If you have the same silly hobby and like to trade the ones you have that weren't shown here, just move your mouse over the pictures. The ones I have more than one example are marked.
All the wallpapers were taken from the british wallpaper brand Crown, and they probably used a numbering system for their different designs in a catalogue. On many copies you can see a number on the lower left corner, which probably matches the catalogue. However, not all printing-offices were aware of this small differences in the overlay of the blue title printing, and therefor must not necessarily match reality. For example the dutch covers Dutch2 and Dutch3 share the same number.
In the meantime I got some responses about this little gallerie,
and a Blockhead in the Netherlands shares the same hobby in collecting
DIY. He was friendly enough to provide me with photos of his collection,
and also sent me some dutch copies I never saw here before. (Note: The
colours of those pictures were taken with a digital camera and differ from
those scanned with a scanner.)
From his collection, of which I have one or the other example already, too, it gets likely that my assumption of "each country its own cover art" is proven to be true, so I decided to rearrange the covers as I included the new ones here on this page. They are now arranged country-wise. - Hope you like them... 8-)
Note: This "IanX" you can see on some of the covers is in fact Ian Dury's sign. He also signed with "DuryX" occasionally, which is a reference to "Durex", a brand name for condomes. They teased him with this name when he was young. You can see this name on the carriage of his funeral. The sound man of The Blockheads name is Ian Horne, nickname Horny.
I found the japanese one on the international eBay, this one was
sold by a japanese guy. It's very seldom someone from Japan is selling
stuff at the american eBay, so seldom like us selling, or even buying,
things on the japanese site. The bigger the suprise I found the one here,
But it raises one question to me: Was this variant sold in Canada with this sticker attached? Can anybody verify this as being sold in Canada? Look at "Canada1" above.
The Gimmix Book Of Records
Virgin Books (1981)
61-63 Portobello Road
London W11 3DD
ISBN 0 907080 17 0