Attention Latin Lovers: Offered here is a collection of well cared for Latin Salsa Afro Cuban, Mambo, etc LP’s, from serious fan and collector. Original owner is both a local DJ, and in the past promoted both jazz and Latin shows in the Bay Area.
99% will be offered with no reserve. Please read the directions for paying on multiple orders. Pretty-please!
Thanks and good luck bidding.
TITLE: Ismael Rivera Soy Feliz Vaya Salsa Latin LP VS-35 Montuno “Sterling” stamps.
CAT # 35
Country of Origin: USA
Condition of LP
Side 1 NM- fainest sleeve marks, date and name written on label.
Side 2 Same as side 1.
Cover EX very clean and tight, just some corner and edge wear.
I package professionally, and ship items promptly, in sturdy record mailers.
All LP's are placed outside of outer jackets and inside plastic mylar outer sleeves to prevent seam splitting.
About My Grading system: Essentially Goldmine standards.
Mint records are new, unplayed, and records must be top-notch to receive that grade, with no scratches or marks on the vinyl.
NM- records are nearly perfect, with the slightest signs of use (no scratches).
My EX+ records are essentially clean and free of defects besides perhaps come slight sleeve marks, or 1 or 2 small light marks that prevent the LP from being truly NM-.
VG+ LP’s may have a few more light hairline scratches that DNAP.
Mint (M) Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed (SS).
Near Mint (NM -) 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. 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.
Excellent Plus (EX+/-) Some light paper scuffs and perhaps 1 or 2 minimal small light scratches. In general, if not for a couple minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus-Plus (EX) record highly acceptable.
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".
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.
WHEN YOU PAY?
Buying 1 LP in the USA, feel free to pay for the LP plus $5.00 rate for media mail.
However, if you are buying multiple LP’s or are bidding from outside the USA- Please wait and follow the directions below.
Multiple purchases can be combined for shipping. Please contact me if you are bidding on multiple items and wish to wait before shipment. I will hold your order until you are ready. If you have won more than 1 LP or are bidding from outside the USA- PLEASE WAIT for an invoice.
SAMPLE of BASIC SHIPPING RATES
In general shipping within USA via media mail with delivery confirmation: 1 LP = $5.00
OVERSEAS SHIPPING: International shipping from the USA has increased greatly in the last year. Use the USPS Shipping calculator for an estimate of shipping to your country. Prices start at $24.50 for packages weighing up to 2 pounds. A 2 pound 8 ounce package costs $39.00. I don’t like it any more than you do, but I don’t set these prices. If you can’t handle them, do us both a favor and don’t bid from overseas, or find a person to receive them in the USA for you. I have shipped many of these like this in the past year.
I will only charge the actual price for shipping.