All I've seen are imports in more fragile, thinner covers than we used in
the U.S. but were standard abroad. Most are from the London import group-
L'Oiseau-Lyre, Ducretet-Thompson, etc. These were specialty items, imported
in smaller numbers and tended to get lost on the shelves. The box increased
visibility and provided a printed spine which the records otherwise lacked
but which U.S. records had by the time these were brought in, c. 1957?
Offhand, I can't think of any that were in stereo in these boxes.
From: Paul Stamler
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP packaging question
On 4/22/2013 4:23 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> Anyone recognise this type of package - assuming there was NOT a booklet,
> why the additional box ????
I've seen a few of them. I think the answer is prestige.