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I was curious about Sue label variation - namely the difference between two color (orange/black) and three color (orange/white/black).

This website suggests that it changed over time (3 color, and then 2 color), but was there also regional variation? (like east coast versus west coast?) I have two copies of "if you go" by Derek Martin and they are different (one is 2 color and one is 3 color).

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Yep and both Derek Martin variations play different mixes of the song. Curious.

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exactly. two color is with an annoying organ track and three color (better in my opinion) does not have it.

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I know the organ mix is not everybody's cup of tea but I like it. All in all is a faster version and more lively than without organ that is quieter but love both.

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The only regional variation should have been caused by some pressing plants having larger stock of the older 3 colour blank labels left over after the change, and using them until all used up.  That period might have been 6 months to a little over a year.

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8 hours ago, RobbK said:

 That period might have been 6 months to a little over a year.

It lasted much longer than that. The orange/ black Sue label started around the 100 series (1964) . There were still orange/white/black 

Sue labels being used in 1966 - 

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Cool - thanks guys!

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USA Sue label numbers can be misleading!

Started at number 700 to 807 then changed to numbers 100 to 150 then changed to numbers 1 to 17.

So the early Sue releases have the highest numbers!

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