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This section explains the different tables and codes used in the Collector References.
Please send any correspondence about this site to: Jan Guns (aprilsnow@telenet.be)
If you are a collector of Prince/ items and are looking for some 'rare' pressings, let me know.
I regularly visit the record shops in Brussels and I also spend some time at record fairs, so I might be able to find that item for you.


Code Explanation


Explanation for items
Media Codes
Digital Formats
Colour Codes
Country Codes
Sleeve Codes
Sleeve Opening Codes
Issue Codes
Currency Codes
Picture Indicator
Title Strip



Listing of items is given the following format:

1
2 ( 3 )
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17




Explanation

NUMBER NAME EXPLANATION DETAILS

1 Artist Performer (only used in specific cases eg. various artists)
2 Title Title of the item (for books, this field contains the serie name)
3 No. Of Items Total number of items for the mentioned title
4 Year Year when the item was released / published
5 Catalogue No. The catalogue number (ISBN) of the item
6 Barcode / Record Company For barcode encrypted items / Record Company in case of bootlegs
7 Medium Sort of medium. (SH) is added for Small Spindle Holes ***
8 Digital Format Item has been converted to a specific format or is only available in digital format ***
9 Country Country where the item was manufactered / printed ***
10 Colour Colour of the item / pages ***
11 Tracks No. of tracks on the item / stories in the book
12 Scans A camera () appears if scans are available ***
13 Sleeve Sleeve / Cover description for the item ***
14 Opening Specifies which side the sleeve / cover opens ***
15 Issue Information about the release of the item (or the sound quality in case of bootlegs) ***
16 Remark Clarifications concerning the item (includes Title Strip) / Title of the book ***
17 Sell Price (optional) Indication for the sell price in EURO (price is not fixed !) ***







Photo Indication

IMAGE IMAGE DESCRIPTION

Indicates that scans are available for the item
Indicates that scans or details have been looked at before
Appears when the cursor moves over the image
Indicated the item is the active one (was selected)





Medium

When the media code is in between brackets, e.g. (CD), it means the music/data is only available
in the mentionded digital format, as the original item of which is was copied, is not in my possession

CODE DESCRIPTION

7 VINYL SINGLE
TS2 TITLE STRIP - VINYL
7MC VINYL SINGLE - SMALL HOLE + FREE CASSETTE
2x7 VINYL SINGLE - DOUBLE
7BOX VINYL SINGLES - BOX
12 VINYL MAXI SINGLE
2x12 VINYL MAXI SINGLE - DOUBLE
CDS CD SINGLE
CDS-E CD SINGLE - EXTRA
CDS-V CD SINGLE - VIDEO
2CDS CD SINGLE - DOUBLE
CDSAC CD SINGLE - ACETATE
CDS3 CD SINGLE - 3 INCH
CDSBX CD SINGLE - BOX
MCD CD MAXI
2MCD CD MAXI - DOUBLE
CS CASSETTE SINGLE
LP VINYL LP
2LP VINYL LP - DOUBLE
2LP2CD VINYL LP - DOUBLE / 2 CD - COMPACT DISC
LPCD VINYL LP / CD - COMPACT DISC
3LP VINYL LP - THREE
4LP VINYL LP - FOUR
5LP VINYL LP - FIVE
CD CD - COMPACT DISC
CDBK CD - COMPACT DISC + BOOK
CD-E CD - ENHANCED
XRCD CD - EXTENDED RESOLUTION
2CD CD - DOUBLE
3CD CD - TRIPLE
3CDVD CD - TRIPLE / DVD
CDVD CD / DVD
4CD CD - QUADRUPLE
5CD CD - QUINTIPLE
6CD CD - SEXTET
8CD CD - EIGHT
CDBOX CD - BOX
CVBOX CD & VC BOX
CDROM CD - ROM
CD-R CD - RECORDABLE
SHM SUPER HIGH MATERIAL CD
2SHM SUPER HIGH MATERIAL CD - DOUBLE
DIG DIGITAL FORMAT
DVD DVD
DVDBK DVD + BOOK
2DVD DVD - DOUBLE
3DVD DVD - TRIPLE
4DVD DVD - QUADRUPLE
5DVD DVD - QUINTIPLE
6DVD DVD - SEXTET
8DVD DVD - OCTET
HDDVD DVD - HDDVD
3BRD DVD - TRIPLE - BLUE RAY DISC
BRD DVD - BLUE RAY DISC
BRD3 DVD - BLUE RAY DISC 3D
DVD5 DVD - DL LAYER
DVD9 DVD - DUAL LAYER
DVD+R DVD+RECORDABLE
VCD VIDEO CD
2VCD VIDEO CD - DOUBLE
UMD UMD MUSIC VIDEO
MC MUSIC CASSETTE
2MC MUSIC CASSETTE - DOUBLE
3MC MUSIC CASSETTE - TRIPLE
8TR 8 TRACK CASSETTE
DCC DIGITAL COMPACT CASSETTE
2VC VIDEO CASSETTE - DOUBLE
VC VIDEO CASSETTE
VC8 VIDEO CASSETTE - 8MM
LD LASER DISC
LDVCD LASER DISC VIDEO CD
VD VIDEODISC - CAPACITANCE ELECTRONIC DISC SYSTEM
COMIC COMIC BOOK
COM-X X-RATED COMIC BOOK
CHILD CHILD BOOK
IBOOK ILLUSTRATED READING BOOK
BOOK READING BOOK
SPORT SPORTS BOOK
MAG MAGAZINE
TOURB TOUR BOOK
BKDVD BOOK + DVD
SHEET SHEET MUSIC
ENCY ENCYCLOPEDIA
EDU EDUCATIONAL
MAN MANUAL
DICT DICTIONARY
KOOK KOOKBOEK
REST RESTAURANT GUIDE
TRAVL TRAVEL GUIDE
HIST HISTORY BOOK
ATLAS ATLAS EN KAARTENBOEK
FLYER FLYER
PC POST CARD
TIKET ENTRANCE TICKET
KEY KEYCHAIN
NECK NECKLACE
PIN PIN
MATCH MATCHES
BADGE BADGE
TAMB TAMBORINE
MONEY DOLLAR BILL
TAT TATTOO
CAL CALENDAR
HONEY HONEY JAR
CAND CANDLE
AWD AWARD
SHRT T-SHIRT
PERF PERFUME
POS POSTER
MOBIL MOBILE
TEDDY TEDDY BEAR
GUIT GUITAR
GUITP GUITAR PICKS
STP POSTAL STAMP
GAZ GAZETTE
PEN PENCIL
STICK STICKER
SWET SWEAT BAND
EAR EARRING
COAS COASTER
TS TITLE STRIP
WTCH WATCH
CONF CONFETTI
BLLN BALLOON
BAG SHOPPING BAG
GLOV GLOVES
MAP MAP
PLYL PLAYLIST
DRST DRUM STICK
INFL INFLATABLE





Digital format

CODE DESCRIPTION

APE MONKEY'S AUDIO FILE
AVI AVI
FLAC FREE LOSSLESS AUDIO CODEC
FLDX FLAC/DIVX
FLMV FLAC / MOVIE
FLV FLASH VIDEO
FLVB FLAC /VOB
FLVOB FREE LOSSLESS AUDIO CODEC / VIDEO OBJECT
ISO ARCHIVE FILE OF AN OPTICAL DISC (DISC IMAGE)
M4A MPEG-4 PART 14 OR MP4
M4V VIDEO FORMAT
MKV MKV
MOV MOVIE
MP3 MPEG-1 OR MPEG-2 AUDIO LAYER III
MP4 MPEG-4 PART 14 OR MP4
MPKV MP4 / MKV
NRG NERO IMAGE
TS TS
VOB VIDEO OBJECT
WAV WAVEFORM AUDIO FILE FORMAT
WMA WINDOWS MEDIA AUDIO
WMV WINDOWS MEDIA VIDEO





Colour

CODE DESCRIPTION


NOT SPECIFIED
B&W BLACK & WHITE
BLA BLACK
BLT BLACK TR
BLU BLUE
BRT BROWN TR
BUT BLUE TR
COL COLOURED
GOL GOLD
GOT GOLD TR
GRN GREEN
GRT GREY TR
GRY GREY
MAR MARBLE
ORA ORANGE
PIN PINK
PUR PURPLE
PUT PURPLE TR
RED RED
SIL SILVER
TRA TRANSPARENT
WHB BROKEN WHITE
WHI WHITE
YEL YELLOW
YET YELLOW TR





Country

Country codes are in accordance with the ISO-3166 International Country Code Standard.
Some non-standard codes have been added, marked with (*),
because the indication on the item itself is either unclear or missing.

CODE COUNTRY

???(*) UNKNOWN
AFG AFGHANISTAN
ARG ARGENTINA
AUS AUSTRALIA
AUT AUSTRIA
BEL BELGIUM
BGR BULGARIA
BNL(*) BENELUX
BRA BRAZIL
CAN CANADA
CHE SWITZERLAND
CHL CHILE
CHN CHINA
COL COLUMBIA
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC
GER(*) GERMANY
DNK DENMARK
ECU ECUADOR
EU(*) EUROPEAN
ESP SPAIN
FIN FINLAND
FRA FRANCE
UK(*) UNITED KINGDOM
GRC GREECE
GTM GUATEMALA
HKG HONG KONG
HRV CROATIA
HUN HUNGARY
IDN INDONESIA
IND INDIA
IRL IRELAND
ISR ISRAEL
ITA ITALY
JPN JAPAN
KGZ KYRGYZSTAN
KOR KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
LUX LUXEMBOURG
MEX MEXICO
MYS MALAYSIA
NLD NETHERLANDS
NZL NEW ZEALAND
PER PERU
PHL PHILIPPINES
POL POLAND
PRT PORTUGAL
RUS RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SAU SAUDI ARABIA
SCA(*) SCANDINAVIA
SCT(*) SCOTLAND
SGP SINGAPORE
SWE SWEDEN
SYR SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
THA THAILAND
TUR TURKEY
TWN TAIWAIN
UKR UKRAINE
URY URUGUAY
USA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
VEN VENEZUELA
WGE(*) WEST GERMANY
YUG YUGOSLAVIA
ZAF SOUTH AFRICA
ZWE ZIMBABWE





Sleeve

CODE DESCRIPTION


NO SLEEVE / NO ARTWORK
(ARI) COMMERCIAL (ARISTA)
(ASE) COMMERCIAL (ASYLUM-ELEKTRA)
(ATL) COMMERCIAL (ATLANTIC)
(CAP) COMMERCIAL (CAPITOL)
(CBS) COMMERCIAL (CBS)
(CLS) COMMERCIAL (COLLECTOR SERIES)
(COL) COMMERCIAL (COLUMBIA)
(DCA) COMMERCIAL (DISCOS CENTROAMERICA PLA)
(DIS) COMMERCIAL (DISCO)
(DJU) COMMERCIAL (D.J.U.)
(EMI) COMMERCIAL (EMI)
(EPC) COMMERCIAL (EPIC)
(EPP) COMMERCIAL (EPIC PLASTIC)
(FEC) COMMERCIAL (FEDISCOS PAPER)
(FEP) COMMERCIAL (FEDISCOS PLASTIC)
(GFN) COMMERCIAL (GEFFEN RECORDS)
(GST) COMMERCIAL (GOLD STANDARD)
(HIS) COMMERCIAL (HISPAVOX)
(KNY) COMMERCIAL (KINNEY)
(MAT) COMMERCIAL (MATEHUALA)
(MCA) COMMERCIAL (MCA)
(MDR) COMMERCIAL (MOBILE DISCO)
(ME) COMMERCIAL (MUSIC EXPRESS)
(PEP) COMMERCIAL (PEERLESS PLASTIC)
(PLA) COMMERCIAL (PLASTIC)
(RCA) COMMERCIAL (RCA)
(STR) COMMERCIAL (STARLINE)
(TC) COMMERCIAL (TRANS CANADA)
(TSK) COMMERCIAL (TUSK)
(URB) COMMERCIAL (URBAN SLEEVE)
(VIR) COMMERCIAL (EL VIRREY)
(WB) COMMERCIAL (WB)
(WBP) COMMERCIAL (WB PLASTIC)
(WEA) COMMERCIAL (WEA)
(WEP) COMMERCIAL (WEA PLASTIC)
(WHT) COMMERCIAL (WHITE)
ART ARTWORK AVAILABLE
CAH CARDBOARD HOUSING
CBRD CARDBOARD
CBX CARDBOARD BOX
CF3 CARDBOARD FOLD GATE - 3 INCH
CFG CARDBOARD FOLD GATE
CLOTH CLOTH
CS3 CARDBOARD SLIP CASE - 3 INCH
CSC CARDBOARD SLIP CASE
FLG FOLDGATE PICTURE SLEEVE
FLI FOLDGATE PICTURE SLEEVE & INNER SLEEVE
FLP FLP
GLAS GLAS
HC HARD COVER
JCA JEWEL CASE - BACK & FRONT INSERTS
JCAS SLIM JEWEL CASE - BACK & FRONT INSERTS
JCB JEWEL CASE - BACK INSERT ONLY
JCF JEWEL CASE - FRONT INSERT ONLY
JCFS SLIM JEWEL CASE - FRONT INSERT ONLY
JCN JEWEL CASE - NO INSERTS
JCNS SLIM JEWEL CASE - NO INSERTS
JCS JEWEL CASE - STICKERS
MAP MAP
MRB METAL ROUND BOX
MTL METAL
PAP PAPER
PCB PLASTIC HOUSING IN CARDBOARD BOX
PCBL PLASTIC HOUSING IN CARDBOARD BOX LONG
PIC PICTURE SLEEVE
PII PICTURE SLEEVE & INNER SLEEVE
PIL PLASTIC PICTURE SLEEVE
PLA PLASTIC SLEEVE
PLAS PLASTIC
PLH PLASTIC HOUSING
PLI PLASTIC SLEEVE & INSERTS
POS POSTER BAG
PRB PLASTIC ROUND BOX
PSC PLASTIC SLIP CASE
SC SOFT COVER
SNP SNAP PACK
SPE SPECIAL PACKAGING
WAX WAX
WOD WOOD





Sleeve Opening

CODE DESCRIPTION

NO NEED TO SPECIFY
B BOTTOM
H TOP AND BOTTOM
L LEFT
R RIGHT
T TOP
X NOT YET CHECKED





Issue

CODE DESCRIPTION


NORMAL ISSUE
A-PC ADVANCED PROMOTIONAL
A-TST ADVANCE TEST PRESSING
AU AUDIENCE
DJ PROMOTIONAL DJ
DJ-ED SPECIAL DJ EDIT
DJ-GS PROMOTIONAL DJ - GOLDSTAMP
PC PROMOTIONAL
PC-GS PROMOTIONAL - GOLDSTAMP
PC-JB PROMOTIONAL - JUKE-BOX
PC-RA PROMOTIONAL - RADIO
PF PROFESSIONALY FILMED
PFA PROFESSIONALY FILMED / AUDIENCE
SB SOUNDBOARD
SB/AU SOUNDBOARD / AUDIENCE
SEDVD SPECIAL EXTENDED DVD





Title Strip

TYPE DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE

TYPE 01 Hit Pop
TYPE 02 Star Title Strip Co. (Pittsburgh PA)
TYPE 03 Italian (With or without picture)
TYPE 04 Sterling Title Strips Co. (Pittsburgh PA) / Blue-lined on blue
TYPE 05 Star Title Strip Co. (Pittsburgh PA) / No stars
TYPE 06 Lasered
TYPE 07 Classic Hit / Oldy / Soul
TYPE 08 Other
TYPE 09 Other
TYPE 10 Sterling Title Strips Co. (Pittsburgh PA) / Pink-lined on pink
TYPE 11 Red-lined on white
TYPE 12 Other
TYPE 13 Picture/Drawing
TYPE 14 Sterling Title Strips Co. (Pittsburgh PA) / Red-lined on white
TYPE 15 WEA / Red-lined on white
TYPE 17 Blue Nadisq
TYPE 18 Complete sheets
TYPE 19 JBR
TYPE 20 Chart Hits
TYPE 21 ? (Red Blocks)
TYPE 99 Other  





Currency Rate

CODE CURRENCY RATE

AUD AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 1,6018
CAD CANADIAN DOLLAR 1,5852
EUR EURO 1,0000
GBP ENGLISH STERLING POUND 0,8768
HKD HONG KONG DOLLAR 9,6550
THB THAILAND BATH 3,4555
USD AMERICAN DOLLAR 1,2302
YEN JAPANESE YEN 130,9910