" LED ZEPPELIN IV "SUPER ORIG UK EARLIEST+RAREST RED PLUM STICKERED LABEL+INNER

Sold Date: December 5, 2018
Start Date: December 3, 2018
Final Price: £249.49 £220.00 (GBP)
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 MAYBE EVEN RARER THAN A TURQUOISE ZEP 1 , NOT ONLY IS THIS THE RAREST AND TOTALLY DIFFERENT LABEL VARIATION FOR THIS LP BUT ALSO A LOVELY LOOKING AND PLAYING EXAMPLE IN LOVELY SLEEVE AND INNER  !

( & this copy also has the inverted feather symbol error of the side two label )

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS LP, IN SIMILAR CONDITION ONE OF THESE SOLD SEVERAL MONTHS AGO ON EBAY FOR MORE THAN GBP 2,200.00 !!!! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN CASE OF ANY DISPUTES OVER GRADINGS I ALWAYS ACCEPT NO QUIBBLE REFUNDS UPON SAFE RETURN AND DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES USUALLY COVER THE RETURN POSTAGE TO SO IN CASE OF ANY PROBLEM CAN YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME FIRST BEFORE GOING THROUGH THE " ITEM NOT AS DESCRIBED " PROCEDURE. YOU WILL FIND THAT WITH ME THERE IS NOT LIKELY ANY NEED TO DO THAT AND EVERYTHING CAN BE RESOLVED BY A SIMPLE EMAIL EXPLAINING THE PROBLEM FIRST THANK YOU

 

 

 I am sorry the international shipping cost is so high but please be assured it is at cost and I am making no money from it, i will explain... this is because I have to use the more expensive signed for international mail options to comply with ebay's buyer protection program. As the seller I am fully responsible for the items safe arrival


All shown postage costs are fully inclusive of loss or damage again this is a requirement of ebay and postal costs relfect this also, it is no longer offered as optional. some of the more valuable items of the same weight will also therefore show a slightly higher postal cost, basic tracked mail only covers up to around G 30, for items that are likely to sell well in excess of G 30 I have to pay around extra just to get the additional cover up to G 500 so some items will reflect this in the postage cost too,  . 
Sadly ebay do not accept proof of posting as evidence of shipping so sellers have to use the more expensive international tracked mail or risk being victims of fraudulent non receipt claims. if ebay allowed sellers to opt out of the protection program when buyers are specifically happy to pay and risk economy shipping then i would be able to ship much cheaper. Apologies again, this is not of my making.




There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, 

and she's buying a stairway to heaven................    

 THE EARLIEST AND RAREST DIFFERENT RED PLUM LABELS WITH TOTALLY DIFFERENT LAYOUT AND WITH THE PETER GRANT CREDIT  !!

 

THESE ARE THE FIRST AND BY FAR AND AWAY THE RAREST FIRST PRESSING RED/PLUM ATLANTIC VARIANT, IT MAY EVEN BE AS RARE ? OR EVEN RARER THAN A TURQUOISE LED ZEP I??..  GO CHECK ON EBAY AND SEE HOW MANY OTHERS YOU CAN FIND

 

 I WILL EXPLAIN MORE OF THE HISTORY AS IT IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE,


  HOWEVER AS IT IS ALL OF THE KNOW THE RED/PLUM VARIANTS OF LED ZEPPLIN IV ARE RARER THAN ANY OF THEIR PREVIOUS THREE LPS AS THE RED/PLUM ATLANTIC/POLYDOR LABELS WHERE REPLACED VERY EARLY IN 1972 WHEN KINNEY/WARNER BROS TOOK OVER THE ATLANTIC CATALOGUE AND BEGAN ISSUING ON THE NEW GREEN ORANGE LABELS WITH NEW K (KINNEY)  CAT PREFIXES AND THIS LP WAS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1971

 

BUT AS RARE AS ALL RED/PLUM LABELLED LED ZEP IV?S ARE THEY ACTUALLY EXIST IN  FOUR MAJOR  DIFFERING KNOWN VARIATIONS BEFORE THE SWITCH TO KINNEY,

 

 

THE NOTABLE DIFFERENCES OF LABELS 1 & 2 ARE :-



1)  "UNDER LICENCE FROM ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPN., U.S.A" TEXT ABOVE THE WHITE LINE IN THE RED PART OF THE LABEL (LATER LABELS HAVE THIS TEXT INSIDE THE WHITE STRIPE) - EXACTLY THE SAME AS ALL EARLIER ATLANTIC LPS (LIKE LED ZEPPELIN III FOR EXAMPLE),


2)   PUBLISHING CREDITS WERE ACCIDENTALLY OMITTED ON THESE EARLIEST 1ST PRESS LABELS!!!!  IF YOU LOOK BELOW THE SONG LISTING ON EITHER SIDE IT SAYS 'KINNEY MUSIC LTD' ONLY.   ON ALL LATER RED/PLUM LABELS  (INCLUDING THE MUCH LATER GREEN/ORANGE RE-ISSUES) THE CREDITS WERE CHANGED TO - 'KINNEY MUSIC/SUPERHYPE MUSIC INC'.

 

3)  ON THESE MEGA RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS LABELS THE TEXT 'LED ZEPPELIN' IS POSITIONED TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF EACH LABEL (BELOW THE WHITE LINE) AND IS QUITE SMALL.  ON ALL LATER LABELS THE 'LED ZEPPELIN' TEXT IS SLIGHTLY LARGER & POSITIONED TOWARDS THE TOP (ABOVE THE WHITE LINE!) - JUST BELOW THE FOUR SYMBOLS!!!! SOME HAVE THE UPSIDE DOWN FEATHER OTHERS DO NOT


4)    THESE EARLIEST 1ST PRESS LABELS ALSO HAVE A 'PETER GRANT' PRODUCTION CREDIT AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH LABEL - THIS WAS REMOVED ON ALL LATER LABELS !!


5)   FINALLY, THESE EARLIEST LABELS ?MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP? ACTUALLY IS SPELT CORRECTLY !! IT SEEMS IT WAS ONLY DURING THE CORRECTION PROCESS THAT HOP WAS MIS-SPELT AS ?TOP? AND IT HAS BECOME A COMMON MIS-CONCEPTION THAT THE MISSPELT TOP LABELS ARE THE RAREST, IT IS IRONICALLY THESE FIRST TWO VARIANTS WITH THE CORRECTLY SPELT ?HOP? LABELS THAT ARE BY FAR THE RAREST,

  

BUT WHEN ATLANTIC REALISED THE ERRORS IN AN ABORTIVE ATTEMPT TO CORRECT WHAT FEW DISCS WERE ALREADY PRESSED THEY PRINTED CORRECTIVE STICKERS TO GO OVER THE LABELS. THOSE COPIES ARE ACTUALLY THIS VARIANT, VARIAITION 1 UNDERNEATH THEIR STICKERS, BOTH VARIANTS WITH OR WITHOUT STICKERS ARE HARDLY EVER SEEN TODAY

 

AFTER THIS THE LABELS ARE THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT A FULL  CORRECTION AND WE NOW HAVE WHAT IS GENERALLY REGARDED AS THE MORE STANDARD LOOKING RED PLUM LABEL, THE LED ZEPPELIN IS MOVED FROM THE TOP HALF OF THE LABEL TO THE BOTTOM, THE ATLANTIC CREDIT IS MOVED TO THE CENTRAL WHITE BAND, AND THE PETER GRANT CREDIT IS REMOVED. HOWEVER DURING THIS PROCESS IT IS BELIEVED THAT IS WHERE THE ?HOP? WAS FIRST MISPRESSED AS ?TOP?

 

FINALLY THE LAST VARIANT PLUM RED LABEL IS THE CORRECTED VARIANT WITH THE ? TOP ? MISTYPE RESTORED TO ? HOP ? ALTHOUGH INTERESTINGLY THE ?TOP ? MISTYPE MAKES A FURTHER RE-APPEARANCE ON SOME EARLY GREEN/ORANGE KINNEY PRESSINGS EXAMPLES

 


 - GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!

 

FOR AUCTION IS THE UK LP LED ZEPPELIN IV ALSO KNOW AS "SYMBOLS"

 

COUNTRY: UK

 

CAT NO:     2401012 

 

LABEL: ATLANTIC PLUM RED

 

DATE : 1971

 

WEIGHT: 130g

 

TRACK LISTING: SEE PIC ABOVE

 

  

 

 

MATRIX:   A/3 B/3 

 

CONDITION......

 

SLEEVE:  LIKELY A USA IMPORTED SLEEVE ( A DISCOLOURATION FROM THE UK KINNEY STICKER IS EVIDENT ON THE REAR ) WITH " " ORANGE " GLOW LANTERN, HARDLY ANY WEAR IN EVIDENCE AND AMAZINGLY STILL RETAINS IT'S FIRM SHAPE, NOT FLATTENED IN THE SLIGHTEST AND HAS A RAZOR SHARP OPENING. GRADES EX 


VINYL VISUAL :  . STILL RETAINS ITS FIRST PRESSED SHEEN SOME MOSTLY LIGHT MAINLY HAIRLINE MARKS IN EVIDENCE ESPECIALLY UNDER A BRIGHT HALOGEN LAMP PLUS SOME SMALL FEELABLE MARKS AROUND THE START OF STAIRWAY WHICH DO CAUSE SOME CLICKS AT THE START OF THE TRACK AND THE END OF THE PREVIOUS TRACK, ALTHOUGH THE TWO LOUDEST WERE BETWEEN THE TRACKS,   GRADES VG+ VISUALLY  ELSEWHERE PLAYWISE ON MY SYSTEM ON MY SYSTEM WITHOUT ANY SKIPS OR JUMPS BUT WITH SOME OTHER LESS NOTICEABLE  TICKS & CLICKS, and SOME OCCASIONAL BACKGROUND ESPECIALLY ON THE SIDE ONE RUN IN SO A PROPER CLEAN IS RECOMMENDED. THE AUDIO BENCHMARK FOR THIS ALBUM, STAIRWAY, ALLOWING FOR THE AFORMENTIONED MARKS OTHERWISE PLAYS FINE WITHOUT ANY DISTORTION ON MY DECK !


 

LABELS: MILD EVIDENCE OF PLAY BOTH SIDES WOULD GRADE  EXCELLENT- STICKERS PRETTY MUCH UNDAMAGED OR PICKED


 

INNER: ORIGINAL SOFT CARD FLIPBACKED INNER HAS A TAPE REPAIR OF A SPLIT TO THE BOTTOM AND OTHER STRESSES AND A SMALL " NIBBLE " TO ONE SIDE, SLIGHT EDGE FEATHERING BUT REMARKABLE FAIRLY CRISP STILL SO VG 


 AS I HAVE ALREADY SAID A SIMILAR COPY TO THIS IN IT?S EARLIEST UN-CORRECTED  AND IN NEAR MINT CONDITION, WAS A WHILE BACK SOLD BY ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED RECORD TRADERS HERE ON EBAY FOR IN EXCESS OF GBP 2200

HOWEVER I AM A DEALER / COLLECTOR SO I DON?T EXPECT  TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT KIND OF PRICE SO IF YOU CAN GRAB THIS COPY UNDER THE NOSES OF ONE OF THE DEALERS ANYTHING UNDER 4 FIGURES AND YOU WILL HAVE GRABBED A BARGAIN,

 

 

INSURANCE INCLUDED IN P&P PRICE DEPENDING ON FINAL SALE VALUE...

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THIS OBVIOUSLY HAS HAD THE RESULT OF INCREASING MY COSTS FOR POSTING AND PACKING AND I AM VERY SORRY FOR THIS BUT PAYPAL OFFER NO PROTECTION FOR SELLERS UNLESS THERE IS PROOF OF DELIVERY!! PROOF OF POSTING WOULD SEEM INSUFFICIENT TO THEM AND I HAVE FOUND THIS OUT THE HARD WAY..

 

DUE TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF THIS SAME BUYER PAYPAL PAYMENTS WILL ALSO NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM BUYERS WHO DO NOT ALLOW THEIR FEEDBACK TO READ

 

COST VIA INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR MAIL HAS JUST BEEN INCREASED BY THE UK POST OFFICE 


...FOR COMBINED POSTAGE EACH ADDITIONAL LP AFTER THE FIRST WILL USUALLY BE AND EXTRA G 2.00 PER EACH ADDITIONAL LP 

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