June 21, 2021
Start Date: June 9, 2021
Final Price: £12.99 (GBP)
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Original 1971 USA IMPORT 7'' Vinyl Single with Original Hi Records Company Sleeve. 45-2202
Tracklist ALet's Stay Together3:15BTomorrow's Dream2:18
Also I can get up to 6 x 7", 12'' Singles or LP's in the Same Packet, so I can combine postage. So the postage on the 2nd one will be £1 and then if you buy any more the postage will be free on those extra ones.
If Buying Multiple Items Please Wait For Invoice, So I Can Give You Postal Discount.
For Overseas Countries I can combine other records to a listing to reduce the Ebay Global Postage System Price.
HAPPY TO SHIP WORLDWIDE BUT WILL NEED A FEW DAYS TO WEIGH IT TO GIVE YOU AN ACCURATE QUOTE. (So if you want this service. Then please message me before buying)
All Records are Sent in Card Mailers with Stiffeners for Maximum Protection.
All Records are PLAY TESTED to make sure there are Definitely No Jumps & No Really Bad Surface Noise.
PLEASE NOTE: I GRADE BY RECORD COLLECTOR GRADINGS BUT I AM ONLY HUMAN AND SOMETIMES I CAN GET THINGS WRONG, IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY PLEASE CONTACT ME AND A REFUND CAN BE SORTED OUT ON RETURN OF THE RECORD
Although record gradings can often be a matter of personal opinion, we have to find some common ground, and so my gradings are essentially based along the guidelines laid down by the Record Collector publication. However, I will elaborate here in order that you will understand how my gradings are made.
A record described as Mint should be absolutely as new, just as it came out of the factory and in truth, never have been played although this is often difficult to prove or disprove. The sound should be crystal clear with no background noise or deterioration in sound quality.
The cover and any additional items such as posters,inner sleeve or lyric sheets should also be as new, with no creases, stains or writing(an acceptable exception would be the shopkeeper's hand-written price on the rear of the sleeve) which was commom-place in the 60's and 70's, before the days of bar-coding and automated pricing machines.
NEAR MINT (NM) or (M-)
This grading means that the record and/or it's cover are just marginally short of qualifying as being Mint. The vinyl may just show signs of having been played once or twice. The area around the spindle hole should be pretty much free of spindle trace marks, or at least only have the minimum of these marks. In other words, it is close to being Mint but not quite close enough to describe as such.
There may be the very slightest crease marks on the sleeve, or the laminate may have lifted in small areas without detracting too much from it's overall appearance
There will be indications on the vinyl surface that the record has been played, possibly several times but at the same time, it has been well cared for. There should be very little deterioration in the listening experience.
The sleeve/jacket could have minor creasing and/or signs of storage wear/discoloration, particularly on the back. EX- would indicate that the record would qualify for an EX grading apart from perhaps a small initial written on the label or sleeve or a scuff on the label or other very minor defect which does not affect the overall appearance or sound quality of the item.
VERY GOOD (VG)/(VG+)/(VG-)
the record will show significant signs of having been 'well played', it will show surface scratches and/or scuffs but will still play nicely without too much background noise. The cover and extras (lyric sheets etc) will also have creases or normal wear characteristics which are usually acceptable for this grade. VG+ and VG- are simply up and down variations on this grading, depending on the degree of wear and tear.
The record has obviously been played or mis-treated so much that the sound quality is not what it used to be, but may be acceptable depending on the criteria of the individual collector. It will have several surface scratches and/or other defects but may still be useful as a 'gap filler' within a collection. The sleeve will probably be creased badly, torn or repaired with sellotape. Album sleeves may have crushed or damaged spines caused by bad storage etc.
This grade may be only just about playable, with 'skips and jumps' and not really worth having UNLESS it is exceptionally rare, in which case it could serve as a 'gap filler'. I will not list any item in this condition unless it was mega-rare and this would be shown clearly in the description, so that there is no doubt about it.