See heading and pics for artist, title, and catalog number. International buyers purchasing items that sell over $100 must pay an additional $12.50 for registered mail. The total on the invoice will read $35.00
GRADING IS CONSERVATIVE AS ALWAYS!! SEE MY FEEDBACK AND BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!!
SLEEVE: outer box is in strong VG+ condition. Two inner black boxes are perfect.
Vinyl: 9 out of the 10 lp's are Near Mint To Mint. The 10th LP (pictured by itself) has a small area of what appears to be factory defect at the start. This area has some pitting in the vinyl on both sides within the first quarter inch of playing surface. When the needle passes through the area it will produce random (not chained together) pops. Some or light and others loud. This within the first minute of playback on side one and two. The Record did not skip when played on my system. As I said all of the other records are beautiful and this is just a small area on one LP. A great, very hard to find set, that someone is going to be very happy with.
MY GRADING SCALE: Below are definitions of each of my grading categories.
I USE THE GOLDMINE GRADING STANDARD AS THE BASIS FOR GRADING ALL LP's AND 45's.
Covers are graded separately.
Near Mint: very clean unmarked copy. Pic sleeve, if present, will be of the highest quality.
*VG++: May have just a couple of sleeve rubs only. This will be a very clean high gloss copy. Any 45 in this grade can be expected to be a strong collectors keeper. Pic sleeve will be flat with good corners. It will have very few, if any, creases or wrinkles. Sleeve will have no splits.
VG+: Will show a few more signs of normal use and wear. The 45 may have very light superficial marks and rubs but will be a well taken care of copy. The record may play with isolated noise at intro and in lower passages of music. The noise will not be continuous and will not overpower the music. Labels may have a small jukebox/address sticker or small name or initial but otherwise will not show any defects.
Pic sleeves with this grade may have very light creases. The sleeve may have a small split no larger than 1" in any area.
VG: The 45 will show more signs of normal use and wear. It may have lost some of its factory gloss and in some cases might exhibit groove wear upon inspection. This copy will be enjoyable but will play with light background noise. There may also be light but isolated crakle and/or pops and ticks. Any of the previous will not be continous and will remain behind the music at all times and never overpower it. This will be an enjoyable copy but one that has been more heavily played.
Pic sleeves with this grade will have noticeable wear.
VG-: A 45 that will have either pressing type noise throughout or crackle type noise throughout but not both. This noise will be low but continous. A decent copy and one that can still be enjoyed. This grade is generally used on only very rare or valuable records.
Pic sleeves with this grade will exhibit overall wear and may have a tear or completely split but taped seam.
G: The 45 will have both heavy background noise and crackle throughout. It will visually be a very rough copy. This grade is only used on records of extreme rarity or value. Pic sleeves with this grade will have many noticeable defects.
I am a collector and local dealer here in New Orleans and have been selling records for 10 years. Foremost I am a music and record lover. I grew up in the 70's and my trips to the record store with my family are some of my fondest memories. I loved it on sunday mornings when my dad pulled out his records and played them while mom cooked breakfast. You have my word as someone who treasures and appreciates records that i will grade every record I sell as though I were buying it myself. Money is to precious in these hard times to waste. I don't like wasting mine and I will never make you waste yours. Thanks for viewing my listing and happy digging...
All grading is visual unless otherwise stated. Due to time constraints I am not able to play each record. Some records will be visually graded, some will be spot played and some will be fully play graded. Grading method will be stated in each listing immediately behind the records grade. Visually graded records have a no refund policy. Sealed records have a no return policy once they have been opened.