LED ZEPPELIN:1ST 1969 LP.RAREST TURQUOISE LETTERS COVER+SUPERHYPE LABELS+A1/B1

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LED ZEPPELIN 1ST 1969 LP RAREST TURQUOISE LETTERS COVER SUPERHYPE LABELS A1 B1
Auction Details:
Code ID
#362921
Ebay Item #
392958519872
Sold Price
$1099.38
Bids
6
Auction End date
12 Oct 2020
Seller Location
NORWICH

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Item Description

ATTENTION LED ZEPPELIN AND 1960s PROGRESSIVE ROCK MUSIC COLLECTORS!     

HERE IS AN ORIGINAL UK TRACK 1969 STEREO 1ST AND EARLIEST ISSUE OF THE GROUND BREAKING AND MAGNIFICENT DEBUT SELF TITLED LP BY LED ZEPPELIN WHICH SOUNDS EXCITING AND FRESH ALL THESE YEARS LATER.

THIS IS THE REAL DEAL AND THE GENUINE FIRST EVER UK EDITION FROM 1969.     POLYDOR PRESSED ATLANTIC RED/MAROON AND WHITE LABELS WITH THE EARLIEST "SUPERHYPE" PUBLISHING CREDITS AND THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE A//1+B//1 MATRIXES. CATALOGUE NUMBER 588171 WHICH WOULD CHANGE IN 1971 WHEN POLYDOR NO LONGER WERE PRESSING ATLANTIC RECORDS AND THE LABEL DESIGN ALSO CHANGED!

ALTHOUGH THE RECORD ITSELF IS SERIOUSLY RARE AS A GENUINE 1ST PRESSING,IT IS THE COVER WHICH IS EVEN RARER IN IT'S EXTREMELY SHORT LIVED TURQUOISE COLOUR LED ZEPPELIN CREDIT LETTERING SOON CHANGED TO ORANGE-INFACT WITHIN DAYS OF RELEASE THE DECISION WAS MADE FOR THE CHANGE!

HOW MANY WERE PRINTED IS NOT 100% KNOWN FOR SURE BUT ESTIMATIONS GENERALLY SUGGEST 1000-2000 COPIES WERE MADE LIKE THIS! SUCCESS FOR THE ALBUM WASN'T QUITE AS IMMEDIATE AS YOU WOULD EXPECT.IT ONLY BEGAN TO SELL IN EPIC QUANTITIES AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS AND BY THAT TIME THE EARLIEST PRESSING VARIATIONS OF PUBLISHING LABEL CREDITS AND COVER COLOUR WERE LONG GONE!

THE MAJORITY OF COPIES THAT SURVIVE 51 YEARS LATER IN ANY DECENT CONDITION PROBABLY AMOUNT TO A FEW HUNDRED AND MOST OF THOSE ARE SAFELY IN THE HANDS OF PRIVATE COLLECTORS RELUCTANT TO EVER SELL!

THIS COPY WAS BOUGHT WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE BY THE ONE PREVIOUS OWNER WHO SAW THEM PERFORM MOST OF THE TRACKS FROM IT AT A MODEST SIZED LONDON VENUE,BUYING THE ALBUM AFTER BEING IMPRESSED.NOW ALTHOUGH THIS HAS HAD A NUMBER OF PLAYS SINCE THEN WITH A FEW SOUND "FAULTS" THAT ARE FULLY DESCRIBED BELOW,IT HAS ONLY BEEN PLAYED ON EXCELLENT EQUIPMENT AND TREASURE-NOT TRASHED AND THRASHED-NEVER LOANED OUT AND KEPT AWAY FROM STRONG LIGHT AND HEAT.THE PREVIOUS OWNER WAS NOT A SMOKER SO NO HORRIBLE "SMOKE STINK" AND NO "DAMP SMELL" THAT OFTEN PERMUTATES OLD ALBUM COVERS! IN MORE RECENT YEARS,A LATER REPRESSING HAS BEEN THE OWNER'S "PLAY COPY" AND AS SUCH THIS ORIGINAL HAS BEEN KEPT UNPLAYED FOR SEVERAL DECADES AND RETAINS GENERALLY GREAT SOUND.NOW ALTHOUGH THE COVER DOES HAVE SOME CREASES,IT IS VERY PRESENTABLE INDEED, A VERY WORTHY AND ESSENTIAL ADDITION TO ANY SERIOUS COLLECTION OF FIRST PRESSINGS OF GREAT ROCK ALBUMS.

OTHER SELLERS WILL STATE A GENERAL GRADING,SOME WILL JUST STATE "GOOD FOR IT'S AGE" OR JUST A VISUAL GRADE.NOT WITH ME SO PLEASE READ ON!

BASED ON MY LONG TERM 34 YEARS AS A DEALER EXPERIENCES AND OVER 18 OF THOSE AS A MAJOR SELLER ON EBAY,YOU WILL NOW READ AN HONEST AND CAREFULLY CHECKED COPY THAT WILL HOPEFULLY COVER ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DECIDING TO BID ON THIS ONCE IN A BLUE MOON OPPORTUNITY! 

HAVING CONSIDERED VERY CAREFULLY,THE DISC IS SERIOUSLY AND STRICTLY GRADED AS VERY GOOD+++++++++++ CONDITION ALTHOUGH WOULD PROBABLY BE ACCEPTED BY THE MAJORITY OF COLLECTORS AS NEAR EXCELLENT CONDITION HOWEVER I NEVER KNOWINGLY OVER GRADE.

CHECK OUT MY 26,000 FEEDBACK FOR PROOF OF THIS.

THE MAIN REASON FOR THE VERY GOOD+++++++++++ GRADING IS A TINY MARK WHICH PRODUCES A CLICK FOR APPROX 25 SECONDS JUST AFTER THE START OF THE SECOND TRACK:"BABE I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU".ALTHOUGH IT CAN BE HEARD,IT IS NOT TOO OBTRUSIVE AND IS SOON "OUT OF THE WAY" AS THE SONG REALLY KICKS IN.

THE START OF SIDE 2 HAS SURFACE NOISE FOR ABOUT THE FIRST 45 SECONDS WHICH MAY BE REDUCED WITH A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING MACHINE. I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT SUCH DEVICES AND AS SUCH HAVE NOT USED ONE ON THIS RARE RECORD.

THE JET BLACK SURFACES HAVE A LOVELY GLEAM TO THEM AND ARE NOT "DULL" OR SCUFFED AS WITH MANY LPs OF THIS AGE. THERE ARE SOME FAINT AND SMALL HAIRLINE COVER REMOVAL TYPE MARKS UNDER VERY STRONG LIGHT BUT THIS IS MINIMAL.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF TINY MARKS ON SIDE TWO WITH SOME ISOLATED POPS TOWARDS THE "BLACK MOUNTAIN RIDE" AT HIGH VOLUME.

A LITTLE SURFACE CRACKLE CAN BE HEARD AT HIGH VOLUME DURING OTHER QUIETER PASSAGES AND THE ODD ISOLATED POP ELSEWHERE HOWEVER MOST OF THE DISC HAS VERY CLEAR SOUND INDEED WITH NO SERIOUS MAJOR DISTORTION,NO LOUD CLICKS AND OF COURSE NO STICKS AND NO JUMPS/SKIPS.LOTS OF BASS AND A WARMTH AND DEPTH THAT IS LACKING ON SUBSEQUENT PRESSINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PRODUCED.

I HAVE LISTENED TO IT FOUR TIMES OVER A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE LISTING TO BE SURE I DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING ON DECENT EQUIPMENT WITH THE TREBLE FULL ON AND NO FILTERING TO HEAR ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DESCRIBED.

NO,IT IS POSSIBLY NOT THE BEST EVER COPY YOU MAY FIND BUT IT'S STILL A REALLY DECENT ONE AND IF YOU CAN ACCEPT THE 30 SECOND CLICK ON THE 2ND TRACK AS MANY I AM SURE WOULD,THEN THIS WILL BE A HIGHLIGHT IN YOUR COLLECTION. 

PLEASE EXAMINE THE CLOSE UP PHOTOS OF THE LABELS WHICH ARE FREE OF ANY WRITING,RIPS,FADING OR SIGNIFICANT STAINING.SOME SPLINDLE LINES AND A LITTLE SPINDLE WEAR-I DO NOT "TOUCH IN" OR "INK IN" LIKE SOME SELLERS!

THERE IS SOME VERY SLIGHT STAINING SPOTS UNDER STRONG LIGHT BUT THIS IS MINIMAL AND OF COURSE THEY SHOW THE EARLIEST "SUPERHYPE" AND "JEWEL" PUBLISHING CREDITS CHANGED WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF ISSUE.

HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL POLYLINED INNER SLEEVE WITH THE "PLASTIC BAGS CAN BE DANGEROUS" WORDING AND IT'S LINING IS STILL ATTACHED. AN ADDITIONAL POLYLINED INNER WILL BE PROVIDED.

 THE FULLY LAMINATED COVER HAS A NUMBER OF CREASES BUT THERE IS NO WRITING,RIPS,SPLITS OR REPAIRS! THERE IS NO MAJOR STAINING! YES THERE IS SOME BUT THIS IS NOTHING MAJOR AND AGAIN I WOULD SAY BETTER THAN MOST THAT TURN UP!  PLEASE SEE ALL THE PHOTOS SHOWING THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE COVER AND BOTH LABELS! NOTHING TO HIDE! PLEASE ZOOM IN AND SEE EVERY POSSIBLE DETAIL!

THE STARTING PRICE OF £600 IS ACTING AS THE RESERVE WITH NO OFFERS ALTHOUGH BE PREPARED FOR LAST MINUTE BIDDING AS SO OFTEN THE CASE.

THERE IS NO BUY IT NOW OPTION ON THIS RECORD.

THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAS BEEN CONSIDERING THE AUCTION FOR MANY MONTHS AND IT HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY DECISION.AS A VALUED CUSTOMER,I HAVE OFFERED TO TAKE CARE OF THIS AUCTION ON HIS BEHALF.

THE DISC WILL ONLY BE SENT SPECIAL DELIVERY OR INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR ALTHOUGH PERSONAL COLLECTION IS WELCOME FROM MY SHOP IN NORWICH AT A MUTUALLY CONVENIENT TIME.

MY PACKING WILL BE SOLID WITH THICK CARD AND AN ADDITIONAL RECORD EITHER SIDE TO ALLOW FOR SAFE ARRIVAL.SEE MY FEEDBACK FOR MANY GREAT COMMENTS!

I REGRET THAT I WILL NOT POST TO THIS RECORD TO MEXICO OR BRAZIL DUE TO THE RISKS OF LOSS IN THOSE COUNTRIES ERRATIC POSTAL SYSTEM.

BIDDERS WITH NO FEEDBACK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BID.

THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED FOR ANY QUESTIONS BUT DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME VIA EBAY MESSAGES AND I WILL REPLY AS SOON AS I CAN.

Over the years I have helped to add to the collections of many  collectors and given my experience, I am aware of the titles that are GENUINE RARE ITEMS.

Now of course for those who are"chained"to the record collector price guide books,for whom I am one of the main consultants, the prices are still a SUGGESTION and as we all know ACTUAL prices SOLD can vary.

The sellers on ebay who continually put"listed"or "list price"on everything should be aware of this!!!!     

This is my honest grading!!!

Please see my listening policy below. 

I test on a lightweight pickup of approx 2 grammes and listen with the treble full on and no filtering or mono switch used.As both a collector and dealer,I AM VERY STRICT ON GRADING but DO CHECKOUT MY FEEDBACK FOR GRADING PROOF!!!!  

Checkout my  feedback of over 26,000 comments of my standards and service many from some of the world's most respected collectors and dealers.Always adding quality Records, cd's and related items to ebay several times a week. Customers from all over the world regard my ebay selections as the #1 for QUALITY,VARIETY AND SERVICE.

UK Customers are very welcome to collect ebay winnings by prior email  arrangement.OVER 18 years on ebay  and many more before as a keen collector! Thanks for looking and good luck.

OTHER STYLES OF MUSIC ON EBAY FROM ME-SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE-LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!!

MORE DIFFERENT LPs,EPs AND 45s FROM ME EVERY WEEK ON EBAY FOR AUCTION AND MANY AT LOW,REALISTIC BUY IT NOW PRICES!

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE VERY FIRST EVER UK PRESSING OF THIS MAGNIFICENT ALBUM! GOOD LUCK!