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once upon a time: bin divider

  • Bin Dividers were used in LP and CD tracks to separate releases from each artist. They were usually simple plain black or white pieces of plastic with the artist's name printed on a tab at the top.

  • Virgin Germany issued this custom bin divider for German record shops. This doubled sided divider featured the entire album discography. This handy piece of advertising ensured that purchasers knew immediately the entire discography and could order anything that wasn't in stock.

  • Unfortunately the "Simple Minds" tab at the top has snapped off. The transparent plastic is also starting to yellow, a reaction of the cheap polycarbonate plastic to ultra-violet light. But hardly any of these dividers have survived - only two are known of in collections.