47-7992-4b

This is a Elvis Presley 45 RPM Record Guide for RCA Records 47-7992. This is a pictorial guide of one single (USA RCA 47-7992). The pictures in this guide are from my personal collection. I have called and written Jerry Osbourne and recently received a response that I will be credited for this find and others in the next edition of Presleyana (Presleyana VII).

I have emailed the king of Elvis collecting, Paul Lichter, who authored “The Boy Who Dared To Rock” among many books, publications, and website achievements. I was honored to have received a couple of emails from him.

Paul Lichter wrote in part:

“Many thanks. I have visited your site and read your article, quite fascinating. I think it is great that you are the true student on what I consider to be a great art form. People like yourself rekindle my interest, thank you.” “Your Good Luck Charm discovery certainly proves my theory” that different versions for the compact 33 and their 45 counterparts exist with at least two variations.

Elvis Presley 45 RPM Record Guide (US) Variation 47-7992

Variation 1 and Variation 2 are relatively common and are well documented in the record collecting community as well in the Elvis collecting communities. However, in recent years, I have made several discoveries of my own. If anybody has any additional information that would allow me to attach a value to variations 3, 4 and 5, I would be most appreciative. Not that they are for sale, they are not. I am thinking that there are fewer of the variations 3, 4 and 5 than there are of the actual production of the compact 33 47-7992. Incidentally, as a reminder. I do own all five of these variations.

Mfg: RCA Records
Catalog: 47-7992
Artist: Elvis Presley
Release: DOT
Date: February 1962


Variation 1

Note: This is the most common version of this sleeve. Note the 45 RPM and designation are in purple. Note the fonts. The fonts change in variation 3 and 4.

47-7992-rust-R 47-7992-rust-F Good Luck Charm (Red)
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Anything That’s Part of You (Purple)

Variation 2
Note: This is not a too common variation of this sleeve. Note the 45 RPM and designation are in purple. Note the fonts. The fonts change in variation 3 and 4.

47-7992cyan1 47-7992-blu-F Good Luck Charm (Cyan)
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Anything That’s Part of You (Pink)

Variation 3
Note: I purchased this on eBay around 2000. Haven’t seen another until what I thought would be the same, was not Variation 4. Notice that 45 RPM and designation are in black on one side and nothing on the other. Also note that the fonts are the same used for the ultra rare 37-7992 Compact 33 shown below on the cover of a reference book.

47-7992-blk-R 47-7992-blk-F Good Luck Charm (Red)
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Anything That’s Part of You (Purple)

Variation 4
Note: I had discovered this variation on July 16, 2008 and purchased it on eBay. The sleeve has the same font as Variation 3, however, the designation is printed on both sides not only the “Good Luck Charm” side. The images below are of variation 3.

47-7992-blk-R 47-7992-blk-R Good Luck Charm (Red)
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Anything That’s Part of You (Purple)

Variation 5
Note: Just discovered November 9, 2004. Purchased on eBay. However note that the 45 RPM and the designation are in black on both sides and that the fonts are different than those of Variations 1 & 2, and that of Variation 3.

47-7992-4b 47-7992-4a Good Luck Charm (Red)
b/w
Anything That’s Part of You (Purple)

Reference
Elvis 003

RCA 37-7992 DOT

Good Luck Charm (Red)
b/w
Anything That’s Part of You (Purple)

Lists: $8000+

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