July 31, 2020
Start Date: April 17, 2020
Final Price: $369.99 (USD)
Seller Feedback: 1340
Buyer Feedback: 162
Walter Klien & Arthur Grumiaux (piano and violin) (1985) ** 33 1/3 rpm 12" (5LP box set - Made in Holland) ** Classical -- EXCELLENT -- VERY RARE! -- (Seller's note: collection PM)
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Up for your consideration is the next in a series of unique Lps, this one
featuring Walter Klien and Arthur Grumiaux (piano and violin).
A few unique things about this item:
Firstly, these five records retain the original shine with no visible imperfections (other than two very light marks on side 4 - I played thru those and noted only two very light pops on each track--probably not related to the mark--the sound was clear and the playing spectacular!) grading by sight in normal room light. I'm sure if you took these and put them under a 1000 watt bulb, you'd probably find something that makes them less than mint. If you're that kind of collector, let me suggest this auction is not for you.
7:10:2020: I looked at these in outside light, noting only a very, very light mark on side 4 and a very, very light mark on side 5. Should be fine.
I don't claim these records are mint. Based on past experience and visual examination, I'd expect the tracks to average around half way between VG+(excellent) and Near Mint perhaps with some scattered very light surface noise and a few infrequent very light pops such that might be heard on just about any record of this age. If you want an audio grade of an entire record, no problem, just drop me a note well in advance of the end of auction. You can then assign your own grade based on my comments on what I heard and the GRADING SCALE BELOW!.
Secondly, at the time of this listing, no recent past/present sales on e-bay. Past sales out on the Internet have approached $900!
Keep in mind how it plays for me may differ than how it plays for you based on differences in audio equipment.
So this is your chance to own a unique item at a reasonable price.
Bid early and often so you don't miss out on this auction!
It is further described below, please take the time to read before bidding.
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I am using the Goldmine scale of G=Good(1), VG = Very Good(2), VG+ = Very Good Plus(excellent)(3),
NM = Near Mint(4) when grading the disc(s).
Here is a summary of the record(s):
Artist:Walter Klein and Arthur Grumiaux (piano and violin) Title:Mozart The Great sonatas for piano and violin Record:Black vinyl with the original shine and no visible imperfections (other than two very light marks on side 4 - I played thru those and noted only two very light pops on each track--probably not related to the mark--the sound was clear and the playing spectacular!) grading by sight in normal room light. Labels:Gray with black print. No stickers, no pen/pencil marks, no spindle marks. Trailing wax:Side 1: "412 142 1 1Y1 P 1985 670 03 113". Side 2: "412 142 1 2Y1 P 1985 670 03 114". Inner sleeve(s):Five white sleeves with "24/85" in small machine print on a lower corner with protective plastic inner linings in fine shape. Cover:Box corners slightly worn. A few creases lower outer edge on the side of the box cover. No pen/pencil marks. No seam splits. No stickers. Rate the cover VG+(excellent). You can assign your own grade based on my comments. Comments:Comes with a booklet which has a piece of styrofoam attached to the back of it (which you can peel off, if desired). Based on past experience and visual examination, I'd expect the tracks to average around half way between VG+(excellent) and Near Mint with some scattered very light surface noise, maybe a few very infrequent very light pops such that might be heard on just about any record. If you want an audio grade of an entire record, no problem, just drop me a note well in advance of the end of auction. You can then assign your own grade based on my comments on what I heard and the GRADING SCALE SHOWN!. A good addition to your LP collection.Tracklist:
Additional criteria I use when audibly grading records for people:NM(4) = absolutely nothing wrong at all (very rarely happens--I've even opened sealed records and they don't play Near Mint) 3.5-3.9 = very, very light surface noise 3.1-3.4 = very light surface noise, very light pops VG+(3) = up to light pops and light surface noise (below this, one's enjoyment is affected, very subjective) VG(2) = up to medium pops and moderate surface noise G(1) = up to heavy pops and heavy surface noise
I can ship in a 14 x 14 x 6" box. Weight with box is about 3 pound 1 oz.
Shipping is $4.39 Media Rate (3-4 pounds) + $1.70 box/tape/packing = $6.09.
Buyer pays shipping/handling. Standard method within U.S. is Media Rate, $6.09
This includes online tracking.
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