Test Pressings

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Test Pressings

I have just been given a latge number of Factory test pressings.  Most are in plain sleeves with stamped or hand written labels and some are in covers.  Checking some of the numbers on the discs they appear to be Decca recordings.   Has anyone any further info about test presses and if they have any value?

I've picked up a few of these

I've picked up a few of these. I have always assumed that they were dry runs to ensure the processes had all worked prior to bulk pressing and putting into attractive sleeves for marketing.

I'm not aware that many of them are of intrinsic value as test pressings. Enjoy the music.

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