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Posted: 18 Feb 07, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everyone
I am new here but have a reason te be here.
I have a picture disc of Queen (Greatest Hits
Balkanton PDBTA 11253/54, Bulgarian LP, picture disc, 1981). I know there are many fake ones, but also original ones. How do I know if I have a fake one, or not. I want to sell it, but I do not know where to offer it and what it's worth.
Can anyone help me out and give me some information?
Thanks everyone.
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Posted: 07 May 07, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i will need a pic, then i could tell you.


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Posted: 30 Jun 07, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Richarde
On the official picture disc you can see the "shall" from marshall on the speaker on the left,you also can see brian's wrist on the right and you can see freddie's knee at the bottom left.
On a bootleg Picture disc you can't see them.

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Posted: 01 Jul 07, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the advise. I checked and mine's not a fake one. I also see there's a number scratched into the grooves in the middle. Now I just have to look if someone's interested to buy it. I want to sell it for a reasonable price.

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Posted: 01 Jul 07, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glad to help you,on this page you can compare the official & bootleg one
http://www.euronet.nl/~icu11529/picturedisc.htm
as you can see the picture is a bit smaller on the bootleg.

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Posted: 01 Jul 07, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly are these Picture Discs? Regular albums/singles on vinyl with a pic printed on them? Or just a pic printed on a vinyl with no audio? Or maybe some kind of disc that does something special...?


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Posted: 01 Jul 07, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This Picture Disc is something special, a rare vinyl LP titled Greatest Hits so it's an LP with sound with a picture on the front and back.

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Posted: 13 Jul 07, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

loicborap wrote:

Hello Richarde
On the official picture disc you can see the "shall" from marshall on the speaker on the left,you also can see brian's wrist on the right and you can see freddie's knee at the bottom left.
On a bootleg Picture disc you can't see them.

There is another bootleg pressing of this very picture disc that actually DOES show the full Marshall logo, Freddie's knee and Brian's wrist.
On first sight this bootleg is 100% identical to the original pressing. The only way to still recognise a fake is to see if the matrix number is handwritten (bootleg) or printed (original).




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Posted: 13 Jul 07, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Jeroen,
The matrix number is printed in the record, and is clear to see what number.
I now now defenitely that's it's an original. Now find someone who wants to buy it.


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Posted: 13 Jul 07, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeroen wrote:

loicborap wrote:

Hello Richarde
On the official picture disc you can see the "shall" from marshall on the speaker on the left,you also can see brian's wrist on the right and you can see freddie's knee at the bottom left.
On a bootleg Picture disc you can't see them.

There is another bootleg pressing of this very picture disc that actually DOES show the full Marshall logo, Freddie's knee and Brian's wrist.
On first sight this bootleg is 100% identical to the original pressing. The only way to still recognise a fake is to see if the matrix number is handwritten (bootleg) or printed (original).


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Posted: 14 Jul 07, 06:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're both very welcome :-)

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Posted: 01 May 14, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi people,

I am new to the forum and responding to an old thread, but here's the question: I am considering buying Queen's Greatest Hits Picture Disc but I'm not absolutely sure the one I've been offered is the real deal. Having read the last responses to this thread it seems this is the so-called 2nd pressing: it has the larger picture on it but the matrix numbers are handwritten rather than printed... Can someone help me out and confirm which pressing this is? Many thanks in advance, all best,

Sander

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Posted: 01 May 14, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 01 May 14, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another one...

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Posted: 01 May 14, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another...

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Posted: 01 May 14, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the last one...

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