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#8-1 Rubber Soul (Promotional Record: OP-7450)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7450
RELEASE DATE Promotional Record (First Press: 15th March.1966)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Translation: Junichi Takahashi.
 "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OR 7450" were printed on both sides of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "G-¥1,800" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT." was embossed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Odeon white label (promotional use only).
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
The release date is in black and appears above and to the left of the title.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Here is a close-up of the circled text: "Sample under Article 10, Clause 2 of the Commodity Tax Law". label The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The print in black has unusual "hand lettered" look to it quite unlike the regular commercial version.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL Odeon White Label (for promotional use only)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-178   2
SIDE 2 YEX-179   1
PRESS MARK None
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE G - ¥1,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (round type)
INNER SLEEVE
Plain White Inner bag
OBI
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COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Translation: Junichi Takahashi
COMMENTS
Odeon white label (promotional use only).
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.

Odeon promo LPs feature the perimeter print, Odeon logo, and circled text in red and all other printing in "hand lettered" black.
Note the release date above the Odeon logo.
The label design is similar to that used for the regular commercial Odeon LPs. These are most commonly found on red vinyl.

In Japan, promotional records have traditionally been provided at no charge to radio stations, record shops, and the mass media to increase the sales of a record or in some cases to promote a tour.
There are two types of promotional releases.
Type-1: This type is called the white label promo for which a unique label has been made. The label design of Odeon white label singles is very similar to that of regular commercial Odeon singles. The promo version, however, features the perimeter print, Odeon logo, and circled text in red and all other printing in black. The print in black has an unusual "hand lettered" look to it quite unlike the regular commercial version. The release date is in black and appears above and to the left of the title. Most usually, the regular cover is used with appropriate alterations to prohibit commercial sale.
Type-2: The second type of promo record is less elaborate and is called a sticker promo. It is simply a regular commercial release that has a promo sticker affixed to the cover. This type of promo is occasionally found on post-1975 releases.



#8-2 Rubber Soul (1st. Press "G ¥1,800 / Light Blue Obi": OP-7450)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7450
RELEASE DATE 15th March.1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle
Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve The lyric sheet is bifold type.
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Translation: Junichi Takahashi.
 "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
Light Blue OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve label 1st. pressing had a light blue / white OBI and priced ¥1,800 on obi strip. The word "STEREO (Japanese)" and Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-7450" were printed on the front.
sleeve There is no order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label label label Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP 7450" were printed on both sides of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "EverClean" logo, "G-¥1,800", and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT." was embossed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The credit "Recording Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" and "Photography Robert Freeman" were printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, "Everclean" vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "LONG PLAYING" was erased at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM 
-

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-2 (without the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-178   11
SIDE 2 YEX-179   13
PRESS MARK B6
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE G - ¥1,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-2
OBI
Light blue Obi / without Order sheet
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography Robert Freeman
Translation: Junichi Takahashi
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was erased at the bottom of the label.

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.

The obi: "Light blue" Obi
It is light blue / white in design with light blue Japanese text. It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.



#8-3 Rubber Soul (2nd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Green Arrow Obi": OP-8156)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER OP-8156
RELEASE DATE February 1969? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle
Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve The lyric sheet is bifold type.
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Translation: Junichi Takahashi.
 "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
Odeon Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve label 2nd. pressing had a green "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip. The word "STEREO" and Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-8156" were printed on the front.
sleeve The obi remains intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label label label Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-8156" were printed on both sides of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "EverClean" logo, "H-¥2,000", and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT. (italic type)" was embossed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The credit "Recording Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" and "Photography Robert Freeman" were printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, "Everclean" vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "LONG PLAYING" was erased at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM 
-

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-2 (without the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-178   41
SIDE 2 YEX-179   30
PRESS MARK 9B
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-7
OBI
Green / white so called "Odeon Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography Robert Freeman
Translation: Junichi Takahashi
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was erased at the bottom of the label.

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.

The obi: A. K. A."Arrow" Obi
2nd. pressing had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.



#8-4 Rubber Soul (3rd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Apple Green Arrow Obi / Red Vinyl": AP-8156)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8156
RELEASE DATE February 1971? / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle
Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE     LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Translation: Junichi Takahashi.
 "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
Apple Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT BACK --> Click!
sleeve label 3rd. pressing had a green  "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip.
sleeve There is order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label label label Apple logo mark and catalog number were printed at the both sides of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type).
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"Ever Clean" logo mark was removed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The credit "Recording Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" and "Photography Robert Freeman" were printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number "AP-8156" and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM 
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RECORD LABEL Dark Green Apple label Type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-178-Z   1S   7
SIDE 2 YEX-179       2S   7
PRESS MARK A1 -> B1
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type)
INNER SLEEVE
Apple custom black sleeve
OBI
Green / white so called "Apple Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography Robert Freeman
Translation: Junichi Takahashi
COMMENTS
Dark green Apple label Type-1with black print.

In late (September?)1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.
This LP was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.

The obi: A. K. A."Arrow" Obi
4th. and 5th. pressings had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.



#8-5 Rubber Soul (3rd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Apple Green Arrow Obi / Black Vinyl: CBS SONY Contract Press": AP-8156)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8156
RELEASE DATE May 1969? / CBS SONY Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle
Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE     LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Translation: Junichi Takahashi.
 "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
Apple Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT BACK --> Click!
sleeve label 3rd. pressing had a green  "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip.
sleeve There is order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label label label Apple logo mark and catalog number were printed at the both sides of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type).
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"Ever Clean" logo mark was removed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The credit "Recording Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" and "Photography Robert Freeman" were printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Sometimes Toshiba had problems to press enough records to keep up with the demand. To increase production they turned to other companies (ex. Gramophone, Victor, King Records, and SONY)  to press up some copies of a particular release.
The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of CBS SONY LP presses is approximately 34.5mm out from the centre hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number "AP-8156" and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM 
-

RECORD LABEL Dark Green Apple label Type-1 / CBS SONY Contract Press
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-178   45
SIDE 2 YEX-179   42
PRESS MARK E-9
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type)
INNER SLEEVE
Apple custom black sleeve
OBI
Green / white so called "Apple Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography Robert Freeman
Translation: Junichi Takahashi
COMMENTS
Dark green Apple label Type-1with black print.

In late (September?)1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Sometimes Toshiba had problems to press enough records to keep up with the demand. To increase production they turned to other companies (ex. Gramophone, Victor, King Records, and SONY)  to press up some copies of a particular release.
The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of CBS SONY LP presses is approximately 34.5mm out from the centre hole.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.
This LP was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.

The obi: A. K. A."Arrow" Obi
4th. and 5th. pressings had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.



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