page started out as "a comparison of the RCA UK full colour Station
To Station album sleeve with a counterfeit of the RCA USA full colour
Station To Station sleeve". That site generated considerable and
most enlightened debate on a number of message boards dedicated to the
collecting of Bowie discs, etc.
Based on those discussions I have learnt that it was inappropriate to
call the "genuine item" a record sleeve. It is a 24"
x 12" mock-up. It was not glued. It was produced in the UK. If
I may be so bold to quote one of the respondents. "It was never
issued in a color sleeve. There's only USA proofs and a UK mock-up (
i.e. 24" x 12" card). There were no completed glued up sleeves
made." So it seems to me that I am fortunate enough to possess
a 24" x 12" UK mock-up.
I purchased this mock-up in Manchester from a record dealer and Bowie
collector during the mid 1980's. It came with a test pressing of the
album. I purchased the counterfeit copy from the same gentleman during
the late 1980's.