little Girls 
 47-9546

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V3 label 
 June 1966 - Dec. 1966
RCA VICTOR label 

wide RCA VICTOR, text three-double
The first single released on this label was
Spinout 
 47-8941
The last single released on this label was
If Everyday Was Like Christmas  47-8950

The RCA sign is attached to the circle.

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In Elvis on Vinyl by Peter Baumann this label is described as V4 because there are lp's where this label also is used with the last word VERBOTEN and different text instead of VORBEHALTEN as on this label. 

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V4 label 
 Jan. 1967 - March 1969
RCA VICTOR label 


wide RCA VICTOR, text three-double
The first single released on this label was 
Indescribably Blue 
 47-9056

The RCA sign is NOT attached to the circle.

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Orange label:
In the Elvis On Vinyl book by Peter Baumann, Peter describes 7 different types of the orange label (O1 / O7). The difference between the O1 / O4 which he describes is that he makes a different labeltype for the pricecode AC. I see this not a different labeltype, therefore I stick to O1 / O4. 
I have also mentioned the O1 / O7 from the Elvis on Vinyl book.

O1 label  

March 24 1969 - April 29 1970 
orange label
 
MANUFACTURED BY TELDEC..... 
last word first line is OR
 
The first single released on this label, was Memories  47-15119
(EoV O1)

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O2 label

April 30 1970 - Jan. 27 1975 
orange label
 
MANUFACTURED BY TELDEC..... 
last word first line is MASTER
The first single released on this label was
The Wonder Of You 
 47-9835
(EoV O2)
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In 1974 singles were released with the price code AC on it  
The first single with this code was
Help Me APBO-0280
 
(EoV O3)

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O3 label 

Jan. 28 1975 - Nov. 1976 
orange label
 
MADE BY SCHALLPLATTEN GMBH, HAMBURG GERMANY
The first single released on this label, was 
My Boy 
 PB-10191
(EoV O4)
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1975/1976 singles were released without the price code AC on it 
the first single without this code was 
Bringing It Back PB-10401
(EoV O5)
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The single The Girl Of My Best Friend PPBO-7074 was first released 
on the O-3 label with the licence code LC 0316 on the label,
above the RCA sign. (only on the label, not on the cover)
 
(EoV O6)

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O4 label

Nov. 1976 - Oct. 19 1982 
orange label
 
MADE BY RCA SCHALLPLATTEN GMBH, HAMBURG GERMANY

First single release with LC 0316 on label and on cover
 
WORDS UNDER IN GERMAN

T
he first single released on this label was 
Moody Blue PB-00857
(EoV O7 label)


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SN1 label

Oct. 20 1982 - 1986 
black label, text silver 

Label as O4 label

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Si1 label
Juli 1987 - ? 
silver label, text black 
RCA logo on top, text pressed in vinyl

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Si2 label
Juli 1987 - ? 
silver label, text black 
RCA logo on top, text pressed in vinyl

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Si3 label

Febr. 1991 - ? 
silver label, text black 
old RCA logo on top, text pressed in vinyl



  
BMG1 label
 
July 29 1991 - ? 
black label, text silver 
LC 0316 on the left, below RCA  

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UK1 label

July 29 1992 - ? 
black label, text silver
LC 0316 on the right, type as British label



  
 
 
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