June 29, 2020
Start Date: June 22, 2020
Final Price: £310.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 8
Seller Feedback: 4855
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PINK FLOYD The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
12" vinyl LP (album) - Front laminated flipback sleeve (Mono sleeve with 'File Under Popular')
Label: Columbia - Black/Blue/Silver / Track listing in sans-serif font / With 'Sold in UK...' text
Catalogue number: SCX 6157 Matrix / Mother/Stamper / other dead wax data: Side 1: YAX 3419-1 / 1/O
Side 2: YAX 3420-1 / 1/M
Audio: Stereo Condition (record): EX+ Condition (sleeve): EX Visual grade (vinyl): A few noticeable surface marks but nothing that affects the audio. Play grade: Almost perfect audio throughout. General description: Very early - mother/stamper codes are 1/O / 1/M - 1967 pressing. Please note that although this is a stereo disc it's actually in the rarer mono SX 6157 outer sleeve! It's complete with its original EMI advertising inner sleeve with no damage or seam splits. There are a few half-moon creases to the front of the outer sleeve, very slight discoloration to the rear but otherwise it's in great condition. A very rare record. Sounds great. All records are UK releases unless otherwise stated in the description above. Payments We always accept payments via PayPal. We only accept cheques if they are in Pounds Sterling, drawn on a UK bank account and for transactions exceeding £100.00. We may accept bank transfers or postal orders, by prior arrangement only, but you MUST check with us before bidding or buying the item.
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