– 10 inch Favourites-series

Philips began issuing the 10 inch Favourites-serie (or Favoriten-Serie) in 1954 and not in 1956. Before, I was assuming both the 10 and 12 inch series started in 1956, but that’s not correct as can be seen in this ad from “Algemeen Handelsblad”, Sept. 17, 1954. The ad announces it as a new series.

It seems all issues in this series came with laminated front covers (sometimes the back cover was laminated too). Philips started laminating covers in 1954. Early covers are made of one piece and have flaps which fold over the back cover to be glued in place. This was the common construction used for early Philips albums until probably 1954. In 1954, for a short time only, these covers were laminated and, because they were made out of one piece, both the back and the front covers were laminated.