Thursday, January 03, 2013

RE-JAK-IT

 I wish I knew more about these. They are replacement sleeves, intended just to replace ruined or lost sleeves. I use blank promo sleeves when I need one so the notion of commercially selling branded sleeves struck me as odd, perhaps even arcane as it were. The promotional text on the back actually reads "these valuable printed works of art on RE-JAK-IT are suitable for framing to beautify your home." Note: I am not the first blogger to encounter one.

They had three different designs, themed for Popular, Classical and Psychedelic. The Psychedelic ones came in four different groovy color schemes. Someone actually some some still in the original plastic on eBay recently. The manufacturer was Globe Albums, Inc. located on Gilpin avenue Happauge, New York.  That's actually in an industrial park off the Long Island Expressway. the company still existed as late as 1972. Billboard listed them that year in a directory of packaging and labeling companies in New York. Interestingly most of the references I find are from UK sites. It appears from this slim information that globe handled more international sales than domestic. On that same street today is Samson Technologies, who does some audio production for radio... but I doubt that there is any connection.
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