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Below is a list of all BBC record label examples on one page. The code letters above the image are used on all my pages to indicate which label each release I have actually has.
   

Singles

The 'main' BBC singles label has the greatest number of different labels of any other. Some of these loosely matched their big brother release, the album label, but not all! Compare these to the albums below to confirm! Like other sections, the sound effects and transcription discs were never released commercially to the public.

BBC - RESLA
View Singles label picture A.
1970-1971
B
View Singles label picture B.
1971-1973
C
View Singles label picture C.
1973
BBC - RESLD
View Singles label picture D.
1973-1976
E
View Singles label picture E.
1976-1984
F
View Singles label picture F.
1984-1986
BBC - RESLG
View Singles label picture G.
1986-1987
H
View Singles label picture H.
1988-1989
I
View Singles label picture I.
1989-1990
BBC - RESL!
View Singles label picture !.
1982
~
View Singles label picture ~.
1986
@
View Singles label picture @.
1986
BBC - RESL=
View Singles label picture =.
1987-1989
BBC - AustralianC
View Singles label picture C.
BBC - Dutch5
View Singles label picture 5.
BBC - GermanM
View Singles label picture M.
1975-1986
BBC - New Zealand3
View Singles label picture 3.
C
View Singles label picture C.
BBC - PolishP
View Singles label picture P.
BBC - SpanishJ
View Singles label picture J.
BBC - USX
View Singles label picture X.
BBC - BEEB1
View Singles label picture 1.
1974-1976
2
View Singles label picture 2.
1976-1981
BBC - Transcription Service - CNZ
View Singles label picture Z.
BBC - Language-OPO
View Singles label picture O.
Q
View Singles label picture Q.
BBC - English Traditional songs - ETSK
View Singles label picture K.
1960
BBC - Sound effects-EC$
View Singles label picture $.
&
View Singles label picture &.
BBC - Sound effects-ECS^
View Singles label picture ^.
  

10 inch

These records were not released to the general public and only used in house at the BBC or exported to foreign radio stations for the Transciption Discs. Some however have escaped into my collection ...

BBC - Transcription Service - CNZ
View 10 inch label picture Z.
BBC - Transcription Service - OthersT
View 10 inch label picture T.
BBC - English Traditional songs - ETSK
View 10 inch label picture K.
1960
BBC - Sound effects-ECS$
View 10 inch label picture $.
^
View 10 inch label picture ^.
&
View 10 inch label picture &.
BBC - Sound effects-ECS   

12 inch singles

The most unusual thing about the twelve inches in BBC - 12 RSL is the first label. The single version of this had stopped being used in 1973. Instead, this comes from the albums one which continued to be used until 1984.

BBC - 12 RSLA
View 12 inch singles label picture A.
1983
B
View 12 inch singles label picture B.
1984-1986
C
View 12 inch singles label picture C.
1987-1988
BBC - 12 RSLD
View 12 inch singles label picture D.
1990
=
View 12 inch singles label picture =.
1990
BBC - GermanM
View 12 inch singles label picture M.
1986
  

16 inch

These records were not released to the general public and only used in house at the BBC or exported to foreign radio stations for the Transciption Discs. Some however have escaped into my collection ...

16 inchesS
View 16 inch label picture S.
  

78's

These records were not released to the general public and only used in house at the BBC or exported to foreign radio stations for the Transciption Discs. Some however have escaped into my collection ...

BBC - Sound effects-ECS$
View 78's label picture $.
X
View 78's label picture X.
^
View 78's label picture ^.
BBC - Sound effects-ECS&
View 78's label picture &.
  

CD singles

The first CD singles weren't released in the UK, only in Holland!

BBC - CD RSLA
View CD singles label picture A.
1985
B
View CD singles label picture B.
1997
C
View CD singles label picture C.
1988-1991
BBC - CD RSL   

Albums

The first cagtalogue released by the BBC to the public on it's own label were the OP foreign language couses, you could only get them by ordering them direct from the BBC! As time passed, so the 'main' catalogue followed in 1967. The early releases appeared originally it seems as a test as they didn't even have picture covers! Like other sections, the sound effects and transcription discs were never released commercially to the public.

BBC - RE*A
View Albums label picture A.
1967-1969
B
View Albums label picture B.
1969-1971
C
View Albums label picture C.
1971-1973
BBC - RE*D
View Albums label picture D.
1973-1984
E
View Albums label picture E.
1984-1986
F
View Albums label picture F.
1986-1989
BBC - RE*G
View Albums label picture G.
1989-1991
^
View Albums label picture ^.
1987
_
View Albums label picture _.
1986
BBC - RE*@
View Albums label picture @.
1984-1985
[
View Albums label picture [.
1984-1985
&
View Albums label picture &.
1985
BBC - RE*2
View Albums label picture 2.
1986
3
View Albums label picture 3.
1988
4
View Albums label picture 4.
1989
BBC - RE*
BBC - AustralianK
View Albums label picture K.
D
View Albums label picture D.
E
View Albums label picture E.
BBC - Australian
BBC - Canadian7
View Albums label picture 7.
BBC - Dutch5
View Albums label picture 5.
6
View Albums label picture 6.
BBC - GermanM
View Albums label picture M.
1977-1981
BBC - New ZealandD
View Albums label picture D.
BBC - SpanishJ
View Albums label picture J.
1988
BBC - USD
View Albums label picture D.
BBC - BBC$
View Albums label picture $.
1970-1989
L
View Albums label picture L.
1988
BBC - BEEB-BEDP1
View Albums label picture 1.
1974-1981
BBC - Transcription Service - CNZ
View Albums label picture Z.
Upto 1973
~
View Albums label picture ~.
From 1973
N
View Albums label picture N.
1982
BBC - Transcription Service - CNU
View Albums label picture U.
Unknown
V
View Albums label picture V.
Upto 1984
W
View Albums label picture W.
From 1984
BBC - Transcription Service - CN
BBC - Language-OPO
View Albums label picture O.
1963-1975
P
View Albums label picture P.
1972-1979
Q
View Albums label picture Q.
1979-1983
BBC - Language-OP
BBC - Prestige-PRECX
View Albums label picture X.
1990
BBC - Roundabout-RBTR
View Albums label picture R.
1969-1971
BBC - Gold Label-REGLY
View Albums label picture Y.
1967-1968
BBC - Study-RESRS
View Albums label picture S.
1969-1973
  

Cassettes

Their are some cassette only releases in existance and there is an older paper label - however I no longer have any examples of these.

BBC - BBC Radio Collection and BBC Audio1
View Cassettes label picture 1.
  

CDs

BBC - BBCCDA
View CDs label picture A.
1981-1993
B
View CDs label picture B.
1980-1982
C
View CDs label picture C.
1991
BBC - BBCCDD
View CDs label picture D.
1989-1990
E
View CDs label picture E.
1987
BBC - Sound effects-SFX$
View CDs label picture $.
1987-1997
  

Videos

BBC - BBCVA
View Videos label picture A.
1978
  

DVD's

BBC - BBCDVDA
View DVD's label picture A.
1999-2001
  

Anything else

LaserDiscsA
View Anything else label picture A.