Led Zeppelin IV 4 SYMBOLS ZOSO RED PLUM UK LP 1ST RARE A3 B3 MINT MINUS - rare vinyl collector item


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Led Zeppelin IV 4 SYMBOLS ZOSO RED/ PLUM UK LP 1ST RARE A3/B3 MINT MINUS !!

Led Zeppelin  IV 4 SYMBOLS ZOSO  RED PLUM UK LP 1ST RARE A3B3  MINT MINUS
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#10278
Ebay Item #
231605930717
Sold Price
$1150.38
Bids
53
Auction End date
10 Jul 2015
Seller Location
Haywards Heath

Item Description


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LED ZEPPELIN - 4
INMAGNIFICENT1-2 PLAYMINT MINUS CONDITION
ORIGINAL RED AND PLUM ATLANTIC PRESS
INCORRECT SPELLING OF MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP (TOP)
MINT!!! SLEEVE AND INNER
MUSEUM GRADE SET

  • CATALOGUE:ATLANTIC 2401012
  • MATRIX: 2401012 *CROSSED OUT B//1 A//31.3.5 2401012 B//3 1,2.2
  • SIDE ONE DEAD WAX HAS 'PECKO DUCK' ETCHED INTO THE DEAD WAX, SIDE 2 HAS 'PORKY' ETCHED INTO THE DEAD WAX
  • SUPERHYPE CREDITS
  • INCORRECT SPELLING OF 'HOP' THIS LABEL HAS MISTY MOUNTAIN TOP

THIS LP HAS COME FROM AN INCREDIBLE RECORD COLLECTION, WHERE THE ORIGINAL OWNER HAD PROTECTED THE ALBUMS FOR THE VERY DAY OF PURCHASE BY PLACING THEM INTO PLASTIC OUTER SLEEVES. THEREFORE VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE RECORDS THAT I WILL BE LISTING FROM THIS COLLECTION WILL HAVE MINT, MINT MINUS OR AT THE WORST NEAR MINT SLEEVES!
THE INNER SLEEVES HAVE ALL BEEN KEPT FLAT AND UNWRINKLED AND FURTHER ENHANCE THE COLLECTION.
THE VINYLS ARE ALSO IN THE MOST AMAZING CONDITION POSSIBLE, WITH A FEW HAVING NEVER BEEN PLAYED, AND AGAIN THE GRADING'S VARY BETWEEN MINT AND NEAR MINT...NOTHING LOWER.
THE RECORDS WERE PLACED INTO THOSE RECORD BOXES WITH HANDLES ON THEM, ENSURING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN KEPT AWAY FROM EXTREME HEAT OR SUNLIGHT AND COLD.
FINALLY THERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER TITLES IN THIS COLLECTION, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK DAILY FOR THE LATEST FROM THIS AMAZING SELECTION OF 197O'S ROCK ALBUMS
I WANTED TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME ON THE SUBJECT OF AN ALL ORIGINAL PRESS.
WHAT I MEAN BY THIS IS THAT OVER TIME SLEEVES AND INNERS HAVE BEEN SWAPPED ON ZEPPELIN ALBUMS TO THE POINT THAT IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY AN ORIGINAL ISSUE, YOU MAY WELL END UP WITH A HYBRID, NORMALLY A RED AND PLUM ALBUM IN A GREEN AND ORANGE LABEL'S SLEEVE. SO HOW TO TELL???
WELL FIRSTLY THE SLEEVE ON THE ORIGINAL PRESS WAS MADE OF A SLIGHTLY THICKER CARD AND THEREFORE SOMEWHAT STRONGER. IF YOU LOOK ON THE INSIDE OF THE SLEEVE THE ORIGINAL CARD IS SLIGHTLY A LIGHTER SHADE OF BROWN THAN THAT OF THE LATER PRESSES, BUT MOST OBVIOUS IS THE FACT THAT ON THE ORIGINAL ISSUES THE SLEEVE WAS UNLAMINATED, WHEREAS THE LATER SLEEVES WERE SLIGHTLY GLOSSY AND HAVE A SMOOTH FINISH TO THEM
IN ADDITION THE INNER SLEEVE OF THE ORIGINAL PRESS IS EASY TO TELL FROM LATER VERSIONS BY THE FACT THAT IT HAS FLIPBACKS,WHEREAS THE LATER ISSUES DO NOT. THERE IS ALSO A COLOUR VARIANCE WITH THE ORIGINALS BEING A DARKER GREY
THIS IS A PROPER FIRST ISSUE SET
THE RECORDS
THE LABELS
THE RED AND PLUM LABELS ARE IN TOP CONDITION. BOTH BASE COLOURS ARE RICH AND VIBRANT, AND THE WHITEBAND IS STILL WHITE AND NOT SOILED AT ALL. THE BLACK TYPEFACE IS UNRUBBED AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE. FINALLY THERE ARE JUST2-3 TINY SPIDER LINES CLOSE TO THE SPINDLE HOLE SHOWING THAT THIS SUPERB VINYL HAS JUST HADJUST A COUPLEPLAYS EVER. YOU WILL ALSO SEE A SHARD OF VINYL ATTACHED TO THE SPINDLE HOLE ON SIDE ONE, THIS CAME A WAY WHEN I PLACED THE VERY TIGHT SPINDLE HOLE OVER MY SPINDLE. THERE IS STILL A SHARD INSIDE THE SPINDLE HOLE HOWEVER
THE LABEL ALSO HAS THE 'SUPERHYPE MUSIC' CREDITS
THE VINYL
THE HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL IS INMAGNIFICENT CONDITION. IT HAS RETAINED ALL OF IT'S ORIGINAL SHEEN. IN DAYLIGHT IT LOOKS FLAWLESS, AND EVEN WHEN PLACED UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A FEW TINY WISPY HAIRLINES TO BE SEEN, AND A TINY SCUFF
PLAYING THE RECORD
I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A FANTASTIC COLLECTIBLE VINYL, THAT YOU SHOULD BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. I HAVE THEREFORE INVESTED IN THE SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DO JUST THAT.
I HAVE RECORDED THE ENTIRE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH AS I DO NOW WITH ALL MY LISTINGS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT BIDDERS WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE RECORD BEFORE LAYING A BID. THIS IS A SERVICE I AM DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS
I WAS STAGGERED AT THE CLARITY OF THIS ALBUM. IT IS PURE FIRST PRESS, AND THE INTRODUCTION TO 'ROCK AND ROLL' IS JUST INCREDIBLE
THIS VINYL PLAYS WITHOUT ANY DISTORTION TO THE CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND WHATSOEVER
THERE IS NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE AND NO CLICKS OR LOUD POPS
NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE AND ONLY THE ODDSPECK OF BARELY AUDIBLE STATIC IN A COUPLE OF THE SILENT PASSAGES
I DIDN'T HEAR ANY DUST POPS OR EVEN STATIC TICS
A REALLY UNBELIEVABLE COPY OF THIS CLASSIC ZEPPELIN MONSTER
FOR ME THIS GRADES A FULL MINT MINUS
BUT DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, HAVE A LISTEN AND JUDGE IT AGAINST YOUR STANDARDS
THE SLEEVE
UNLAMINATED STRONG CARDED ORIGINAL ISSUE SLEEVE. THE FRONT SURFACE IS FLAT AND CLEAN AND HAS NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES. IT IS TOTALLY IMMACULATE HAVING SPENT THE LAST 45 YEARS SITTING INSIDE A PLASTIC OUTER SLEEVE.
THERE IS NOT ONE SPECK OF COLOUR LOSS ANYWHERE, AND NOT ONE MARK OR STAIN
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY ZERO LINES NEXT TO THE SPINE. NONE ALONG THE TOP EDGE, NONE ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE, AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE
NO RING WEAR AND NO RECORD SHAPE, AND THE FOUR CORNERS ARE PERFECT.
THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE FREE FROM ANY SHELF WEAR WITH ALL OF THE DELICATE AND EASILY RUBBED COLOURS THERE. JUST A PIN PRICK OF WHITE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT TIP END
THE OPENING EDGE IS STILLRAZOR SHARP, AND EVERYBIT AS GOOD AS THE DAY IT WAS PUT TOGETHER
THE SPINE HAS RETAINED ALL OF THE COLOUR APART FROM THE VERY TOP AND BOTTOM TIPS WHERE THERE IS SOME VERY LIGHT RUBBING TO THE TOP LEADING EDGE. THIS IS VERY VERY SMALL. THERE IS NO FINGER TO THUMB SQUASHING EITHER
THE REAR SURFACE IS EVERY BIT AS PERFECT AS THE FRONT
OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS A PRISTINE INNER SURFACE IS ON SHOW. THIS USUALLY HAS ALL SORTS OF BLEMISHES BUT AGAIN BECAUSE OF HOW THE RECORD WAS STORED, THIS ONE IS TOTALLY MINT
THE ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE IS INCLUDED, WITH THE FLIPBACKS. AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT IT IS JUSTPERFECT. NEARLY EVERY ONE OF THESE THAT I HAVE SEEN HAS HAS SEAM SPLITS TO VARIOUS SIDES AND THE BOTTOM EDGE, SOME SMALL AND SOME HUGE, BUT HERE IS ONE THAT IS JUST UNSPLIT!
THE SLEEVE GRADES MINT WITH EASE
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID IF YOU CHOSE TO GO FOR IT
GARRY
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