MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer on disc) (a)
Note where the break is, between "IN" & "WEST."
Matrix number: 7599 52019-2 2893 253 01
All disc variations have the same matrix number.
This variation was the first to be issued.
MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (b)
Most common disc variation. It can be found with a matte finish or with a glossy, almost iridescent finish.
Known suffixes: (matte) none, (glossy) AX
Later pressings have MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER (c), or MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO (d) etched around the center hole.
Known suffixes: (c) BM, (d) unknown
MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY (no manufacturer on face of disc) (e)
Note that the break is now between "WEST" & "GERMANY."
This variation has the notation, MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole.
Front cover of the twelve-page booklet.
Page eleven states "Manufactured by
PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" without barcode.
"111-2 (252 019)" is printed on the reverse.
I found disc variations (a) and (b) with this tray inlay.
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
I found disc variations (c), (d) and (e) with this tray inlay.
Notes: This disc is somewhat scarce.
Not impossible to find, but does present a challenge, especially if you are chasing variations.
Jewel case info: (disc variation (b) with glossy finish) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case
with "82" embossed on one tab and "84" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 13"