Decca SXL 2197 Ruggiero Ricci plays Bizet Sarasate Saint Saens 1960 WBG VG+ UK

Sold Date: May 14, 2024
Start Date: May 14, 2024
Final Price: $1,000.00 (AUD)
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Super rare UK original issue. I know this isn’t edition 1 but not sure if this is a variation on edition 2 (but my guess is this). An early pressing regardless with flipbacks on the rear sleeve. Late 1960/61 perhaps?

GRADINGS: (to UK Record Collector Standard)

Sleeve is VG to VG+ with some light marking and foxing as shown, spine is intact but has a small rubbed spot on the top of the sleeve (see pictures). Couple of small creases/laminate lifting spots.

Labels are VG+

Inner sleeve VG.

Record is VG to VG+. Most of it is lovely but it does have one or two moments where there may be a click for 5-10 spins then quietens. Otherwise only light to very light surface noise. One small hiss at the start of track B2 for a few seconds.

Some would grade this EX but I am conservative.

Could perhaps benefit from a deep clean? Some light marking to both sides that may clean off with a deep clean

Still fantastic to listen to! Clarity is there 100%.

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