THE BEATLES - PLEASE PLEASE ME GOLD PMC 1202 VERY OLD PRESSING MACHINE GOOD+
June 11, 2019
June 10, 2019
GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN! I HAVE TO LET THIS GEM GO. THE BEATLES PLEASE PLEASE ME BLACK AND GOLD VERY OLD PRESSING MACHINE PRESS CAT. NO PMC 1202 Format: Mono Master Matrices XEX 421-1N/ XEX 422-1N This is the rarest copy of Please Please Me that’s ever likely to surface again! It was made on a pressing machine from the mid-fifties. We can tell this from the full circle ridge on the outside Side 1 label and the double indent circle inside the Side 1 label near the spindle location. Similarly the Side 2 label has a pushed out double indent near the spindle location. This is in the same fashion as mid-fifties Adam Faith Black and Gold’s for example, which is how we know this pressing machine was used in the mid-fifties. The mothers and stampers are 1 H and 12 GP. This pressing machine is older than the machine that made the 1 H 1H presses that occasionally come up on eBay.
Sleeve: Original Gold sleeve in Very Good condition retaining its structure. No record ring-wear, and clean with no imprints. The laminate is still remarkably glossy with few stress lines and the rear panel is clean. The spine is completely intact and has readable text, and the opening side is completely flat. The fold-overs have been neatly stuck back down with clear tape. The Vinyl: In Good Plus Condition. There is a thick full circle surface mark from a worn stylus on ‘I Saw Her Her Standing There’ which covers about 30 Seconds into the song. It is smooth to the touch all over. It has been tested on different equipment and the stylus quickly plays over it each time, and although this will distort the sound and cause crackling/ hiss for a few seconds it doesn’t cause the stylus to stick, and I can guarantee that your stylus will play over it. Apart from this blemish the vinyl surfaces are free of any defects that affect play, being clean and glossy with very little else to critisize, still projecting a bright pressing sheen. Lays completely flat on the turntable, heavyweight mid-fifties vinyl The Labels: Very Good condition. Some visible wear to the spindle perimeter, and some light spindle location lines/ marks.
Mothers/ Stampers combinations: Side 1 - 1 H Side 2 - 12 GP
The Audio: Plays smoothly from start to finish on each side with immense detail and deep mono channeling. Other than the aforementioned on I Saw Her Standing There, there is only what you would expect to be noticeable - some ticks here and there mainly in the inbetween track changes, but on the whole an Excellent sounding copy that is guaranteed not to disappoint. ----------------------------------- Money back guarantee on return if disagreement with description or not satisfied with the record. Will be packaged in a professional mailer with stiffeners. Special Delivery in the UK Tracked overseas postage The vinyl will be contained within a new generic inner sleeve with the original placed separately. The sleeve will be contained within a high standard poly sleeve, this means all surfaces are covered and protected aswell as the spine and opening edges. Graded in accordance with the Record Collector Grading System
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