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Helpful fonts, ID's and other crap:
YES: ifpi, IFPI
NO: iƒpi

Different cassette shells -= different releases, per forum: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/414710?page=2#6937178

Grouped matrices per: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=5#7584624

5.2.c. Matrix / Run-Out information is often stamped in the run out grooves of records, or in the inner ring of CDs. Vinyl run out etchings can also contain mastering engineer / mastering studio / pressing plant information (often as initials), and extra text. This information should all be added to one 'Matrix number' field.

Focusing on the last part: This information should ALL be added to one 'Matrix number' field.

Sort variants forum: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=5#7584624

Artist merge: Jan Pieter Nipus with Jan Petier Ripius, Which should be used? which is correct?

https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/417171?utm_campaign=user-mention&utm_medium=pm&page=1&utm_source=relationship

details from my copy
Label side A
Label side B
Runout, side A, etched
Runout, side B, etched
Runout, side A, etched / [stamped]
Runout, side B, etched / [stamped]
Manufactured by Decca Records, Inc., New York, U.S.A.
Manufactured in U.S.A.• By Decca Records, Inc.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, inc. U.S.A.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, inc. • Hollywood California • U.S.A.
TMK(s) ® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Radio Corporation of America - Made in U.S.A.
Trade Marks ® Registered • Marcas Registradas • Radio Corporation of America
TMK(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s)
RCA Corp. - Made in U.S.A. ℗ 1983 RCA Records - Camden N.J. - Made in U.S.A.
M-G-M Records - A Division of Loew's Incorporated - Made in U.S.A.
® "Epic" "CBS" Marcas Reg. T.M. Printed in U.S.A.
® "Columbia," [Logo] Marcas Reg. Printed in U.S.A.
"Columbia" and [Logos] Trade Marks Reg. U.S.A. Pat. Off. Marcas Registradas. Made in U.S.A.
Trade Marks Reg. U.S. Pat Off. Marcas Registradas • Made in U.S.A. Pats. Pending
"Epic", is a Trademark of CBS Inc./Marca Reg.
"Epic," "CBS" Marcas Reg, T.M. Printed in the U.S.A. A Product of CBS Mf'd by Eros
Other (Printed in bottom right corner on rear cover): 0501
Link album: "[r=DiscogsID]"
Link album "[m=DiscogsID]"

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Strike through text : http://adamvarga.com/strike/
https://78records.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/rca-rings.jpg?w=584
https://web.archive.org/web/20180319062459/http://playlists.christmachine.com/cutting-vinyl/dead-wax-deadwax-list-full-length-continued-from-main-day-page/
https://www.discogs.com/lists/US-Record-Pressing-Plants/213755?page=1
http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/324904
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Pressing Plant Information for LPs:
❀ flower and bird motifs to the right of AZ = Brian Gardner.
[Trumpet Illustration] = A&M Mastering Studios
ⓤ = Pressed by United Record Pressing
0 = Capitol Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
—◁ = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
✲ or ☆ (prior to '64 = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
◈-P-◈ = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
▣-G-▣ = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
a, Q, O Check Allied Record Company
@ (DC Interlocked) = Dave Crawford (2)
AL = Allentown Record Co. Inc.
AR or ARC= Allied Record Company
ARP = American Record Pressing Co.
BW = Bestway Products Inc.
CS or CSM = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
FF Double tapped F = Fine Recording Studios
G or G1= Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
H (RCA Releases) RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood
HRM = Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd.
I (RCA Releases) RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
JM (Etched) = John Matousek
LY = Shelley Products
MG or MGS = MGM Record Mfg. Division, Bloomfield, NJ
MO = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
M HC = Mastered at Mastercraft by Howard Craft @ Mastercraft
Ω (2)
An unidentified mastering engineer
PH = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
P, PIT = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
PL or PP= Plastic Products
PR = Presswell
PR or PRC = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
PRC-C or PRC-W = PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
RI = Philips Recording Co., Richmond, IN
R (RCA Releases) RCA Records Pressing Plant, Rockaway
SO = Sonic Recording Products, Inc.
SP = Specialty Records Corporation
Ƨ, S, SI, S S2, = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
TI, TII, TII, CT or CTH = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
T, 1T, T1, 2T, T2 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
X = Embosed or S Backwards In or our of circle = Shelley Products

The below A&M Records label codes also contribute to pressing plant identification which include the Terre Haute plant and others;
X = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Y or y = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Z = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
W = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
C = Monarch Record Mfg. Co. (pre-1985), Electrosound Los Angeles (1985-86)
B = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
R = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis

W = H.V. Waddell Co. (Not on Atlantic Releases)
Columbia Recording Studios Identifiable by machine-stamped codes in the runouts: ZTSP (7" 45 RPM mono), ZTEP (7" 45 RPM EP mono), TLP (1949 custom 10" LP's), XTLP (1949 custom 12" LP's), TV (10"), XTV (12" LP mono), XSV (12" LP stereo), ZTV (7" mono), ZSV (7" stereo), QXSV (12" LP quadraphonic), QZSV (7" quadraphonic), P (10" 78 RPM), XP (12" 78 RPM), ZP (7" 78 RPM), PA (10" 78 RPM EP), XPA (12" 78 RPM EP), ZPA (7" 78 RPM EP). Additionally one of Columbia Recording Studios' mastering rooms, in the 1956-57 period, did have a stamped 5-pointed star on some lacquers on both LP and 45. Seen on both Hollywood and Bridgeport pressings.

Like RCA and Capitol, Columbia’s pressing plants and mastering services were used an awful lot by smaller independent local labels. Their three main (others in Terre Haute IN, Pitman NJ) pressing plants were based in Chicago, Nashville and New York, and are identifiable by the stamped in prefix to the number in the deadwax:
ZTSC – Chicago
ZTSB – Nashville
ZTSP – New York, and to a lesser degree Hollywood
The code itself is broken down thus:
Z – indicates a 7″ medium
T – transcription
S – indicates 45rpm
C – Chicago, where they were pressed
The job numbers which follow the ZTSC, ZTSP, ZTSB, codes were allotted out of the offices in the Fisher Building in Detroit, and were often allocated in batches. Columbia Special Products Detroit office was first located in the Fisher Building during the mid ’60’s. Orders taken by the office would then be sent to Columbia’s Chicago studio to have the master lacquer (acetate) cut, which would then be forwarded on to the plant in Terre Haute. Stereo 45 matrix numbers from NY/Hollywood always bore a ‘ZTS’ prefix; Chicago used ‘ZCSV’ prior to 1969, and ‘ZTSV’ thereafter; Nashville’s stereo matrix prefix was ‘ZSSB.’ EP releases bore the following prefix codes: ZTEP = New York/Hollywood; ZTEC = Chicago; ZTEB = Nashville. (‘E’ denoted an EP release.)

16 = Sonic Recording Products, Inc./Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.
18 = Presswell
19 = Bestway Products Inc.
22 = Allied
24 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
25 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
26 = PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
30 = Plastic Products
49 = Specialty Records Corporation
53 = Keel Mfg. (prior to ’79); Hauppauge Record Manufacturing, Ltd. (’79 and later)
54 = Shelley Products
56 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
70 = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
72 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
73 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest
76 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.

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