The Beatles - Yesterday And Today 2nd State (Capitol) T 2553, highly sought clean second issued cover of the renown Butcher album; the trunk slick cover is in nice condition with very light printing on the right side above the darkened V of Ringo’s turtle-neck (we detected the printing only after examining the “V” with a hand lens), the cover has seam and spine wear including a three inch upper seam split and a one-inch lower seam split next to the opening, the back of the cover has light fading including a label with the previous owner’s name and address (digitally whited out by us, not the cover itself), the number 3 next to the RIAA seal is readily visible, overall presents well – solid VG, the original inner sleeve is present; vinyl has strong sheen with just a few scattered light marks, great sounding album, strong VG+
19th listings info
Our albums are often difficult to find as we have continued to discover over the past 50 or so years. Please understand the beginning bid prices are based on their rarity. Our nineteenth series of auctioning records is centering on Foreign (primarily British) R&R as well as classic R&B, mostly from the late 50s through the early 80s. We continue to offer: a variety of Jazz, especially from the 1950s and ‘60s on classic labels (Riverside, Blue Note, Prestige, Clef, etc.); vinyl housed in covers that range from stylishly cheesy to frankly provocative containing a wide spectrum of music genres (jazz, R&R, soul, classical, island, etc.) and spoken word, predominantly comedy; and finally albums of unusual distinction that are unique or interesting (psychedelic, mood-associated, inspirational, cover art-associated (Steinweiss, Warhol, Dali, etc). We also continue to offer less frequently: American Rock & Roll; collector’s Soundtracks; Blues; and additional Autographed Albums included within any of these genres (R&B, R&R, Jazz, Blues,…). Many autographed items were signed in person and obtained from individuals who stated as such. Some come with COA. One week post shipping, you will have a 30 day guarantee period to pass JSA & PSA/DNA authentication. For those signed articles that do not pass authentication, upon return of the signed article your money plus shipping cost will be returned to you.
ALL RECORDS ARE FIRST CLEANED AND THEN REMOVED FROM THE COVERS AND PUT IN A PROTECTIVE PLASTIC BAG .
RECORDS ARE THEN PACKED IN A HEAVY DUTY RECORD SHIPPING BOXES WITH A STIFF CARDBOARD FILLER.
AFTER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED WE SHIP ALL ORDERS USPS MEDIA MAIL THE SAME DAY OR THE NEXT DAY HOPEFULLY RESULTING IN FAST DELIVERY TIMES.
PLEASE READ COMPLETELY: Ebay has 2 CATEGORIES for listing records: New and USED. The records that we list are USED. They still may be sealed or unopened in which case we refer to those as being mint (M) or still sealed (SS). A grade of "MINT" is the closest a used record will be to new. The further the grade deviates from Mint, the less it will look (and sound) like a new record, and the more WEAR it will have.
* PLEASE KEEP IN MIND GRADING OF RECORDS ARE IN ESSENSE A SUBJECTIVE "BEST ASSESSMENT".
* ALL ITEMS ARE CONSIDERED USED, VINTAGE UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.
* THE HISTORY, PRIOR USE, CARE, CLEANING, AND SO ON BY PREVIOUS OWNER(S) ARE FOR THE MOST PART UNKNOWN UNLESS THEY CAME FROM OUR PERSONAL COLLECTION IN WHICH CASE THAT WOULD BE STATED.
* ALL ITEMS ARE USUALLY DESCRIBED VISUALLY ONLY BY GOLDMINE STANDARDS (AS OUTLINED BELOW) - NOT PLAYED BY US. IN MOST INSTANCES WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OF SOUND QUALITY UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE IN THE DESCRIPTION.
* SINCE ANY USED ITEM MAY BE CONSIDERED DEFECTIVE, IT MAY HAVE SKIPS, STICKING, POPS, CLICKS, STATIC, MINOR SURFACE UNEVENNESS.
* PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: AUDIBLE DEFECTS TO VINYL MAY OR MAY NOT BE VISIBLE.
* IN THE END, USED RECORDS, DUE TO THE UNKNOWN HISTORY OF PAST USE, ARE SOLD HERE PRIMARILY AS COLLECTIBLES.
We grade our records
conservatively, by visual inspection unless stated otherwise, largely following
the traditional Goldmine standards.
SS = still sealed
NM = near mint (including unplayed) condition. Cover is crisp and new looking with no ring wear.
EX = excellent, vinyl has only slight signs of wear; overall very clean (with excellent gloss), only light surface marks (hairline seen under strong light) which will not distract significantly from the sound. Cover has only slight wear, and is still in excellent collectible condition. Ex grade is the equivalent to NM- (near mint minus), or by some as VG++ (very good plus plus)
VG+ = very good plus, vinyl was most likely played often but handled with reasonable care resulting in moderate surface wear and possibly some moderate noise but still strong gloss and plays very well. Cover may have gentle overall wear (especially along edges and corners) or some ring wear.
VG = very good, vinyl with overall wear, but no skips or serious defects, typically having more noisy sound during quiet passages. Cover may be well worn, usually with considerable ring wear, edges may be split but clear taped, may have writing (previous owner’s name).
VG- = very good minus, vinyl has considerable wear and often with considerable scratches but no skips. It may play well, it may play to complete distraction Cover may have marked ring wear, split edges, tape marks, writing, etc. Only very scarce records are sold by us in this category or the categories below VG-.
G or G+ = Poor or Rough condition (frisbee material). No guarantee on these records. Collectors only!