I think those were color-coded for easy piano and harder piano, but I can't read that number. I haven't looked at the sheet music in a while, though.
I was hoping that you could cut the FP books and records into 4 pieces. I wanted to make places for FP records and tapes if we find them in their original packaging, because otherwise, you can't tell them from 3rd version BR/BT covers.
Shoot, I didn't even notice that prefix! I think that's a transition cover, and I've only found it on the E&B 45's. I've never seen a CRA cover for the SS1 45's, although I've found one label, and I've found evidence of more. I read somewhere that Columbia spun off its kid division, which turned into CRA, which would explain the similar (and in some cases identical) numbering system, and I even see Columbia matrix numbers (that's the XSM number unique to each side) on the later Bremen and Frog Prince. But I need to do more research on that.
See what kids are missing out on by buying downloads?
Yeah, I know they're not great, but it would be a placeholder until we find more. I'm surprised we're still finding FP records in the package!
On the CC/CRA 45's I'm not sure. I mentioned I've seen written evidence of others, but the dealers just used CRA numbering (and there was no picture). And the early ones on the wiki were kind of blurry, and I couldn't really tell a 6 from a 5. Now that I know what I'm looking for, I'm checking labels and covers.
I've just discovered that eBay searches can bring up sold and unsold completed items, and I think I ran into a treasure trove of the book and record sets which will finally make sense of all of the cover variations once and for all. Do you mind helping me with that once I figure out what I need? I don't mean to throw a bunch of stuff at you at once, but I want to link it before I forget it. I also discovered that the listings stay up for 3 months if you have the whole URL (instead of using the item number), so there's no hurry. Thanks for Geefling and Gonking!
So I tried to split up the 4 FP images, but the full image is only about 600 px, so each one was tiny. I don't think they are really going to serve even as placeholders; although if you want I could upload the image of the 4 to put on each page for now.