MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (a)
Matrix number: 7567 29999-2 2895 382 01 #
Known suffixes: [AD RJ], [AR X], [J]
There also exists a disc variation that says MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY along the bottom.
This variation has either MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO (b) or MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER (c)
etched around the center hole. Both may have only been issued in Europe. I don't have pictures yet.
Front cover of the six-page foldout booklet
Page five states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany" in booklets accompanying the West German rear tray inserts.
Later discs with a USA back cover come with booklets that say "Printed in U.S.A." on page five.
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" without barcode (w).
Very early copies came with a variation of this with a small error: the European
catalog number is shown as "256 051" (v). Picture coming soon!
Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode. (x)
"29 999-2" is printed on the reverse.
Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode (y).
There is nothing printed on the reverse.
The POLYGRAM disc can be found with all three of these back inlays.
US pressings are more likely to be found in the USA inlay, so be careful.
The back inlay accompanying the PDO disc variations (z) states
"Manufactured in Germany" and does not have a barcode.
This exact same disc was issued in Japan with a sticker obi. The catalog number 32XP-153
appears only on the obi strip.
Notes: I used to think this disc was pretty common. It is not as easy to find recently
and has sold on eBay in the $20-30 range.
Disc and paper insert combinations summary:
(a) + (m) + (v)
(a) + (m) + (w)
(a) + (m) + (x)
(a) + (n) + (y)
(b) + (o) + (z)
(c) + (o) + (z)
Jewel case info: (WG inserts with barcode) ridged six-tab, two-dimple, "43" is embossed on one tab
and "83" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.1"
(USA inserts) heavy ridged four-tab, two short stopper bars, "7" is embossed on one tab
and nothing is embossed on the back portion. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 7.2"
(USA inserts) smooth frosted-top case two long stopper bars and "Patent pending" and"D-1" embossed on the back,
and "D-2"embossed on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 12.4"