ROLLING STONES Through The Past Darkly LP 1969 DECCA 1st Press MEGA RARE MONO - rare vinyl collector item


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ROLLING STONES Through The Past Darkly LP 1969 DECCA 1st Press! MEGA RARE MONO!!

ROLLING STONES Through The Past Darkly LP 1969 DECCA 1st Press MEGA RARE MONO
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#16526
Ebay Item #
332057603331
Sold Price
$529.50
Bids
13
Auction End date
12 Dec 2016
Seller Location
Clifton, Bedfordshire

Item Description

FOR ONCE THERE IS FULL HISTORY WITH THIS ULTRA RARE ‘PROMOTIONAL’ LP:- It is very VERY rare indeed to have FULL history of any LP today. And it is even RARER to know a FULL history of a ‘factory sample’ PROMOTIONAL LP. Many ‘factory samples’ have had stickers put on them at the later date, are fake printed ones, and even more laughably they are often the wrong ones!!!! Every different company used different factory sample stickers – and some just didn’t use them at all (like Pye for example) so they are not inter-changeable!!!! So it is very VERY important indeed to have the FULL history of a ‘Factory Sample’ LP to 100% GUARANTEE it is 100% GENUINE (which I am VERY happy to do in this case!). The 1 previous owner of this LP worked for the UK’s BIGGEST record shop chain in the 1960s and 1970s namely Woolworths. And for those outside of the UK who don’t know? Woolworths literally had a shop in almost EVERY town in the UK in the 1960s, and at one point took up 65% of the UK market share in record sales. The 1 previous owner of this LP worked in Woolworths head office, in the music department – compiling the charts for the record stores each week, monitoring sales (stock control), and deciding (along with others) which LP was going to be stocked in Woolworths stores in any given week. And this was a very VERY big deal indeed for any band!!!! If your LP was stocked by Woolworths in the 1960s and 1970s – it was almost GUARANTEED to sell VERY well indeed. Whereas if Woolworths decided not to stock your LP, you had to rely on the independent record shops only, and sales would undoubtedly be very poor indeed!!!! And so almost every record company sent copies of their LPs into Woolworths to promote their LPs, along with what were in many cases ‘begging letters’! Especially with ‘new’ bands – as it was VERY hard to get Woolworths to stock them. And even the biggest artists who were guaranteed to be stocked in Woolworths, sent in LPs and letters to try and gain a better shelf space than their competitors. Clearly after the LPs came in, and decisions were taken 99% of them were thrown away. And of course, whilst ‘Demos’ were sent to Radio Stations, Woolworths didn’t play their LPs on the radio – and so they were sent ‘Factory Samples’ instead. According to the 1 previous owner, they were free for ANYONE to take home at any time after they had been evaluated. After all, clearly there was no use for them at Woolworths head office!!!! This 1 previous owner amassed a collection of over 600 LPs in his time at Woolworths. Many were classical and some were mainstream Jazz (neither of which has any interest to me). However he did have a small selection of 1960s pop, beat, rock, and blues (which will be appearing in the coming weeks) – of which this LP is just one from that collection. IMPORTANTLY all the stickers are 100% GENUINE in EVERY way, and each record company has the CORRECT sticker. So you can tell immediately that these ‘Factory Sample’ LPs are 100% CORRECT and 100% GENUINE in EVERY respect!!!! This is just one 1 LP from this AMAZING collection – so please read on below:-

On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by The Rolling Stones called "Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)" and is an ORIGINAL1969UK MONO 1stPressing on the 1st Press UNBOXED Decca label!!!! THIS LPIS SERIOUSLYRAREANDVIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE ROLLING STONES RAREST LPs EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!!JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!!THIS LP IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LPs ON THE DECCA LABEL - AND IS INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL IS THAT IT IS 1ST PRESSED IN MEGA RARE MONO!!!! AND THISIS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED BACK IN 1969, NEARLY EVERY 1ST PRESSING WAS MADE IN COMMON STEREO - WITH VIRTUALLY NONE IN MEGA RARE MONO AT ALL!!!! AND DEMAND FOR MONOs WAS SO ABSOLUTELY TINY, THAT MOST SHOPS DIDNT EVEN STOCK MONOS BY THIS POINT - AND IT WAS ONLY AVAILABLE BY 'SPECIAL ORDER' ONLY!!!! AS A RESULT, FINDING A UK 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP IN MEGA RARE MONO IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE - AS BARELY ANY WERE EVER MADE!!!!

THIS LP ALSO HAS AN ULTRA RARE AND 100% GENUINE 'SAMPLE' STICKER ON 1 LABEL - WHICH IS COMPLETELY CORRECT IN EVERY WAY FOR ALL DECCA LPs FROM THIS PERIOD, AND CAME FROM THE SAME AMAZING COLLECTION OUTLINED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DESCRIPTION!!!! EVEN RARER STILL - IT HAS INCREDIBLY EARLY '1/I AND '1/C' MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS - CLEARLY SHOWING THAT IT WAS MADE WAY BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE!!!!

NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK MONO1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS UNBOXED DECCA LABEL, 1ST PRESS RED MONO INNER SLEEVE, AND 1ST PRESS 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' GATEFOLD LAMINATED 'OCTAGONAL' FLIPBACK COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY IN MEGA RARE MONO!) - SO DONTMISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This isthe ORIGINAL Decca UK 1st Pressing from 1969 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is LK5019 on the ORIGINAL UNBOXED 1st PressDecca Label (see picture) and is a much MUCH rarerUK MONO 1st pressing!!!!

The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO writing, NO wear, and only a few VERY light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, only 2 or 3 VERY light hairlines, only 2 or 3 MEGA light scufflines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffsonly visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is alsogreat to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual!!!! It plays withNO pops, barely ANY clicks AT ALL, NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The record must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press Red Mono 'Octagonal'inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition - with NO splits and NO writing either!!!! TheORIGINAL 1st Press 'Garrod & Lofthouse'Gatefold Laminated'Octagonal' FLIPBACK Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear (apart from 1 'touched in' trace!), NO spine splits, NO edge splits, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), barely ANY creases AT ALL (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), shiny laminate, NO rips, NO tears, only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to a couple of the corner tips, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edges are beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the unlaminated inside of the coveris in SUPERB condition with NO grubbyness, NO yellowing,NO rubbing, SUPERB flipbacks, NO ringwear, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY IN MEGA RARE MONO - AND AS A 100% GENIUNE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS PROMOTIONAL 'SAMPLE' COPY!) - SO DONTMISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL UK 1969 MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "THROUGH THE PAST DARKLY" BY THE ROLLING STONES, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!!Dontforgetto take a look at allmy other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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