November 23, 2022
Start Date: November 16, 2022
Final Price: $475.00 (USD)
Bid Count: 26
Seller Feedback: 135
Buyer Feedback: 740
Please read the full description, very detailed.
For sale is my signed copy of the pink, 1985 Canadian pressing of Kate Bush's Hounds of love, signed and in fantastic condition. I bought this years ago from a very dedicated and discerning Kate Bush fan when he was downsizing his collection. This is pretty special given its condition and age and the fact that it's signed.
First, the pressing. This is the Canadian pressing of Hounds of Love from 1985 pressed in pink. This pressing is special partly because the run was largely scrapped due to its sound quality, making it even more of a rarity.
The runout of side A is: ST-17171-A-2C-2HZ DM
The runout of side B is: ST-17171-B-2C-2HZ DM-5
It is the pressing referenced here on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/2252485-Kate-Bush-Hounds-Of-Love
The condition of the record is practically immaculate. There are no scratches, just a little dust. The jacket is in great condition. The corners are strong, there are no major scratches, bends, tears, or bumps.
There is a small crease in the bottom right corner of the jacket, which often happens when an artist is quickly signing something like a record. It's very minor and doesn't mar the experience. This has always lived in a clean, smoke free household. The center image is flawless and glossy.
As for the signature, if you're familiar with legitimate signatures you'll recognize this instantly. If you're not familiar, I'm including links for you to compare it to properly authenticated examples from Heritage Auctions, a very reputable auction house that cares about its reputation:
This will be shipped in a large box, generously wrapped in bubble wrap and paper. I will send you photos the it as I'm packing it so you know how you'll receive the record.
I've tried my best to include lots of photos and describe what I see but please let me know if you have any questions or if you want photos of anything I haven't included.
All the things I'm selling come from my own collection that I've had for years, I'm just once again trying to pass on some things that others might enjoy. My household is clean and non-smoking.
As for shipping, I care about this stuff as much as you do so I take care to package things safely, especially collectibles, for which I know condition is very important. I also cannot ship internationally. I will under no circumstances ship to any other address but the one confirmed on your eBay and PayPal accounts.
Lastly, I don't want to end auctions early, I like the idea of giving people a fair window for everyone to encounter things like collectables.
Thanks for being interested in my listing, again please don't hesitate to ask me any questions.