Original, very early 1970s self-titled, debut LP by Black Sabbath (with Ozzy Osbourne). This is on the Warner Brothers label WB 1871 and it is also the much scarcer, white label promo!!Grading is as follows:
The vinyl is in absolutely beautiful near mint/unplayed condition!! There are no spindle marks on either of the labels.This has the -1B and -1A matrix numbering in the side 1 and side 2 trailoff areas respectively.This includes the original company advert inner sleeve; but the record is now housed in a brand new, antistatic inner sleeve.Just super!!
The cover is a beautiful VG++ to M- and it really looks super also!! There is just a very small (less than one-inch) 'pressure split' at the middle of the top seam only and a small, original factory distributor's sticker along the top edge of the front side. This sticker might be removable, but I will leave that up to the buyer to decide (I will not attempt to remove it myself...). No large splits, no tears, no creases, no writing, no stains, no cutout holes, no delete marks, etc. Again, just outstanding!!
Please review the photos for song titles and additional details.Please scroll below to see my full vinyl and cover/sleeve grading guidelines.Vinyl gradings arevisual only, unless I specifically state otherwise.Please also see the other, similar items I currently have listed on Ebay; I do combine shipping (rates are listed below).
I personally write all of my own descriptions, take all of my own photos, and package all items for mailing myself. I do not use text, photos or information from “other” sources and would certainly never do so without referencing them. Items pictured in any of my listings arealwaysthe actual items that buyers will receive from me.
All of my individual LPs are shipped in professionally-designed,heavy dutycardboard mailers with extra cardboard padding.
PaymentbyPAYPAL ONLY....I donotaccept any other form of payment. Unless the buyer makes a different arrangement with me (i.e. contacts me directly), payment is expected withinthree days(72 hours) from the closing date of the item. After three days, an unpaid item case will automatically be opened and the buyer then has four additional days to complete payment (per Ebay's terms).
I am always happy to offerCOMBINED SHIPPINGfor ALL BUYERS forup to one week from the closing date of the initial purchase. Final payment is always expectedWITHIN ONE WEEK FROM THE CLOSING DATE OF THE BUYER'S INITIAL PURCHASE. Please don'texpect items to be held for more than one week while additional bids are placed. Please try to be considerate of this request when bidding on multiple items on different dates.
Combined shipping for U.S. BUYERS:I can ship up to four LP records in a single package for aflat feeof $4.00 Media Mail. For more than four LP records, please contact me directly for a shipping quote (will be justslightlymore). 2-LP sets count as two records; 3-LP sets count as three records; etc. etc.
Combined shipping for CANADIAN BUYERS:I can ship a single LP record in a single package for$15.50 First Class Mail. Two or three LPs for $25.00. Four or more LP records are shipped by Priority Mail International (please contact me directly for a shipping quote).Purchases totaling $100.00 or more must include a registered tracking number (which is an additional $14.00 fee added to the base shipping price) or must be sent by Priority Mail International (which includes valid tracking).2-LP sets count as two records; 3-LP sets count as three records; etc. etc.
Combined shipping for all other INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:I can ship a single LP record in a single package for$22.50 First Class Mail. Two or three LPs for $35.00.Four or more LP records are shipped by Priority Mail International (please contact me directly for a shipping quote).Purchases totaling $100.00 or more must include a registered tracking number (which is an additional $14.00 fee added to the base shipping price) or must be sent by Priority Mail International (which includes valid tracking).2-LP sets count as two records; 3-LP sets count as three records; etc. etc.
Buyer satisfaction and returns:I offer what I believe is a very reasonable return policy for all individual items (and smaller lots) that I sell.If you are dissatisfied with your purchase and are returning it, please do soimmediately after receiving it.The item must be returned to me exactly as it was packaged and mailed to the buyer.I will refund the original sale price and shipping fee only.I do not give ‘partial’ refunds either (i.e. the buyer keeps the item for a lesser price).This policy applies to U.S. and non-U.S. buyers alike and regardless of the final sale price of the item.That being said, please ask any and all questions you may have before bidding.
Items are normally shipped within 1 to 2 business days from receipt of payment.
My vinyl and cover/sleeve gradings are as follows:
MINT:I do not use this grade except for sealed/unopened items.
NEAR MINT or MINT MINUS:Vinyl looks basically brand new, untouched, unplayed or nearly unplayed. Cover looks pretty much as new with no real flaws to speak of. This is basically how the item would have looked when it was new from the factory.
VG++:Very close to M-, with vinyl showing only the very slightest, most subtle signs of any past handling or play. Cover may show just the barest hint of wear from age, but nothing at all serious or detracting.
VG+:Vinyl shows some subtle signs that it was played in the past, but was generally well taken care of. Cover shows only some minor signs of age or wear, but nothing too detracting.
VG:Vinyl is beginning to show more obvious signs of past handling and play but still has strong sound quality overall. Cover is beginning to show more signs of age and wear, but is fully intact and still displays very well overall.
GOOD:Vinyl has very obvious signs of wear from over the years, but still plays strongly and enjoyably enough. Cover has obvious wear and tear from age, but is intact and still displayable.
***My very good and good records are very good and good, not bad and even worse! I alsodo notuse the EX (excellent) grading at all.***
FAIR:Record wasn’t properly cared for in the past and very clearly shows it, but it is still playable and should be enjoyable enough for some. I rarely offer records in this condition.