April 20, 2017
Start Date: May 18, 2016
Final Price: £225.00 (GBP)
Seller Feedback: 18223
Buyer Feedback: 890
'THE ROLLING STONES STORY'
AMAZING 12-LP BOX SET RELEASED IN GERMANY ON DECCA LABEL IN 1981 (6.30118)
THERE'S AN 8-PAGE ENGLISH/GERMAN INFORMATION AND TRACK-LISTING BOOKLET AND 5 STUNNING 12'' SQUARE BLACK & WHITE PRINTS OF THE BAND MEMBERS
ALL THE ALBUMS FROM 'THE ROLLING STONES' TO 'METAMORPHOSIS' ARE HOUSED IN A SUPERB CLAMSHELL BOX.
THE PACKAGING SHOWS A LITTLE WEAR AND HAS THE PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME WRITTEN IN BIRO INSIDE THE BOX.
THE PICTURE INNER SLEEVES ARE EXCELLENT AND THE DISCS LOOK UNPLAYED.
THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THESE BOX SETS ON THE MARKET AND THE CONDITION IS SUPERB
GRADED USING THE RECORD COLLECTOR GRADING SYSTEM (SEE BELOW)
IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT FROM BANBURY, UK
Record Collector Magazine's Grading Guide:
" The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing.
The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.
The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced.
The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler."
As well as the above grades, is often used as well; this is really for a record that appears new but is known to have been played because the label has light spindle marks or because it has come from a previous owner and is assumed to have been played by them. For records which appear to fall between the accepted grades, + and - are also often added to the grading.
In addition to the basic grading, any individual faults should be noted separately such as if an otherwise cover has a name written on it, or a 7" single is missing its original centre etc.