[78-L] About record sleeves

elodie-roy at aliceadsl.fr.invalid elodie-roy at aliceadsl.fr.invalid
Thu Nov 24 01:46:07 PST 2016

Dear Kristjan and Inigo,

Thank you for your illuminating messages and suggestions -- they are precious!

I will be searching for the articles which appeared in 'For the Record'. 

It is interesting to look at the Swedish cardboard sleeves; I was especially taken by the advertisement for Eric Nillson's shop, which would sell a mix of music, photographic equipment, radio sets and tennis gear (!).... I like how these sleeves allow us to retrace a kind of primitive 'biography' of the record, or at least to learn in which kind of environments it was fist distributed. From looking at my British sleeves, I see that records were often sold in cycle shops... but I also found references to shops selling 'records and electric shades' for instance...!

I wonder whether this practice of re-sleeving also took place outside Europe (broadly defined)....

Kind regards,


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De: "Kristjan Saag" <saag at telia.com.invalid>
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Envoyé: Mercredi 23 Novembre 2016 22:39:46
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Some Swedish cardbord sleeves for record stores (some labels also used 



On 2016-11-23 22:15, Inigo Cubillo wrote:
> I too bid for the re-sleeving at the record shops. Elodie, being in 
> Scotland, I bet you are talking about those marvelous thick cardboard 
> sleeves with advertisements of every record or music dealer, record 
> arcades and the like, you have in GB. I strongly recommend you to 
> check the articles about British record sleeves in 'For The Record', 
> the journal of CLGPS. These were titled 'Covers Covered', and had 
> photos and some talking about many of these sleeves. Dunno if they're 
> still running that series... I'll check right now... No. They were run 
> by the late Tom Little, who passed away just one year ago. Good bless 
> him! He started this series in spring 2005 (FTR no 13) calling the two 
> first articles 'Sleeve Search'. No 3 was the first to be renamed as 
> 'Covers Covered'. I quitted from CLGPS in 2008, due to involuntary 
> circumstances, but have resumed membership recently, just to find some 
> of the veteran members and active collaborators have recently passed 
> away... I also collect British records as they fall in my hands, and 
> have also a nice bunch of those heavy covers. I keep them in boxes, 
> apart from the records, but have also plans to maybe reproduce them on 
> new paper covers for daily use. A scanner and a good printer would do 
> the marvel! Saludos, Iñigo 
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