VEE JAY "OLDIES" SERIES 45 SINGLES

 

IN THE FALL OF 1962, VEE-JAY ESTABLISHED A SUBSIDIARY LABEL TO ISSUE OLDIES 45S CONTAINING SONGS THAT PREVIOUSLY APPEARED ON VEE-JAY AND OTHER INDEPENDENT LABELS. TO ENSURE THAT THE PUBLIC KNEW THAT THE RELEASES ON THE LABEL WERE OLDIES, VEE-JAY CREATIVELY NAMED THE LABEL "OLDIES". THE LABEL'S LOGO WAS THE WORD "OLDIES" TYPED IN OLD-FASHIONED LARGE UPPERCASE LETTERS FOLLOWED BY A STYLIZED "45" AND THE ® REGISTERED TRADE MARK ALL IN WHITE PRINT.  WHILE THIS MIGHT SOUND OLD HAT NOW, THE CONCEPT OF ISSUING OLDIES SINGLES IN THE EARLY SIXTIES WAS RELATIVELY UNEXPLORED. VEE-JAY WAS CLEARLY A PIONEER IN THIS MARKETING CONCEPT.

ON AUGUST 10, 1964 VEE-JAY ISSUED FOUR BEATLES SINGLES ON THEIR "OLDIES" LABEL
.

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BEATLES "OLDIES" 45 SINGLES ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "OLDIES" SLEEVES
 
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET / THANK YOU GIRL
OLDIES 45, VJ OL-149, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL, MONARCH PRESSING, AUGUST 1964
  CONDITION: M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S561
PRICE: $200


 
   
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET / THANK YOU GIRL
OLDIES 45, VJ OL-149, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL, MONARCH PRESSING, AUGUST 1964
  CONDITION: M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S607
PRICE: $200


 
   
PLEASE PLEASE ME / FROM ME TO YOU
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-150, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL, MONARCH PRESSING, AUGUST 1964
  CONDITION: M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S730
PRICE: $200


 
   
PLEASE PLEASE ME / FROM ME TO YOU
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-150, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL, MONARCH PRESSING, AUGUST 1964
  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S462
PRICE: $150


 
   
PLEASE PLEASE ME / FROM ME TO YOU
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-150, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL, MONARCH PRESSING, AUGUST 1964
  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S711
PRICE: $150


 
   
LOVE ME DO / P.S. I LOVE YOU
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-151, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
FLAT LABEL, NRC PRESSING, OCTOBER 1964
  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S752
PRICE: -----


 
   
LOVE ME DO / P.S. I LOVE YOU
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-151, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL, NRC PRESSING, OCTOBER 1964
  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S740
PRICE: $125


 
   
TWIST AND SHOUT / THERE’S A PLACE
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-152, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
GLOSSY LABEL. MONARCH PRESSING, AUGUST 1964
  CONDITION: M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S608
PRICE: $200


 
   
TWIST AND SHOUT / THERE’S A PLACE
OLDIES 45, VJ, OL-152, OSC
RELEASED: 8/10/64
FLAT LABEL, NRC PRESSING, OCTOBER 1964
  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S571
PRICE: --------


 
   
  BEATLES CHRISTMAS PICTURE SLEEVE  
   

  BEATLES CHRISTMAS
RELEASED: CHRISTMAS SEASON 1964, PS
VJ RX.S (SPIZER)

(ACTUAL SCANS)

IN OCTOBER OF 1964, VEE-JAY PREPARED A SPECIAL PICTURE SLEEVE FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, PAIRING IT WITH THE FOUR BEATLES SINGLES ORIGINALLY ISSUED IN EARLY 1964. THE CHRISTMAS SLEEVE WAS CREATED TO ENCOURAGE DISTRIBUTORS TO PLACE LARGE ORDERS OF BEATLES SINGLES PRIOR TO VEE-JAY LOSING ITS RIGHTS TO SELL BEATLES PRODUCT.

CRISP & CLEAN, BRAND NEW ! UNUSED, UN-CIRCULATED. ACQUIRED FROM FORMER VEE-JAY EMPLOYEE DIRECTLY FROM SHIPPING BOX OF 25 SLEEVES.

CONDITION: M
ITEM#: PS450
PRICE: $400


 
   
  ORIGINAL EARLY 1964 VEE-JAY SINGLES MAILER  
   


  ORIGINAL EARLY 1964 "SINGLES OF SIGNIFICANCE"
VEE-JAY SINGLES MAILER

UNUSED "AS NEW" FROM SHIPPING BOX.

VEE-JAY USED CUSTOMIZED MAILERS TO SEND PROMOTIONAL COPIES OF ITS SINGLES TO RADIO STATIONS AND RECORD REVIEWERS. THE MAILER PICTURED ABOVE, (VJ M.1, SPIZER PAGE 105), WAS PRINTED AFTER THE COMPANY MOVED ITS HEADQUARTERS TO CALIFORNIA IN EARLY 1964.

A FEW UNUSED COPIES OF THIS MAILER HAVE SURVIVED - AND WE HAVE THEM !

THESE MAILERS ARE EXTREMELY RARE TO SAY THE LEAST AND ARE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE - ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION !!

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: VJM1
PRICE: $175


 

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