EP cover guide for German Elvis pressings

Common descriptions among collectors to determine German EP covers has so far never been published. I made this system back in the 90's when I was helping Peter Baumann with his EP discography. This was ment to be implemented in "Elvis On Vinyl - Teil 2" that was never released. Like the labels there are some main categories that can be helpful when trying to find out which year the cover is from. Firstly we have the term top-open. The very first covers had the record opening at the top of the cover. Later releases had side opening. The earliest side opening covers had lamination on the cover.

For most collectors this qucik list is good enough for describing the EP covers:

For the more avid collectors, here is the complete cover list. Hopefully my abbrevitions will be the common language among collectors. The covers are listed as

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