FORMAT RELEASE DATE SIDE 1 MATRIX SIDE 2 MATRIX PARTS
MONO 30 Sep 1965 XEX 549 XAPAX 63 XEX 550 XAPAX 64 AU
MONO 1965/6 XEX 549 YAPAX 63-2 XEX 550 XAPAX 64-2 AU
STEREO 30 Sep 1965 YEX 168 YAPAX 1005 YEX 169 YAPAX 1006 AU
STEREO Oct 1978 YEX 168 YAPAX 1005-2 YEX 169 YAPAX 1006-2 AU
STEREO Oct 1978 YAPAX 1005-2 YAPAX 1006-2 AU
STEREO 1982 YEX 168 YAPAX 1005-2 YEX 169 YAPAX 1006-3 AU
STEREO ~1984 YAPAX 1005-2 YAPAX 1006-3 OR AU
STEREO 14 Nov 1988 PCSO 3071D-A
PB EMIDISC DMM
PCSO 3071D-B
PB EMIDISC DMM
AU
It would appear that at least two sets of stampers were made in October 1978, as copies exist both with and without the handwritten YEX codes.
HELP!
PMCO 1255 (MONO) / PCSO 3071 (STEREO)
MATRIX INFORMATION

Machine Stamped - Hand Written
ORIGIN CODE CIRCULATED SLEEVE DETAILS
AUST A1 Sep 1965 mono + stereo catalogue numbers; flipback sleeve
AUST A2 Dec 1969 stereo catalogue number only; non-flipback sleeve
AUST A3 Nov 1988 “DIGITALLY REMASTERED” footer on rear cover
SLEEVE INFORMATION
YELLOW/BLACK mono
AU1255M1
30 Sep 1965
'BANNER' STEREO
AU3071S1
30 Sep 1965
NZ YELLOW stereo
AU3071S2
1968
NZ YELLOW mono
AU1255M3
1968
ORANGE 1-BOX A
AU3071S5A
Q3 1969
YELLOW/BLACK stereo
AU3071S3
Feb 1969
NZ BLACK 1-BOX A
AU3071S4A
1969
NZ BLACK 1-BOX B
AU3071S4B
1976
ORANGE 1-BOX B
AU3071S5B
Oct 1978
NZ BLUE mono
AU1255M2
1965
GENERAL ALBUM INFORMATION
Help! was cut locally from UK supplied tapes.
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BLACK 1-BOX A
AU3071S6A
1982
NZ DK GREY 1-BOX
AU3071S4C
1982
BLACK 1-BOX B
AU3071S6B
Jul 1987