RCA Victor Red Seal "Shaded Dog" Label Guide

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US “Shaded Dog” Stereo Labels (1958–1964)

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-SD-LS-1 (UR1)

First Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
First Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR1: US | Red | Iteration 1
  • Release Dates: July 1958
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice”
    • “Stereo Orthophonic” High Fidelity
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • Small “Living Stereo” text
    • Trade Marks ® Registered • Marcas Registradas • Radio Corporation of America — Camden N.J. — Made in U.S.A.
    • Successor: US-SD-LS-2

US-SD-LS-2 (UE4)

Second Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
Second Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UE4: US | Red | Iteration 4
  • Release Dates: July 1958– December 1959
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice”
    • “Stereo Orthophonic” High Fidelity
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • Large “Living Stereo” text
    • Trade Marks ® Registered • Marcas Registradas • Radio Corporation of America — Camden, N.J. — Made in U.S.A.
    • Predecessor: US-SD-LS-1
    • Successor: US-SD-LS-3

US-SD-LS-3 (UE9)

Third Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
Third Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UE9: US | Red | Iteration 2
  • Release Dates: February 1960 - January 1962
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice”
    • “Stereo Orthophonic” High Fidelity
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • Large “Living Stereo” text
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Predecessor: US-SD-LS-2
    • Successor: US-SD-LS-4

US-SD-LS-4 (UR2)

Fourth Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
Fourth Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR2: US | Red | Iteration 9
  • Release Dates: March 1962-January 1963
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice”
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • Large “Living Stereo” text
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Catalog Nos.: LSC-2522 to LSC-2647
    • Predecessor: US-SD-LS-3
    • Successor: US-SD-S-5 & US-SD-LS-6

US-SD-S-5 (UR3)

Fifth Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
Fifth Iteration ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR3: US | Red | Iteration 3
  • Release Dates: January 1963– May 1964
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice”
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • Large “Stereo” text
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Catalog Nos.: LSC-2596 to LSC-2749 for non Dynagroove releases
    • Predecessor: US-SD-LS-4
    • Successor: US-WD-S-2

US Dynagoove “Shaded Dog” Stereo Labels (1963–1964)

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-SD-LS-6 (UR4)

Sixth Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
Sixth Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR4: US | Red | Iteration 4
  • Release Dates: March 1963–July 1963
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice” may appear on some releases
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • “Living Stereo” text on both sides of “Dynagroove” logo
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Catalog Nos.: LSC-2642 to LSC-2683 for Dynagroove releases
    • Predecessor: US-SD-LS-4
    • Successor: US-SD-S-7

US-SD-LS-6H (UR4)

Sixth Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels (Hollywood Pressing)
Sixth Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels (Hollywood Pressing)

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR4: US | Red | Iteration 4
  • Release Dates: March 1963–July 1963
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice” may appear on some releases
    • No “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • “Living Stereo” text on both sides of “Dynagroove” logo
    • TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Hollywood pressing

US-SD-S-7 (UR5)

Seventh Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels
Seventh Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR5: US | Red | Iteration 5
  • Release Dates: August 1963–September 1964
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice” may appear on some releases
    • “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • “Stereo” text on both sides of “Dynagroove” logo
    • Trade Marks ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Catalog Nos.: LSC-2673 to LSC-2766 for Dynagroove releases
    • Predecessor: US-SD-LS-6
    • Successor: US-WD-S-1

US-SD-S-7H (UR5)

Seventh Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels (Hollywood Pressing)
Seventh Iteration Dynagroove ‘Shaded Dog’ Labels (Hollywood Pressing)

  • Legacy Labelography Code: UR5: US | Red | Iteration 5
  • Release Dates: August 1963–January 1964 (Tentative)
  • Notes
    • “RCA Victor” at label top
    • Large pressing ring with groove
    • Nipper (dog) image on shaded background
    • “His Master’s Voice” may appear on some releases
    • No “Red Seal” under side numbering
    • “Stereo” text on both sides of “Dynagroove” logo
    • Trade Marks ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) • Radio Corporation of America — Made in U.S.A.
    • Hollywood pressing