October 11, 2017
Start Date: October 8, 2017
Final Price: £292.66 (GBP)
Bid Count: 33
Seller Feedback: 2045
Buyer Feedback: 144
Hi, and welcome to psych_out! auctions!!!
I've collected 50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre - Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!! Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completely trashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided to offer them to all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid gold music history out there!!! Make no mistake, I'll try my best to consistently offer some of the VERY BEST records available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only ever offer THE BEST, MOST AMAZING, MOST IMPORTANT, VERY RAREST UK 1ST PRESS ORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDS I've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2nd pressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP, direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued, remixed rubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these session men really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
I try to be one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonically using the UK RRPG standards as customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!
I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!
Title : The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Label & year : Original Rolling Stones Records COC 59100 LP , PHENOMENALLY RARE GATEFOLD ANDY WARHOL ZIP SLEEVE 1971 Withdrawn Stereo UK 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : ROLLING STONES RECORDS COC-59100-A4 , Side B : ROLLING STONES RECORDS COC 59100 B4
NOW THIS IS A SERIOUS RARITY!!! WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE VERY RAREST STONES COLLECTIBLES OF ALL TIME - THE ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLY RARE WITHDRAWN GATEFOLD SLEEVE VERSION OF STICKY FINGERS!!! THIS SIMPLY NEVER EVER TURNS UP!!! IT IS SAID THAT ONLY AROUND 300-500 OF THESE WERE EVER PRESSED BY MISTAKE BEFORE BEING SWIFTLY WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED WITH THE TOP LOADER THAT OBSCURED THE INNER UNDERWEAR SHOT!!!
QUITE SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!! EASILY IDENTIFIABLE AS 100% GENUINE BY THE FACT THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY ZERO GLUE RESIDUE ALONG THE RIGHT INSIDE EDGE - THEY HAVE CLEARLY NEVER EVER BEEN BINDED TOGETHER!!! AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, PREPARE TO GET YOUR MIND BLOWN - THIS IS IN ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL CONDITION!!! UNBELIEVABLY UNAGED, EVEN THE SMALL FLAP ABOVE THE STILL WORKING ZIP IS PERFECTLY INTACT AND UNCREASED - ALMOST ALWAYS BADLY CREASED OR MISSING!!! THIS REALLY IS AN ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING ONE OFF EXAMPLE!!!
AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, THE VINYL ITSELF HAS BARELY SEEN A TURNTABLE AND HAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME AUDIO!!! 100% FREE OF ANY DISTORTION WHATSOEVER!!!
WHAT A TRULY INCREDIBLE HISTORIC RARITY!!! MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH ANY STONES RARITY, IT EVEN EQUALS THE 2:52 TELL ME 1A 1A DEBUT IN TERMS OF SHEER SCARCITY (IN FACT, I’D SAY EVEN THEY TURN UP MORE THAN THIS)!!!
A TRULY INCREDIBLE ONE OFF EXAMPLE OF THIS WITHDRAWN GATEFOLD VARIATION OF THIS TRUE MILESTONE IN ROCK!!! BARELY PLAYED WITH FANTASTIC AUDIO AND A TRULY PHENOMENAL GATEFOLD SLEEVE!!! Do NOT miss out on this IMPOSSIBLY RARE historic withdrawn Sones collectable, bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1971 WITHDRAWN Gatefold UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!The LP :
Classic UK 1st Press yellow RS labels!!! Both sides are AMAZING with NO signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has an absolute MINISCULE amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that you can EASILY count the number of plays this has had on just the one hand!!! INCREDIBLE for a 46 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent++++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1971 UK Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks INCREDIBLE with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off perfection are just one or two BARELY VISIBLE totally non-sounding cosmetic scuffs, a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only one or two tiny hairlines from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes affect smoothness of play AT ALL!!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, sticks OR skips!!! Only has just a few light ticks only on very rare occasions, and just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does mostly play with a CD-like near black silence, but with that depth, bass, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN most of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at least as Very Good++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original 1971 unlaminated Andy Warhol designed WITHDRAWN GATEFOLD zip sleeve complete with insert and original unsplit inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO staining, NO writing, NO graffiti, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a TINY amount of ULTRA light signs of ageing such as just the most miniscule amount of incredibly light ink rubbing in few and far between places (being extremely picky - virtually zero) and literally one or two of the vaguest near invisible creases, ony or two tiny little indents (barely anything AT ALL - none of the usual rubbing to the centre of the back like virtually all - UNBELIEVABLE!!!), some vague zip outline signs on the inside pic where the zip has rested (unavoidable with this cover, though the amount of wear is truly minimal for once), and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to bring it down by listing the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this truly is an utterly PHENOMENAL sleeve, and a SERIOUS rarity to find one as virtually new as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, and totally readable!!! Must grade overall at the least as Excellent++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : An absolutely INCREDIBLE one off example of this INCREDIBLY RARE WITHDRAWN GATEFOLD VARIATION of this rock classic original 1971 UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY PHENOMENAL AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
Please take a look at all my other auctions for many other ultra rare classic LPs, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders) will be £4.99 signed for for the first item, £2.00 for every item after that. Europe buyers, postage is £13.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that. Rest of the world buyers, postage is £17.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that (orders over £30 need to be sent signed for). Contact is expected to be made within a day, and payment expected within 3 days of the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over the item and it may be offered second chance to the under bidder or relisted e.t.c. Contact is king! UK bidders, I accept paypal or postal orders. International bidders, I accept Paypal or Bank Transfer! Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal. Please PLEASE get in touch via the ebay messaging system rather than opening a case if there’s any kind of problem, I will do my very best to sort it out.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness or glare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
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All my auctions start from a bare minimum price, so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
Please check my other auctions for many more of the rarest, most awesome Vinyl Record items ever!!!Thanks for your time, happy bidding!