RCA Red Seal Label Guide

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US “Red Seal” Labels (1969–1989)

Note: All dates are approximate as RCA pressing facilities may have changed label styles at slightly different times due to differing production run timing, etc.


US-RS-S-1

RCA Red Seal USRSS1 Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS1 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-1: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 1
  • Release Dates: October 1968-December 1969
  • Notes
    • Large RCA logo in white at label top
    • White “Red Seal” text at label left
    • Small pressing ring
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America—Made in U.S.A.
    • Introduced with LSC-3053 (need to confirm)
    • Predecessor: RCA Victor Red Seal US-WD-S-2 & US-WS-S-3
    • Successor: US-RS-S-3

US-RS-S-2

RCA Red Seal USRSS2 Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS2 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-2: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 2
  • Release Dates: October 1968
  • Notes
    • Stereo located at top right of side label
    • Large RCA logo in white on left side of label
    • White “Red Seal” text
    • Large pressing ring
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America—Made in U.S.A.
    • Introduced with LSC-3048 (need to confirm)
    • Catalog Nos.: LSC-3048, LSC-3049, LSC-3052
    • Successor: US-RS-S-3

US-RS-S-3

RCA Red Seal USRSS3 Dynaflex Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS3 Dynaflex Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-3: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 3
  • Release Dates: November 1969–TBD
  • Notes
    • Stereo located at top right of side label
    • Large RCA logo in white on left side of label
    • White “Red Seal” text
    • Small pressing ring
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • RCA Corporation—Made in U.S.A.
    • Introduced with LSC-3100 (need to confirm)
    • Predecessor: US-RS-S-1
    • Successor: US-RS-S-4

US-RS-M-3

RCA Red Seal USRSM3 Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSM3 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-M-3: US | Red Seal | Mono | Iteration 3
  • Release Dates: 1969–TBD
  • Notes
    • Mono located at top right of side label
    • Large RCA logo in white on left side of label
    • White “Red Seal” text
    • Small pressing ring
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • RCA Corporation—Made in U.S.A.

US-RS-S-4

RCA Red Seal USRSS4 Dynaflex Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS4 Dynaflex Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-4: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 4
  • Release Dates: 1970-1972
  • Notes
    • Large RCA logo in white on left side of label
    • White “Red Seal” text
    • Small pressing ring
    • Dynaflex
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • RCA Corporation—Made in U.S.A.
    • Introduced with LSC-3159 (to be confirmed)
    • Predecessor: US-RS-S-3
    • Successor: US-RS-S-5

US-RS-S-5

RCA Red Seal USRSS5 Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS5 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-5: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 5
  • Release Dates: 1972–1975
  • Notes
    • Large RCA logo in white at label top
    • White “Red Seal” text at label left
    • Small pressing ring
    • Dynaflex
    • TM(s) ® RCA CORP.—Made in U.S.A.
    • ℗ 19XX RCA RECORDS
    • Introduced with LSC-3267 (to be confirmed)
    • Predecessor: US-RS-S-4
    • Successor: US-RS-S-7

US-RS-S-6

RCA Red Seal USRSS6 Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS6 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-6: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 6
  • Release Dates: 1975-1976
  • Notes
    • Large RCA logo in white at label top
    • White “Red Seal” text at label left
    • Small pressing ring
    • TM(s) ® RCA CORP.—Made in U.S.A.
    • ℗ 19XX RCA RECORDS
    • Introduced with ARL1-0894 (to be confirmed)
    • Predecessor: US-RS-S-5
    • Successor: US-RS-S-7

US-RS-S-7

RCA Red Seal USRSS7 Labels
RCA Red Seal USRSS7 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-RS-S-7: US | Red Seal | Stereo | Iteration 7
  • Release Dates: 1976–1987
  • Notes
    • Large RCA logo in white at label top
    • Nipper (dog) image top right
    • White “Red Seal” text at label left
    • Small pressing ring
    • TMK(s) ® RCA Corp.—Made in U.S.A.
    • Predecessor: US-RS-S-5