jean-michel BASQUIAT LP tartown Rammellzee vs. K-Rob 45rpm Beat Bop Offs '83 '84

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jean michel BASQUIAT LP tartown Rammellzee vs  K Rob 45rpm Beat Bop Offs  83  84
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17 Jul 2019
Seller Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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This listing includes 2 extremely rare items and 1 uncommon item.  These are the original releases, NOT reprints/reissues.  I have individual item descriptions listed below.  I have tried to grade this items conservatively, but generally speaking these items are in great condition.  The photos represent exactly what is included in this listing.  If you have questions or would like to see photos of a specific item/area, please contact me.  If people have questions that others may have, I will likely post my response in this listing.  
I used to own an indie record store, and I collect artwork.  I make great efforts to ensure the health of my collection.  These items have been stored in resealable mylar sleeves, the vinyl was placed in Mobile Fidelity rice paper sleeves, and everything has been kept upright and out of direct light.  I have always had a non-smoking home, but I am not the original owner of the records.  I do not notice the smell of cigarette smoke on these, but it was the 80s, so it wouldn't surprise me if a previous owner was.  Simply speaking, I don't detect anything like that.
Taken together, the record box and 2 LPs require a lot of protection and shipping materials.  The current weight estimate of the final shipping item is 14lbs and 9oz.  The dimensions of the shipping box should be 20" x 20" x 14".  If the shipping funds are less than estimated, I will immediately refund the unused difference after I have obtained and paid for the needed shipping costs.
I do not want to sell these items.  I sought these out because I love music, I love his art, and these would be the closest I would ever come to owning original/rare/unique Basquiat works.  I am only selling these in order to fund graduate school.  I am hopeful these will go to an equally appreciative home. 
The LPs will ship outside of their original jackets to avoid seam splits.  They will ship within the Mobile Fidelity rice paper sleeves, which will be placed inside plastic sleeves.
ITEM #1: (photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)ARTIST: Rammellzee & K-Rob
TITLE: Beat Bop
MANUFACTUER: Tartown Record Co.
FORMAT: 12" vinyl record
YEAR: 1983
NOTES:This record was produced and the artwork was created by Jean Michel BasquiatFirst Edition, limited to 500 copiesThe matrix / runout numbers: A-side: TT-001-A-E-1 (see photo #5)The matrix / runout numbers: B-side: TT-001-B-E-1 (see photo #6)
ITEM #1 CONDITIONVINYL RECORD: Good+ to Very GoodVinyl is surprisingly clean.  There are some areas that have signs of wear/handling/distress/scratches.  These areas are not deep scratches.  No one should expect a perfect record, as this is a used item from 1983, but it was clearly not used very much. Additional photos can be provided, if requested.  Jacket/Sleeve: Good to Very Good-The jacket has signs of distress throughout the front, back, and sides.  There is still a sheen to the cover art, but there are dents, creases, signs of handling, etc.  Please see the pictures for the actual condition of the item.  The sleeve is original and shows signs of handling.  This sale will include the Mobile Fidelity rice paper sleeve and resealable mylar sleeve. Additional photos can be provided, if requested.
ITEM #2: (photos 1, 7, 8, 9, 10)ARTIST: The Offs
TITLE: First Record
FORMAT: 12" vinyl record
YEAR: 1984
NOTES:Test Pressing: #3 of 6Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance (see photo #9)The matrix / runout numbers: A-side: CD 025 A (see photo #10)The matrix / runout numbers: B-side: CD 025 B (photo available upon request)
ITEM #2 CONDITIONVINYL RECORD: Very GoodVinyl is surprisingly clean.  There are a couple areas that have signs of wear/handling/distress/scratches.  These areas are not deep scratches.  No one should expect a perfect record, as this was a test pressing from 1984.  Additional photos can be provided, if requested.  JACKET/SLEEVE: Very Good to Very Good+The jacket is in great condition.  It is bright and has a sheen.  Please see the pictures for the actual condition of the item.  The sleeve is original and shows signs of handling.  This sale will include the Mobile Fidelity rice paper sleeve and resealable mylar sleeve.  Additional photos can be provided, if requested.
ITEM #3: (photos 1, 11, 12)ARTIST: Jean Michel Basquiat
TITLE: Jean Michel Basquiat Record Case
FORMAT: Basquiat estate authorized limited edition Record Case
YEAR: 2015
NOTES:Limited Edition of 1000Sold Out upon release in 2015
RECORD CASE DIMENSIONS:Height: Approximately 15 inchesWidth: Approximately 14 inchesDepth: Approximately 7 inchesWeight: Approximately 10lbs.
ITEM #3 CONDITION:NewItem was never used.  This item is in the same condition as I received it in when I originally ordered it in 2015.
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYINGPlease ask me questions if you have them before bidding and/or buying.
Please see the pictures, as they were taking immediately before this listing was created, and they feature the exact items being sold.
I take tremendous efforts to package up your items to ensure safe passage.  I haven't had an item confirmed as being damaged in transit in literally 10 years.
Please see my feedback, I truly take the responsibility of selling items quite seriously.  I've been in your shoes.  I want you to be a happy buyer so I can be a happy seller : )
All items are sold "as is"
SHIPPING QUESTIONS:"When will my order ship?"Items ship Monday through Saturday in the late morning, therefore your order will ship within 12-36 hours of receiving your payment.  (We do not ship on Sundays, and it is possible that severe winter weather may delay a shipment.  If there is a delay, I will promptly contact you.
"How long will it take for the item to be delivered by the carrier?"Normal United States Post Office (USPS) delivery rates apply.  If you are logged into your eBay account, an approximate delivery date range should be automatically displayed. 
If you have questions or do not understand the different between shipping schedules, please visit the USPS website.  The USPS website has the most up-to-date estimates and information regarding their different delivery services.
I offer expedited shipping, and you can select that option and pay the additional shipping costs if you so choose.
"How do you package your items?"I am a buyer and seller on eBay.  I used to own an independent business.  I take this process seriously.
I package your items the same way I hope my orders are packaged, with great care and effort to avoid any kind of possible damage.
I buy new and reuse boxes, bags, tape, bubblewrap, foam peanuts, air pockets, craft paper, foam sheets or whatever is necessary to ensure that your item arrives undamaged and in a timely fashion.
All orders have tracking numbers.
My shipping costs include the money spent to ensure your item arrives safely.  
Please see my seller feedback, as I make profound efforts to make sure you get your item in a timely fashion and in the condition as seen within my listing.
"What are some examples of how you package items?"If you order a vinyl album, it will be tightly secured and ship in an oversized box to protect the corners from damage.If you order a compact disc it will ship in a bubble mailer and have oversized sheets of cardboard protecting the faces of the case. If you order a large sized print/artwork, it will ship in a mailing tube that is surrounded in packaging materials and placed within a larger box to ensure it is not crushed during shipment.
"Do you combine shipping costs?"I will always combine shipments whenever possible because it reduces both of our costs, my time, and the use of materials.  If you order multiple Buy It Now items that have shipping costs, I will package your orders together, pay for the needed shipping costs, and refund the unused shipping costs before shipping your item.
QUESTIONS:I am happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.Please message me anytime, and I will get back to you within 24 hours, usually much sooner than that.
COMMUNICATION & FEEDBACK:I will message you when your item has been packaged, that I have left positive feedback, and I will provide you an estimate of when I plan to bring your item to the post office.  
I will message you again to confirm that your item was delivered to the post office.
If you have any problems with your order, please contact me before leaving feedback, as I'd like to have the opportunity to promptly address your concerns.
PAYMENT:I accept PayPal.
If PayPal is an impossibility for your, please message me, and I will try to do my best to address your needs and find an arrangement that works for both of us.
My biggest concern is receiving a prompt payment, and avoiding deadbeat bids/purchases.  I sincerely appreciate your understanding regarding this issue.  
MY THANKS:My thanks for taking a moment to consider my listing, and I wish wellness to you and yours!-2wocats