Manchester, England: 1989. Envelope: 6 1⁄2 x 5 in. Postcards: 4 1⁄2 x 6 in. Signed by Factory Records personnel. Item #5154
The Factory Records Christmas gifts were some of the most eccentric artifacts created by the label. FAC 245 is a 5-postcard set from 1989, which features photographs of Manchester landmarks such as the Manchester United Stadium and Manchester Town Hall. Every sign that read “Manchester” was changed to “Madchester.” Photography by Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column. Includes 5 postcards and 1 printed Christmas card enclosed in a teal envelope with ‘Fac 245’ printed on the outside. The Christmas card itself has the signatures of seven Factory board members, including Tony Wilson.