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I love stuff like this.

Are they radio call signs?

What does BB CB RW refer to?

Nice piece of social history there Pete

I think they are all radio stations, it continues on the back with more regional stations

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It refers to the three major industry magazine charts at the time: Billboard, Cashbox and Record World.

Thanks Sebastian I thought BB could be billboard but couldn't think of the others.

It looks like they were cataloging where it was being given airtime, its chart position, and sales volumes on a given date but I wonder why?

If this was just for a file it would very quickly be out of date and why would you use colour print.

Maybe it was a 'sales' tool to show new stockists how 'good' the record was but again thats a lot of data to fill in for a single stockist.

Perhaps more likely to get additional airplay as although the list of call signs is long its a long way from being a complete list of either cities or all their local stations.

New York had a lot more than just the three shown for example.

I guess it just turned up with a recent purchase Pete?

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Thanks Sebastian I thought BB could be billboard but couldn't think of the others.

It looks like they were cataloging where it was being given airtime, its chart position, and sales volumes on a given date but I wonder why?

If this was just for a file it would very quickly be out of date and why would you use colour print.

Maybe it was a 'sales' tool to show new stockists how 'good' the record was but again thats a lot of data to fill in for a single stockist.

Perhaps more likely to get additional airplay as although the list of call signs is long its a long way from being a complete list of either cities or all their local stations.

New York had a lot more than just the three shown for example.

I guess it just turned up with a recent purchase Pete?

It was actually with the item below but I believe 100% that it was not originally with that item!

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It was actually with the item below but I believe 100% that it was not originally with that item!

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I've had a couple of those test pressings at least two with the labels detatched but in the sleeve. Never in a sleeve like that though I'd have kept it.

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I've had a couple of those test pressings at least two with the labels detatched but in the sleeve. Never in a sleeve like that though I'd have kept it.

Well I asked the person who bought the record if he'd like the sleeve and he said yes so I gave it him.

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