May 15, 2018
Start Date: May 5, 2018
Final Price: £500.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 1
Seller Feedback: 541
Buyer Feedback: 157
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT POSTAGE COSTS WILL VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THISPLEASE CONTACT ME IN ADVANCE, I MAY BE INCOMMUNICADO FOR A FEWDAYS OF THE AUCTION, BUT WILL GET BACK TO ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE THE AUCTION'S END! AS SUCH PLEASE WAIT FOR MY FINAL INVOICE BEFORE PAYING! MANY THANKS!
I have collected records since I was very young, however Iincreasingly I have realised that I have far too many, and soI have been slowly trying to rationalise my extensive collection over the years, I have sold many major rarities over the years, from major BEATLES and 60s rarities, through PUNK and PROG ROCK, CLASSICAL and BLUES. Basically I've had alot of very rare records and in dribs and drabs have sold them off. I've never had negative feedback, and had many repeat customers.
I WILL ONLY POST FULLY INSURED AND TRACKED.
On sale here is a view into an alternate reality, where the Beatles were signed not by Parlophone, but Columbia! An incredibly rare Beatles Mispressing, from 1976, as some copies with this error have brandished "Factory Sample" stickers, it is believed that the only copies with this error to not have been destroyed were either sent out promotionally, orelse taken home by EMI employees (both eventualities could explain the "Factory Sample" stickers). However this copy doesn't seem to have had these stickers ever near it. Either way only acoupleof these have ever comeup for sale, so the error was spotted very quickly and they were recalled/destroyed before they seemed to hit the shops! Therefore that makes this an incredibly rare find!
This copy plays really fantastically, it has a few surface marks on it, though absolutely nothing significant, but for some concentric ring-wear which is visible, but has not shown up in the photos, even the ones in which I have tried to highlight it! If I get chance I'll try to re-photograph that before the auction's end! It doesn't affect play, and indeed could be a fault in the manufacture,though when I've seen this in the past I've presumed the fault of some mechanism on some player. It is at the same point on both sides, 1cm from the outer edge, then just over 4 cm from the outer-edge. Either way, these are not audible flaws, the other surface hairline marks present on this record are also extremely light, so the audio stands as great!
Surfaces are a solid strong VG/VG+ condition, though better depending on if the concentric wear is from a player or from manufacture!
Audio is great EX
Labels are a superb EX+, really superb, only a couple of very feint spindle trails around each central hole, and only really visible when angled into strong direct light (the slight "roughness" over the "PCS" text at 3 o'clock of the central spindle on the side 1 Columbia label is in the paper and manufacture, not any post factory damage)!
ADDITIONAL REQUESTED INFO!
I HAVE ADDED NEW PHOTOS, ONE HIGHLIGHTING THE CONCENTRIC MARK IMENTIONED, IT IS HARD TO CAPTURE IN A PHOTO, BUT I HAVE FOCUSSED ON THE MOST PRONOUNCED POINT (STILL AS I'M SURE YOU'LL AGREE BY NO MEANS THAT PRONOUNCED!), I HAVE CAUGHT ITBOTH IN LIGHT AND DARK REFLECTION (IN THE SAME PHOTO), SO AS TO HIGHLIGHT IT AS MUCH AS I POSSIBLY CAN!
THE OTHER PHOTO IS OF THE INNER SLEEVE(S)! I HAVE HAD QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS. I PURCHASED THIS RECORD FROM A COLLECTION THAT WAS WELL CARED FOR, AND DIDN'T SEEM TO HAVE HAD ANY SWAPS OF INNER SLEEVES, YET THE INNER SLEEVE IT CAME IN IS THE ONE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE PHOTO (I HAVE PLACED THE RECORD INSIDE THIS ONE FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE PHOTO TO CLARIFY THIS). THIS IS IN THE TWO BOX "CARE OF YOUR RECORD" AND "IMPORTANT NOTICE" STYLE SLEEVE WITH "EVELYN HOUSE, 62 OXFORD STREET" ADDRESS,RATHER THAN THE "GANTON HOUSE, GANTON STREET" ADDRESS.
THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE IT CAME INTO MY POSSESSION IN, HOWEVER, GENERAL CONSENSUS OFTEN PLACES THIS IN A "THINKING OF GIVING A RECORD AS A GIFT" THOUGHT-BUBBLE INNER SLEEVE, SO I HAVE INCLUDED ONEOF THESE ASWELL,THIS IS NOT THE SLEEVE THAT IT CAME INTO MY POSSESSION IN, BUT RATHER ONE I AM INCLUDING TO COVER MY BASES! PLEASE PEROUSE THE PHOTOS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. I WILL OF COURSE POST THE RECORD WITHIN A SEPERATE NEW ANTI-STATIC SLEEVE, SO AS NEITHER THE OUTER SLEEVE,NOR EITHER OF THE INNERS GETS ANY TRANSIT DAMAGE!
I HOPE THIS ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS,THOUGH ANY FURTHER ONES I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO ANSWER! I STILL HAVE SPACE FORONE MORE PHOTO!
MANY, MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR INTEREST!
DEADWAX INFO (misalligned with the labels so orientated with the matrix number at 6 o'clock):
6 o'clock: YEX 605-3
9 o'clock and 3 o'clock
1 (no stamper codes at all- not feint, just not present!)
12 o'clock: "HTM" (Harry Moss)
6 o'clock: YEX 606-4
9 o'clock and 3 o'clock
1 o'clock: "HTM" (Harry Moss)
Postage for this item will have to be fully insured at the buyers cost UK £8.50, overseas please ask, as the cost will vary from country to country.
Many,many thanks for your interest, and of course, any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.
Many thanks again,