What about the yellow + red vinyl pressings of the Debut album?
MIM / QID picture disc pressings. These all came out recently, and weren't WEA issued.
I wouldn't consider those counterfeits. Just as you said, they aren't WEA issued, so it's obvious they are not original Rough Trade releases.
It is my opinion that no collector would confuse the picture discs or colored vinyls as original Rough Trade releases because none were ever made during the time of Rough Trade. I do not believe the intent of the maker of these records was to fool people into believing they were long lost rarities from the RT era, thus demanding heavy sums. The reasonable asking price of these items reinforce my theory.
Why do you say they are counterfeit?
Look at the CD-R promo for "live at Earl's Court" that X posted "post pictures of your collection" thread. I have the same one...it's a stickered CD-R with a computer printed tracklisting. I bought it as a rarity but would stake my collection that it was probably made on somebody's home PC.
robert said:But by passing them off as RT issued, they are counterfeiting a legitimate product.
I didn't mention they were selling cd-r's... Just that they got the track off a cd-r, tape etc.. and pressed it to vinyl to sell.. The source at EMI had one and sold to Mike. The other went to collectors that will not part with the item which I know for a fact...
Remember the guy that bought The Smiths reel to reel show with "I Want A Boy For My Birthday". Heard from him lately???