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BN Discog question ive never heard before

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It bothers me how places & spaces sits in between the BN 2-fer series in my collection- all the brown 2fers w/ places & spaces in the middle- well i looked at the spines and saw something interesting- the 2 fers have a "0798" nuber after the catalog number on lp jacket SPINE only--- places & spaces has a designation "0698"- just duke pearson it can happen w/ you.  so i have o put it, out of catlog sequence but next to the other "0698" duke pearson, THEN the two-fers...........it makes sense to me- but my question is what do these secondary numbers represent in the catalogue?  thanks
 

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List price.

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Arista did this too... 1998 (or $19.98) on the spine of Anthony Braxton "Four Four Orchestras." 

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6 hours ago, The Magnificent Goldberg said:

King did this too. Here's King's first LP from 1952 (10")

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The catalogue number is 295-1, with 295 being the price.

 

Nice detail about the pricing. FWIW, I have the French pressing of that particular LP: ^_^

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But back to the original question: Was this price info on the spine of those brownish BN "Re-Issue-Series" twofers really present all the time or only during a certain period?
My Art Pepper and Horace Silver twofers, for example, have that "0798" mark on the spine but my Fats Navarro pressing (BN LA 607-H2) doesn't have it. All of them are US pressings.
Neither does my Gerry Mulligan set (BST 84548 XCT / BN-LA-532-H2) have it, but though it looks US-ish the very small print says it is a German pressing. So no surprise ...

 

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The only one of those brown twofers I have is the Jazz Crusaders' Young rabbits. That's a US manufactured job and has no price on the spine.

Grant Green's Live at the Lighthouse has bugger all on the spine, not even title or artist!

MG

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I have most of the ‘brown bag’ twofer series and don’t recall ever seeing a price on the spine. In the high-inflationary mid/late 70s it would have been valid for circa one day !

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In the /US, anyway, the brownbaggers have it on the tope end of the spine, just below the catalog number, The catalog number is in bold font, the 0798 is not, and might even be a point smaller.

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