Manchester, England: 1998. Case: 4 1⁄4 x 4 1⁄4 in., Card: 3 1⁄2 x 3 1⁄2 in. Silver embossed ink. Item #5159
This small, translucent plastic case is believed to have been the Factory Christmas gift for 1998. Although not quite as elaborate as some Factory Christmas editions produced in the 1980’s, this artifact still unmistakably embodies the Factory Records aesthetic. Stamped on the case in silver ink is the catalog number FAC 2.34. Inside is a white card with the website address www.factoryrecords.com, printed in black. Serves as a gift and an advertisement of the newly launched website.