Many beautiful and exclusive picture sleeves were produced in Italy all along the 60's & 70's.
The Decca Italiana catalogue is close to the UK one, enhanced by some extra local editions and catalogue numbers.
Until 1965, picture sleeves artworks are made of a black and white picture surrounded on two sides by a large - single or double - coloured border with the band name and titles. Small runs were produced each time, and printer used to change such border[s] colors. As a result, the range of early Decca picture sleeves is impressive, scarce and sought-after.
Among these was one only exclusive EP ['Tell Me' - Decca F11999].
In the second half of the 60's, unique full coloured PS and catalogue numbers [e.g.: F22405, F22903] were produced, as well as promo-only releases with unconventional couplings.
A very unique and popular single among collectors notably is 'Con Le Mie Lacrime', the Italian version of 'As Tears Go By'.
The Decca years [1964-1971]
The RSR / Warner years [1971-1977]
The RSR / EMI years [1978-1984]
In the 1970's and later, some unique PS are also issued, and many promo white labels as well.
Exclusive are the 'Angie' / 'Cherry Oh Baby' PS and a box set of 4 singles [promos from EMI + Decca!] issued in 1982. The last 7" in PS made in Italy was 'Undercover' in 1983 - promos with other artist on B-side were issued until 1997 on Virgin though.