VEE JAY PICTURE SLEEVES AND 45 SINGLES
VEE JAY 581

LABEL VARIATION CODE NUMBERS AND PRESSING INFORMATION EXCERPTED FROM "SONGS, PICTURES AND STORIES OF THE FABULOUS BEATLES RECORDS ON VEE JAY", BY BRUCE SPIZER.

RECORDS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF RELEASE DATE.

FORMAT CODES:
PS - PICTURE SLEEVE
OSC - ORIGINAL STOCK COPY

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PICTURE SLEEVES & 45 RECORDS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.
 
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VEE JAY 581, PS
RELEASED: 1/30/64

(ACTUAL SCANS)

A WONDERFUL AND CLEAN EXAMPLE OF THIS PICTURE SLEEVE, AND GRADED AT A SPARKLING NEAR MINT.

A VERY DIFFICULT PICTURE SLEEVE TO FIND CLEAN DUE TO THE WAXY MATERIAL AND ITS WHITE BACKGROUND. THIS BRILLIANT EXAMPLE IS ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING FROM CORNER TO CORNER.

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: PS537
PRICE: $1,275


 
   

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VEE JAY 581, PS
RELEASED: 1/30/64

(ACTUAL SCANS)

A MOST CLEAN, SNOW WHITE AND CRISP EXAMPLE FROM CORNER TO CORNER. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT PICTURE SLEEVES TO FIND THIS GORGEOUS, ONE THAT IS ALWAYS SUSCEPTIBLE TO WEAR.

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: PS639
PRICE: $1,275


 
   

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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.10 (SPIZER)

RAREST STOCK COPY :
PURPLE LABEL WITH BRACKETS LOGO IN SILVER PRINT

(ACTUAL SCANS)

THIS PURPLE LABEL VARIATION IS THE LEAST COMMON VERSION OF THE VJ581 STOCK COPY SINGLE AND IS THE MOST VALUABLE.

THIS LABEL VARIATION FEATURES THE BRACKETS LOGO WITH THIN PRINT AND WITHOUT "VJ" BEFORE THE RECORD NUMBER. IT HAS SILVER PRINT ON A PURPLE LABEL. THIS DISC WAS PRESSED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS WITH STAMPERS PREVIOUSLY USED BY AUDIO MATRIX, HENCE THEIR STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREA.

THIS EXAMPLE IS THE VERY BEST WE HAVE ACQUIRED OF THIS RARITY. NONE BETTER FOR A LABEL VARIATION THAT IS SO DIFFICULT TO FIND SO CLEAN, GRADING A MINT MINUS UNPLAYED STATUS. JUST A COUPLE OF FAINT SLEEVE 'WHISPS'. THIS RECORD HAS NEVER BEEN ON A TURNTABLE.

THIS IS A VEE-JAY LABEL VARIATION THAT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND AND ONE THAT IS ALWAYS IN HIGH DEMAND. A VERY SPECIAL ADDITION FOR THE SERIOUS BEATLES RECORD COLLECTION.

CONDITION: M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S596
PRICE: $1,500


 
   

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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.10 (SPIZER)

RAREST STOCK COPY :
PURPLE LABEL WITH BRACKETS LOGO IN SILVER PRINT

(ACTUAL SCANS)

THIS PURPLE LABEL VARIATION IS THE LEAST COMMON VERSION OF THE VJ581 STOCK COPY SINGLE AND IS THE MOST VALUABLE.

THIS LABEL VARIATION FEATURES THE BRACKETS LOGO WITH THIN PRINT AND WITHOUT "VJ" BEFORE THE RECORD NUMBER. IT HAS SILVER PRINT ON A PURPLE LABEL. THIS DISC WAS PRESSED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS WITH STAMPERS PREVIOUSLY USED BY AUDIO MATRIX, HENCE THEIR STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREA.

THE CONDITION ON THIS EXAMPLE GRADES A WONDERFUL VG+++ WITH A DEEP LUSTER AND SHIMMERING GROOVES. THERE IS ONE LIGHT SUPERFICIAL LINE ON SIDE ONE, AND SOME FEW HAIRLINE LINES ON SIDE TWO. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY DEEP SCRATCHES ANYWHERE ON THIS SINGLE. THE LABELS GRADE A GLOSSY NEAR MINT MINUS.

THIS IS A VEE-JAY LABEL VARIATION THAT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND AND ONE THAT IS ALWAYS IN HIGH DEMAND. A VERY SPECIAL ADDITION FOR THE SERIOUS BEATLES RECORD COLLECTION.

CONDITION: VG+++ (NM-)
ITEM#: S611
PRICE: $950


 
   

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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.10 (SPIZER)

RAREST STOCK COPY :
PURPLE LABEL WITH BRACKETS LOGO IN SILVER PRINT

(ACTUAL SCANS)

THIS PURPLE LABEL VARIATION IS THE LEAST COMMON VERSION OF THE VJ581 STOCK COPY SINGLE AND IS THE MOST VALUABLE.

THIS LABEL VARIATION FEATURES THE BRACKETS LOGO WITH THIN PRINT AND WITHOUT "VJ" BEFORE THE RECORD NUMBER. IT HAS SILVER PRINT ON A PURPLE LABEL. THIS DISC WAS PRESSED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS WITH STAMPERS PREVIOUSLY USED BY AUDIO MATRIX, HENCE THEIR STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREA.

THIS EXAMPLE IS GRADED AT A VG++, DISPLAYING HIGH SHEEN  THROUGHOUT THE GROOVES. HAIRLINE SUPERFICIAL MARKS ARE EVIDENT THROUGHOUT  ON BOTH SIDES., YET NO DEEP SCRATCHES AT ALL. THE LABELS ALSO GRADE VG++ WITH SOME SPORADIC WEAR THAT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE OVERALL BEAUTY OF THE DEEP PURPLE COLOR. NO WRITING, NO STICKERS.

THIS IS A VEE-JAY LABEL VARIATION THAT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND AND ONE THAT IS ALWAYS IN HIGH DEMAND. A VERY SPECIAL ADDITION FOR THE SERIOUS BEATLES RECORD COLLECTION.

CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: S573
PRICE: $600


 
   


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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
(VJ581.08B, SPIZER)

(ACTUAL SCANS)

2ND RAREST STOCK COPY: WHITE LABEL WITH BLACK PRINT "VJ".

THIS LABEL VARIATION FEATURES THE "VJ" LETTERS WITH "VEE JAY RECORDS" PRINTED BELOW IT. IT HAS BLACK PRINT ON A WHITE LABEL. THIS DISC WAS MANUFACTURED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS INDICATED BY THEIR MARKINGS IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREA.

ACQUIRING THIS LABEL VARIATION IN THIS CONDITION IS QUITE A FIND, FOR USUALLY THESE TURN UP IN ROUGH SHAPE, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE STARK-WHITE LABELS AND THE WEAR THEY GO THROUGH. THIS ONE IS SO VERY CLEAN, WITH LABELS THAT GRADE NEAR MINT. VINYL IS A SPARKLING NEAR MINT MINUS WITH JUST A COUPLE OF HAIRLINE SUPERFICIAL MARKS THAT PREVENT IT FROM BEING A TRUE NEAR MINT.

ANOTHER SPECIAL ADDITION FOR THE SERIOUS BEATLES RECORD COLLECTION !!

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S196
PRICE: $750


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.08B (SPIZER)

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2ND RAREST STOCK COPY : WHITE LABEL WITH BLACK PRINT "VJ"

THIS EXAMPLE GRADES A VERY RESPECTABLE VG ++ VINYL WITH NEAR MINT MINUS LABELS. REALLY NICE.
  CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: S367
PRICE: $400


 
   

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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ581.02C & VJ581.01C (SPIZER)

(ACTUAL SCANS)

EXTREMELY RARE MIS-PAIRED LABEL VARIATIONS: "BRACKETS" ON A-SIDE, "OVAL" ON B-SIDE.

VEE-JAY'S HABIT OF USING UP AVAILABLE LABELS ALSO LED TO FIVE CONFIRMED MIS-PAIRED LABELS VARIATIONS FOR THE VJ581 RELEASE. THIS EXAMPLE BEING OFFERED HERE IS THE FOURTH KNOWN COMBINATION WHICH WAS MANUFACTURED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS. IT HAS THE (VJ581.02C, SPIZER) BRACKETS LABEL ON THE A-SIDE AND A (VJ581.01C, SPIZER) OVAL LABEL ON THE B-SIDE.

THE HIGHLIGHT ON THESE LABELS ARE THEY ARE THE EXACT SAME LABEL COPIES USED FOR VEE-JAY'S FIRST BEATLES 45 RELEASE, THE INFAMOUS "498". IF ONE NOTICES ON THIS A-SIDE BRACKETS LABEL, IT IS THE VARIATION ON THE 498 THAT HAS THE CORRECTED SPELLING OF THE GROUP'S NAME , WHICH HAS A CRUDE ATTEMPT TO FIX THE MISSPELLED TWO "T" ERROR, LEAVING A SMALL SPACE BETWEEN THE "T" AND "L" IN BEATLES.

THE CONDITION OF THIS RARITY IS A BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT MINUS ON THE LABELS AND SHIMMERING NEAR MINT MINUS ON THE VINYL.

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S556
PRICE: $450


 
   


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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ581.02B & VJ581.01B (SPIZER)

(ACTUAL SCANS)

EXTREMELY RARE MIS-PAIRED LABEL VARIATIONS: "BRACKETS" ON A-SIDE, "OVAL" ON B-SIDE.

VEE-JAY'S HABIT OF USING UP AVAILABLE LABELS ALSO LED TO FIVE CONFIRMED MIS-PAIRED LABELS VARIATIONS FOR THE VJ581 RELEASE. THIS EXAMPLE BEING OFFERED HERE IS THE SECOND KNOWN COMBINATION WHICH WAS MANUFACTURED BY MONARCH RECORDS. IT HAS THE (VJ581.02B, SPIZER) BRACKETS LABEL ON THE A-SIDE AND A (VJ581.01B, SPIZER) OVAL LABEL ON THE B-SIDE.

THE CONDITION OF THIS BEAUTY IS A GORGEOUS NEAR MINT ON THE VINYL AND GLEAMING NEAR MINT MINUS LABELS. THE LIGHT PRINT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LABEL ON THE RECORD NUMBER AREA OF THE B-SIDE IS AN ORIGINAL FACTORY ISSUE, AND IS NOT WEAR.

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S195
PRICE: $425


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.01A (SPIZER)

CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: S207
PRICE: ---


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.01B (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S940
PRICE: ---


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.01C (SPIZER)

BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT MINUS EXAMPLE OF THIS HARD TO FIND OVAL LOGO VARIATION WITH THIN FONT PRINT. JUST A SMALL AREA OF FAINT GLUE RESIDUE FROM REMOVED STICKER ON B-SIDE.

THE HIGHLIGHT ON THESE LABELS ARE THEY ARE THE EXACT SAME LABEL COPIES USED FOR VEE-JAY'S FIRST BEATLES 45 RELEASE, THE INFAMOUS "498". IF ONE NOTICES ON THIS A-SIDE BRACKETS LABEL, IT IS THE VARIATION ON THE 498 THAT HAS THE CORRECTED SPELLING OF THE GROUP'S NAME , WHICH HAS A CRUDE ATTEMPT TO FIX THE MISSPELLED TWO "T" ERROR, LEAVING A SMALL SPACE BETWEEN THE "T" AND "L" IN BEATLES.

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S544
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.01D (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S218
PRICE: ------


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.02A (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S326
PRICE: $200


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.02B (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S256
PRICE: $225


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.02B (SPIZER)

  CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S219
PRICE: $175


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.02C (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S696
PRICE: $200


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.02C (SPIZER)

  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S697
PRICE: $200


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.02C (SPIZER)

  CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S521
PRICE: $150


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.03 (SPIZER)

CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: S004
PRICE: $100


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.03 (SPIZER)

  CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: S911
PRICE: $100


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.04 (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S574
PRICE: $150


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.05 (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S575
PRICE: ---


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.06 (SPIZER)

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S257
PRICE: $250


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.09A (SPIZER)

MANUFACTURED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS, THIS RARE ALL BLACK LABEL WITH THE BRACKETS LOGO IS IN TERRIFIC VG++ (BORDERS NM -) CONDITION, WITH A GREAT SHEEN TO THE VINYL AND GROOVES.

ONLY WEAR IS EVIDENT IN THE RUN-OUT GROOVES ON THE B-SIDE. A GREAT RARE LABEL VARIATION !

CONDITION: VG++ (NM-)
ITEM#: S429
PRICE: $250


 
   
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VEE JAY 581, OSC
RELEASED: 1/30/64
VJ 581.09B (SPIZER)

(ACTUAL SCAN OF LABEL)

THIS PARTICULAR LABEL VARIATION (PRESSED BY SILVER PLASTICS IN SOUTHHAMPTON,PA) ARE OFTEN FOUND WITH A SMALL DRILL HOLE THROUGH THE LABEL. THE HOLE WAS DRILLED BY THE PRESSING PLANT TO PREVENT THE RECORD FROM BEING RETURNED. THIS COPY DOES NOT HAVE THE DRILL HOLE AND IS IN BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT CONDITION. THE LABELS ARE STUNNING !!

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S923
PRICE: $350


 
   
  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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