1940 BING CROSBY'S "Favorite Hawaiian Songs" (6) Record Set w/Orgl Booklet

Sold Date: November 23, 2014
Start Date: November 19, 2014
Final Price: $17.85 (USD)
Seller Feedback: 1633
Buyer Feedback: 30

Item:   Bing Crosby Hawaiian Record Set

Note:  You will notice that I have not taken many photos of the records themselves.  The reason being that records NEVER photograph well because of the glares/reflections.  Good records look bad and Bad records look good. 

Description:  For sale is an awesome (6) Record Booked Set of Bing Crosby “Favorite Hawaiian Songs”.   This set was put out in 1940 by DECCA Records (#140) and is #3 in a Series of 4 different sets of Bing’s favorite Hawaiian songs.  I guess he liked Hawaiian music a lot huh?    These records are the 10” 78rpm speed type of records.  They are incredibly fragile.  Not the flexible type of 33rpm 12” records that are more modern.  Included in this set is the original paper booklet that came with it.  This booklet covers Hawaiian Culture, Phrases and of course has all the song titles and info about each song.   When grading Records, I always use the Industry Accepted “Standard Record Grading Chart” which you will find down below.  I always grade my records very conservatively basically just to “play it safe”   Remember that there are (12) actual sides so the condition of each side will vary some.  I am sure my photos will best further describe this awesome collectable. 

Condition:   After personally cleaning and scrutinizing each of these records, I can confidently grade the overall condition of the records to vary from VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT.   There are Absolutely ZERO Cracked records.  In fact, I didn’t even see any tiny chips which are common along the edges of these types of records.  The hardcover book w/paper sleeves I grade to be EXCELLENT.  It is 90% IMMACULATE and in strong condition with no tears.  My photos are an accurate depiction of this item’s TRUE Condition.  

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Industry Standard Record Grading Chart

MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains. No stickers address labels, writing on the covers or labels. No tears or seam splits. No wear to the cover or record period! Age of the record has nothing to do with it.

NEAR MINT or NM, M- : this record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the vinyl. It should play without any noise over the flaw. The flaw is very hard to see. The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover (due to the outer edge of the vinyl resting inside) may be acceptable, however the artwork is be as close to perfect as can be.

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches COVER: Artwork is still as close to perfect as can be. Some impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear) but no ink wear! Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and obtrusive to the eye. The corners can show white (where the artwork pasted slick was) meaning, slight wear. No seam splits or writing on the cover or taped repairs can make this grade.

VERY GOOD PLUS or VG+ record shows wear, surface scuffs. The vinyl still has a great luster, but the flaws will be noticeable to the naked eye. If the flaws don't cause any surface noise, the vinyl can still make the VG+ grade. COVERS: A virtually clean cover, but may have small writing on it. The artwork looks clean with slightly more aging. The back of the cover usually gives away the age of the cover. Flat white paper will be somewhat yellow yet no stains or mildew from water damage. Some minor wear to the seams or spine, but no tears or holes popping through. The corners will be slightly dog eared yet no crackly bends, defacing the artwork. In essence, a VG+ cover should have no more than 3 flaws mentioned.

VERY GOOD or VG: this record is a record that is good enough. They are not really going to look very good, but it will STILL play very good. There will almost always be some surface noise when they are played. The Dynamics should still be excellent, overpowering the surface noise. A VG record will appear well have been played but still have some luster. VG covers will look worn, used. There may be some seam splitting . There will be some ring wear, where the ink has begun to wear off. Giving the cover a look of snow falling. If the artwork looks snowy all over, it is less than VG condition. There may be some writing on the cover (still, no Large letters in magic marker). It will look aged and more yellowish due to contamination's in the air (sometimes looking like cigarette smoke). Still it should be decent.

GOOD or G A good record will look very well played and dull. However a Good record should still play. It could have distracting surface noise. Such as crackle that is continuous or some hiss. Will also have some loss of dynamics caused from grooves being worn. It should play without any skips or any obtrusively loud pops or repeated clicks, caused by deep scratches. Good means that it will play with some form of decency, so one can still enjoy the music even though you can still hear noise caused from the wear. A Good cover will have just about everything wrong with it. It will have seam splits (possibly taped repaired, but only with scotch tape. No duct tape or masking tape repairs


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TERMS:   The buyer will please contact me within 3 days either with payment or notification as to when payment will be sent.  Payment must be received within 5 days after the auction ends.  Insurance will be included on breakable or valuable items ($40 or higher), or if requested prior to payment.   I highly suggest you choose expedited shipping on fragile items.  The shorter amount of time it is in the Postal System, the better chance it will arrive safely.  I pack each item as if it is the “holy grail” but accidents do happen from time to time.   By purchasing this item, you are agreeing to take photos of the item and the box if it arrives damaged.  I need those photos for Postal Insurance Claims.  The Tracking # will be added to the listing as soon as I return home from shipping the item.



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