May 3, 2021
Start Date: April 23, 2021
Final Price: £310.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 21
Seller Feedback: 541
Buyer Feedback: 18
Rare- The Cure Bloodflowers 2x M-vinyl M sleeve still in shrinkwrap. Owned from new - Condition is "Used" (but could certainly pass for new). This is the Canadian import manufactured in USA. Includes a b&w printed 11" lyric insert. Die-cut blank paper inners, round cut-out corners. This one of the first copies, which can be identified by the front sticker : "Features Out Of This World And Maybe Someday 62236-1" I'm being conservative on the vinyl rating here because I may have played it once - I've a feeling sides C and D are unplayed. Since then, it has sat on my record shelving for over 20 years. I've taken photos of all sides of the sleeves and vinyl in high resolution - the reflections are of my camera but hopefully you can see clearly the almost mint condition of the media. According to a well known record collectors App, this is my most valuable vinyl along with Wild Mood Swings and is one of three Cure albums I'm listing today:
Wild Mood Swings (1996); Bloodflowers (2000); and The Cure (2004) .
I'm also listing original pressings from Blur, Oasis, Morrissey, Ocean Colour Scene; Pulp, Radiohead etc etc, so please check my other listings if you are interested in mint or near mint original vinyl from this era. This comes from my personal record collection of over 1500 vinyl albums put together over 50 years. As I need to downsize I am starting to advertise around a 100 rarities starting with 90's vinyl, which I was still buying while the world had moved to CDs. I have been an audiophile for as long as I could afford it and moved up from a Thorens TD150 record deck, via Linn Sondek and Pink Triangle to my current SME10, which I've been running with an SMEV arm and Koetsu Rosewood cartridge for over 20 years. If that means nothing to you, suffice to say I take extreme care of my vinyl to the extent that I invested in a Loricraft PRCII professional record cleaner nearly 20 years ago and all of my vinyl immediately goes into protective plastic sleeves. Almost all of my rock/pop collection has been bought from new and I will always make this clear on the listing. Using the Goldmine standard I follow the principle that no vinyl is mint if it has ever been played and there is a small chance this was just once Vinyl Side A - M- Side B - M- Side C - M- Side D - M-
Album sleeve is absolutely mint and is still in the original shrink wrap and the lyric insert is mint too. The record will be packaged in a Defendapack MusicMax TWISTS mailer are the inner sleeves are not decorative I will not remove the vinyl from the paper liners but they are further protected by the plastic record bags and with additional internal stiffeners in the mailing box. From a pet and smoke-free home. As a valuable item this will be dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class special delivery before 1pm for the base Royal Mail price of £8.85. You can also pick up for free from East Grinstead, West Sussex and I will also post worldwide using eBay's Global Shipping Programme. As Royal Mail will only pick up 5 packages a day from my home, I'm going to list up to 5 records at a time with the same auction end date so that you should (Royal Mail being compliant) be in receipt of the record two mornings later (if you are in the UK). That means auctions from Sunday to Thursday (as the Thursday ones should be delivered Saturday morning) and potentially 25 records a week - though I doubt I can maintain that pace! For multiple purchases, I will combine postage where possible (there is a limit with Royal Mail weights but I'll do my best to save you money). If you have any questions please let me know and I'll try to answer them.