Saturday, December 22, 2007

How Much Is That?


A lot of the records I share out come with the plastic shrinkwrap still on them. They aren't often sealed, but the original owner just slit open the thin plastic enough to get the vinyl out, and left the plastic on the sleeve. I even find gatefolds like that, which means they never actually got to see whatever was inside the gatefold. Odd, but whatever. Sometimes the original price tag is stuck to the plastic, and I've been trying to save those as I pull off the plastic when I go to scan the covers. I don't know how exciting all of these are, but I wanted to make some sort of record of them. Clicking the picture will open up a larger version, and you can actually read what it says on some of the smaller ones. One of those little ones is from Grant's, and was stuck to one of their infamous Christmas collections. The Hi-Fi one may not have come from a Christmas record, now that I think of it... The pink one was stapled to a record, which may explain why you sometimes find older albums with a staple in one of the top corners. I can think of easier ways to attach a price tag, but they liked their stapler, I guess. Can you tell how much I like bargain records?

1 comment:

Bobbocomo said...

How interesting are these labels? VERY, I say! This is a great exercise in preservation. Worth the effort, and appreciated by several....