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THE BEATLES "The Collection" Complete MFSL LP Box Set!!
Mobile Fidelity MFSL Half-Speed Mastered original LPs - Gorgeous!
Original Master Recording, MFSL, MOFI - Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Limited to 25,000 copies. Extremely low serial number #343 - you hardly ever see them up for sale with such a low number! - Legendary box set, sounds wonderful! Great condition. A great investment and a great way to hear all of these seminal LPs in a super Audiophile format. This is a stellar, archive quality copy.
BOX: EX+, some mild shelf wear, very nice condition, bottom is very clean, clasp is excellent, hinges tight. Please look closely at the photos, and ask questions if needed. The box is wonderful! Hard to find the box nicer than this.
COVERS: All NM, clean, tight, very close to new looking.
LPs: 14 LPs. All appear NM, listened to select tracks and they sounded fantastic. They don't appear to have been played extensively at all. The LPs I listened to sounded NM. Includes NM GEO Disc. The inner white cardstock MFSL inners are VG+, have some yellowing and aging spots
INSERTS: Booklet is VG+, has some loose pages in it where they became separated from the staples, small MFSL inserts are VG.
USPS PRIORITY SHIPPING ONLY - I will package in stiff foam and wrapped up very well in a large box for maximum protection. Signature will be required. By bidding, you agree to all of this.
International sales! Please ask for shipping quote - I will only use USPS PRIORITY INTL SHIPPING with signature. Outside of USA there are no returns and shipping is at your own risk. I have 100% feedback so you can trust me.
Please allow extra time for me to package this set. 5 days at least after auction end. Please be patient. This will be a tricky set to package up.
Please email me with questions. Photos are of actual item. I package LPs very carefully in cardboard LP mailers with padding, and with inner removed from outer to prevent seam splits. I've been selling on eBay for many years and have 100% feedback! Payment via PayPal only - Payment is required within 7 days of end of auction unless other arrangements are made. Item will ship after funds have cleared. I will send an invoice once the auction has ended. I have described it to the best of my ability, anything not mentioned in this listing will not be included with the item. If you receive an item that is not what was described in this listing you may contact me within 14 days and then return the item and I will then refund your money. You must pay for return shipping. International orders please wait for an invoice. See below for my LP grading scale. Sorry, no sales to Italy, Africa, Russia. No bidders with zero or under 5 feedback ratings please.
Records graded to these standards:
Near Mint (NM or M-) A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like. Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap. Near Mint is the highest price listed in all Goldmine price guides. Anything that exceeds this grade, in the opinion of both buyer and seller, is worth significantly more than the highest Goldmine book value.
Excellent (EX) : An excellent (EX or VG++) condition for vinyl will allow minor scuffs which are visible but only slightly. There may be more than a few, so be careful not call a record that has wear to more than 15% of the surface. The wear should be minimal and of course should play mint! Any scratches that can be felt with your fingernail can NOT be called scuffs. Scuffs lay on top of the grooves. If any break in the grooves are felt, they ARE scratches. And most often, they will be heard when played (soft clicks or even loud pops). Once again, no scratches can make this grade! Artwork should still be as close to perfect as can be. Some impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear) but no ink wear! Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and obtrusive to the eye. The corners can show white (where the artwork pasted slick was) meaning, slight wear. No seam splits or writing on the cover or taped repairs can make this grade.
Very Good Plus (VG+) A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG) Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
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