Fabulous Collection of Factory Memorabilia
One of the unique and ultra-cool things about the original incarnation of Tony Wilson’s Factory Records was the attention to detail placed on things like packaging, artwork and all the non-musical things issued by the label.
Everything–and I mean everything, from the first Joy Division release (FAC 10) to the cat that used to hang around the Hacienda club (FAC 191) to Tony Wilson’s remains and his coffin (FAC 501)–was assigned a number. (A full accounting here.)
Naturally, there’s a huge collectible market for these things amongst the obsessives. Greggory pointed me to a wonderful collection of FAC-numbered paraphenalia posted on Flickr by one Kevin Whitlock. Enjoy.