Well, I've just done a test - ironically although I've owned them for ages I've never actually needed to play them. Lo and behold, only a couple of the open ones are gold stickers and the sealed ones are white - and the white label volume one was actually a volume three! Plus it does seem a little more washed out compared with the gold label version. So although the gold label ones are open and ex-rental it seems like they'd be the better bet. I suppose now I need to find a real volume one... Oh, and my volume 8 was open but white label but printed in a different way to the "volume one". The details on the covers are identical - some sort of cheap second run or something?
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