A FACTORY SAMPLE (2 x 7") FAC-2

Counterfeit copy of A Factory sample

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Joy Division: Digital John Dowie: Acne
Joy Division: Glass John Dowie: Idiot
The Durutti Column: No communication John Dowie: Hitler's liver
The Durutti Column: Thin ice (detail) Cabaret Voltaire: Baader-Meinhof
    Cabaret Voltaire: Sex in secret

How to spot this counterfeit copy:

1) No shrink-wrap. The original sleeve was a 14" x 14" bit of paper folded in half then shrink wrapped
2) No stickers
3) The matrix numbers are in large hand written characters
4) No groove notations. The original had "Everything is repairable everything is broken"
5) The counterfeit has thick paper (cardboard) sleeve, the original had a thin paper sleeve



A FACTORY SAMPLE 12" FAC-2

Pirate copy of the official Factory Sample double 7" EP - released as a 12".
We think this is probably a Greek pressing. We think it's probably a bootleg.

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Joy Division: Digital John Dowie: Acne
Joy Division: Glass John Dowie: Idiot
The Durutti Column: No communication John Dowie: Hitler's liver
The Durutti Column: Thin ice (detail) Cabaret Voltaire: Baader-Meinhof
    Cabaret Voltaire: Sex in secret

This counterfeit is easy to spot as it is a 12" single instead of 2x7"

The cover is more or less the same as the original: front cover is both front and back of the original. The back cover is like the inside cover of the original fold out, except it is regrouped (side 1 and 2 of the original above side 3 and 4) to fit a 12" cover.
The labels are the "Use no hearing protection" logo with the band names on each side.


A FACTORY SAMPLE (2 x 7") FAC-2 2008

Counterfeit copy of A Factory sample
Released 2008
Originally on black vinyl.
Later reissued on colour vinyl:
One on solid pale mint green / one on black vinyl
One on clear vinyl / one on transparent green vinyl
One on orangey-red vinyl / one on black vinyl
One on marbled light grey / one on marbled greenish-grey vinyl
One on solid pale mint green / one  on transparent green vinyl
One on clear vinyl / one  on black vinyl
One on orangey-red vinyl / one  on transparent green vinyl

Matrix numbers:
FAC-2-A   "EVERYTHING"
FAC-2-B  "IS REPAIRABLE"
FAC-2-C  "EVERYTHING"
FAC-2-D  "IS BROKEN"

 

Joy Division: Digital John Dowie: Acne
Joy Division: Glass John Dowie: Idiot
The Durutti Column: No communication John Dowie: Hitler's liver
The Durutti Column: Thin ice (detail) Cabaret Voltaire: Baader-Meinhof
    Cabaret Voltaire: Sex in secret

How to spot this counterfeit copy:

1) This set comes in a poster sleeve. The original was gatefold and doesn't open up into a 14" x 14" square.
2) This set is is not shrink wrapped (although it comes in a resealable plastic bag). Original was shrink wrapped in thin crinkly plastic. Like a food bag.
3) Matrix etchings in slightly larger writing than the original.
4) This counterfeit copy has no raised serrated vinyl edge around the label - the oiginal does.
5) The stickers are a perfect copy but they look `new`. They do not have `fasprint ` or any other printing on the reverse.



A FACTORY SAMPLE (2 x 7") FAC-2 2016

Counterfeit reissue of the 2008 pirate above
Released 2016
Black vinyl
Black and yellow fold-out cover
Matrix numbers:
FAC-2-A   "EVERYTHING"
FAC-2-B  "IS REPAIRABLE"
FAC-2-C  "EVERYTHING"
FAC-2-D  "IS BROKEN"

 

Joy Division: Digital John Dowie: Acne
Joy Division: Glass John Dowie: Idiot
The Durutti Column: No communication John Dowie: Hitler's liver
The Durutti Column: Thin ice (detail) Cabaret Voltaire: Baader-Meinhof
    Cabaret Voltaire: Sex in secret

Unlike the 2008 version above, this has a regular 2 panel folder cover in yellow and black, not a grey & black 4 panel fold-out. The sheet of 4 stickers and one loose Factory sticker are the same.