Parent: Record Label Guides
The most-frequently used labelography codes for RCA releases (e.g. UR1, UR2, UE1, UE2, etc.) are confusing, incomplete, and do not provide for sub-variations. Recognizing that many collectors are accustomed to these codes, we have preserved these in this guide—while providing a newer and more-robust parallel set of labelography codes.
These new labelography codes follow a more descriptive and consistent pattern (e.g. US-SD-LS-4R) followed by the older, more basic, codes (UR2) so that the two can be used simultaneously.
|US, CA, etc.||Country (ISO 3166 Alpha-2 code)||United States, Canada|
|SD, SS, WD, RS, etc.||Label Type||“Shaded Dog”, Soria Series, “White Dog”, Red Seal|
|LS, S, M, etc.||Sub-Series||“Living Stereo”, Stereo, Mono|
|1, 2, 3, 4, etc.||Iteration Sequence||Fourth Iteration|
|I, R, H||Pressing Plant ID||Indianapolis, Rockaway, Hollywood|
This pattern provides for several advantages:
General information about RCA pressing plant locations
External labelography resources
External resources for establishing release dates