I have much more I will be offering the next few monthsincluding as always some top rarities in choice condition on such labels as Harvest, Marmalade, Neon, Vertigo, B&C/Charisma, Dandelion, Deram, Polydor, Pegasus, Philips, Blue Horizon, Transatlantic, Virgin/Caroline etc. Please be patient and keep watching as it takes time when available to go through various sections of my collection and in some areas I've barely scratched the surface of what I'll be offering.
ATTENTION TO ALL EBAYERS--PLEASE TAKE NOTE: After much consideration and frustration on my part to not serve you betterby getting more listings up regularly each week I will be implementing a new policy as of September 9, 2012.Rest assured that thiswill inno way affect my overall standards of service, nor the quality of what I offer. Basically I will be dropping some of the details below in what has been my routinely elaborate individual item descriptions,IF the items are not deemed by me to be bigger ticket potential ie. $100.00 + LPs. With up to 12 pictures much of this information should be self evident anywayby carefully viewing all of them. For top rarities I offer that should sell for multiple hundreds or even $1,000.00 + (even in the currently weak worldwideeconomy), I will continue to provide the same more elaborate descriptions that I always have, bothsupplemented and verified with up to 12 photos each that are always of the exact items I'm offering for sale as anyone who has purchased from me before has experienced. If you have any specific questions about any item that's not self evident, then feel free to contact me and I will respond ASAP. Needless to say my feedback speaks for itself! For those of you who have left it (which is the vast majority of you), I appreciate your continued support of myself as primarily a seller,as well asthe overall Ebay communityat large to continue making it a betterand more reliable experience for everyone. For the few that continue to not leave feedback despite multiple purchases from me in the past I will no longer be leaving feedback in advance for you as I've continued to do for everyone before including all brand new customers.Naturally ifanyone's dis-satisfied for some reason I want to know about it so I can potentially make it right if at all possible.
Welcome Back Rare Vinyl Fans & Fiends Alike.
HERE youwill often FIND offered BETTERCONDITION RECORDS than many other
(visually graded only)sources offer,WHICH AREFREQUENTLYTOP COPIES&VIRTUALLY new orLIKE-NEW
and unplayed or played very few times,AND/ORTHEBEST COPIES POSSIBLEof many choice records.
Purchased: USED. Superb sole release by this excellent melodic jamming jazzy progressive guitars/keyboards/winds quartet. It's really hard to believe that this band didn't make at least 1 more LP! However some of them contributed to other fine LPs by Paul Brett etc. Yet more always uncompromising experimental improvisational recordings by this/these fine progressive/psychedelic rock zone troopers. Once again this player/these players demonstrate a unique affinity and collective mindset for producing such telepathic improvisation. It doesn't always work well but when it does like here it's absolutely glorious! Worth the price of admission for those who are experimentally inclined and not uptight or inclined to become prejudicially divided (as all of us need to be unified worldwide to stave off the stifling New World Order and their tyrannical diabolical aspirations to enslave us all). Beware and please don't be too square! Cheers for the UK Brexit vote to leave the European Union!!
Cover Condition: EX- gate-fold with surprisingly NO surface wear or ring-wear although plenty of surface smudging from finger handling (which is common for any flat black cover). There is significant edge & some corner rub-off/wear. Inner gate-fold is gorgeous NM.
Inner Sleeve: Original white paper sleeve? replaced with a sheer plastic lined poly-bag labeled Record Rescue (courtesy of an old contact in Denver who cleaned many records for me on a Keith Monks machine) to protect the pristine vinyl.
Record Condition:Looks EX(-) with relatively limited hairlines, some sleeve wear including a little mottled section on part of track A1 which does nothing to the audio fidelity & actually plays Archive Stone Mint after I just cleaned it on a VPI HW-17! No upgrade realistically required or desired unless you want one that looks Mint also! Impossible to improve upon for fidelity though because this copy does play virtually flawlessly I found out when I recorded it to a cdr on January 10th, 2016 along with Marsupilami which was/is a record I'm much more familiar with musically! Update: In reviewing my cdr today on 1/16/16 to notate the track times for it I did notice a very brief relatively light sounding tick right near the beginning of track B3 in the vocal segment which sounds for about 6-8 revolutions just before the music kicks in loudly. I played this at most 3-4 times over close to 4 decades & FYI I hadn't played it for well over a decade since I moved from WPB to Lakemont. This is excellent music here featured in an intimate musical setting providing some cosmic sounds that can send one into the stratosphere if they're ready, willing and able! So now it's your move!
Label Condition: A=M with no spindle marks, whereas B=EX(+) with 3 stray spindle marks including one long one that can be seen well on 1 of the matrix # photos.
Matrix #'s: see photos/on request.
PAYMENT is expected within 1 week unlessyou're confirmed bidding on other items. Combined shipping is available for multiple purchases up toa 2 week durationcounting from the day of the first winning bid and/or confirmed purchase (if Buy it Now) made by any buyer.All orders will be shipped within 1 week of payment with records removed from sleeves (unless SS) to prevent any cover seams from splitting.
Please understand that all orders will be expertly boxed with care and shipped promptly,but I cannot and will not be held responsible for anything lost or damaged in transit.Consequently insurance is strongly recommended for allUS winners. Payment is Pay Pal only for all foreign buyers and insurance is unavailable as it is too expensive. Once again, I cannot and will not be held responsible for any item(s)lost ordamaged in transit due to careless handling by the USPS or foreign postal services. Any/All buyers outside of the U.S. hereby agree to accept full responsibility for any loss or damageto/for any item sent, and furthermore accept that the seller, myself, will not be held liable or responsible for any refund or further recourse for recovery of the lost or damaged item(s). THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING & INTEREST AND GOOD LUCK BIDDING!!
INVOICES: It is not my policy to send out invoices unless or until requested. This is because I don't want to rush people to pay in case they're wanting to potentially win another item or items and take full advantage of my combined shipping offer. I can't predict what else someone might want to bid on and I don't necessarily know from one week to the next what I'm going to list for sale from my collection. However if you don't want to wait then feel free to pay for your item(s) won at any time. All information is in my listings for the proper shipping costs depending upon where you are located. If you're not sure then please e-mail me for confirmation and I will gladly send you an invoice. Please do not abuse my grace period for paying within 2 weeks or just let me know if you're having a problem so we can work it out. I'm friendly and understanding and THANK-YOU FOR BEING CONSIDERATE! However, I reserve the right to either re-listany item or offer it to the runner up bidder if you don't pay for it within the allotted time period and play by the rules.If that happensthen I will not allow you to bid in future auctions of mine.
SHIPPING & HANDLING RATES: Please note that as of today 26th February 2012, I've lowered the price of additional single LPs for media mail for U.S. customers to $1.50 instead of $2.00 for up to 6 albums total, per my attempts to keep it closer to actual costs of mailing. Remember that gate-folds usually weigh more so I've tried to establish a medium based on that.
RATES UPDATE-as of June 2013: Since the January 27th U.S. postal rates increases some foreign buyers have automatically been sending me $24.15 in checkout (despite my posted $19.00 rate) which I thank you all for as that's frequently been my exact cost to ship one LP double boxed. However when I've used 2 boxes recently (a regular size/weight box I use for all domestic shipping packed like it's ready to ship by itself inserted with bubble wrap taped surrounding it within a larger much heavier cardboard outer box) it's actually been costing me $26.00 more often than $24.15(regardless of gate-fold or not), thus my additions to the rates. Please remember again that I'm paying for all of my packing materials which are factored in accordingly as already noted below. It's your call!
1.Continental U.S.A.-1 LP is $10.40 for Priority + $1.25 each additional LP OR $4.00 for Media mail + additional single LPs are $1.50 each up to 6 total. More than 6 may require an adjustment.
2.Alaska, Hawaii & Canada are $13.00 for 1st LP Airmail and $5.00 for each additional single album up to 5 total.
3.Mexico & South America are $15.00 for 1st LP Airmail and $4.00 for each additional up to 5 total.
4.Europe is $19.00 OR $27.00 (IF record sells for $100.00-150.00 or more AND BUYER OPTS FOR DOUBLE BOX PACKING including outer heavy cardboard over-sized box) for 1st LP Airmail and $5.00 for each additional up to 5 total.
5.Japan, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Korea, Russiaand United Kingdom are $19.00 OR $27.00 (see above) for 1st LP Airmail and $5.00 for each additional up to 5 total.
6.Africa and Middle East are $20.00 OR 28.00 (see above) for 1st LP Airmail and $5.00 for each additional up to 5 total.
ATTENTION FOR ALL FOREIGN BUYERS: For a few international buyers lately who have purchased6 or moreLPs for combined shipping the above rates I list have been inadequate to cover my shipping costs because more than 4 additional LPs can push the weight to over 4 pounds into a higher shipping cost category. So for now please ask for a shipping quote if you're buying more than 4-5 LPs. Rest assured that as always I will strive to offer all customers the best rates possible to save them money and be as close to the actual shipping costs for their item(s) as possible within reason. Please understand that LPS, their covers (gate-fold or non-gate-fold), boxes and packing materials utilized can vary somewhat in their respective weights so with all of my posted rates I try and set averages that are appropriate to generally cover my costs and be close to yours also. Thanks once again for your understanding in my efforts to serve you all to the best of my ability.
PLEASE NOTE: Rest assured that I only charge to basically cover my costs and all of my shipping supplies and handling time to pack are factored in & included already with no additional charges added on to pad theactual sales prices. I strive to satisfy and attain your 100% satisfaction as well as retain my 100% feedback rating!
INSURANCE FOR CUSTOMERS LOCATED IN THE U.S.
Fee:$1.95$0.01 up to $50.00
$2.45 $50.01 to $100.00
$3.05$100.01 to $200.00
$5.10 $200.01 to $300.00
$5.10 plus $1.15 per $100. or fraction thereof over $300. up to $5,000.00 maximum liability.
PLEASE NOTE: These rates mayneed to be updated.
THIS IS A PET& SMOKE-FREE HOUSEHOLD!
THERE'S NO RESERVE...SO PLEASEBID WITH CONFIDENCE! PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER OFFERINGS.
All records are GUARANTEEDoriginal 1stpressings or 1STYEAR ORIGINALSto the best of my knowledge UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.All records are from my own personal collection where they have been archived and handled with loving care.
MY PRESERVATION POLICYon many records that I revered was simple and I share it with you now so that you understand why you take virtually no risk buying from meprovidingthe albumwas bought new and not used originally.When I'd buya "new"album and it was something I liked a lot and still available (most of my new albums were purchased in the early-mid 1970's!) I'd initially play it between 15-25 times to become familiar with it and then sell it to a friend as a still EX+ well preserved nice copy. (Addingouter & innerplastic sleeves was standard procedure additionally limiting cover wear and/or hairline paper sleeve marks.) Then I'd buy another new copy and in some cases if a particular favorite then yet another, meaning that I only played the 2nd copy (now my 1st) 5-10 times and the 3rd (now my 2nd if I kept 2) once or twice, always initially tapingor nowin more recent yearscurrently burning to disc 1 copywithin the firstcouple of plays thus significantly limiting play to this day on most of my lps. I did/do this with many single copy rarities as well so most play was/is on tapes or cd-rs. I bought a lot of CDs of favorite things also which further helped preserve my vinyl and limit play of much of it. Sometimes I also acquired rare British and Europeanvinyl which I never saw imported in stores and sold new in the United States or Canada from contacts I established through mail correspondence during the 1970's. Idevelopedcontacts in England, France, Germany, Holland & Norway. Be aware that the MAJORITYof albums or occasionally 45's that I listARE FREQUENTLYmy ONLYCOPIES so bid accordingly as you'll not likely see most of them listed by me again.
SO, MOST OF MY ALBUMS ORIGINALLY BOUGHT NEW, STILL ACCURATELY APPEAR VIRTUALLY NEW AND UNPLAYED, AND MOST WERE HONESTLY PLAYEDNO MORETHAN 5-10 TIMES AND OFTEN ONLY TWICE OR THRICE AND ARE STILL NEAR MINT!! WHY TAKE THE RISK & HASSLEWITH RETURNS EVEN IF THEY"RE ACCEPTED. SHOP HERE AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT AND DISAPPOINTMENT FROM YOUR FUTURE E-BAY VINYL TRANSACTIONS NOW!
JULY 16TH, 2017 UPDATE: FROM NOW ON MY ONGOING POLICY AS A 100% CONSCIENTIOUS SELLER IS THAT I WILL GLADLY LEAVE ALL BUYERS POSITIVE FEEDBACK AFTER I HAVE RECEIVED IT FROM THEM FIRST!! I SINCERELY REGRET DOING THIS DUE TO TOO MANY BUYERS HISTORICALLY NOT LEAVING ME POSITIVE FEEDBACK AFTER I'VE LEFT IT FOR THEM, USUALLY WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF SHIPPING OUT THEIR ITEMS! DESPITE THE QUALITY OF SERVICE I PROVIDE & THE GREAT CONDITION ITEMS I SELL IT'S HARD FOR ME TO FATHOM WHY SOME INDIVIDUALS HAVEN'T DONE SO WHEN THEY HAVE UP TO 2 MONTHS TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION!! FOR ALL OF THOSE BUYERS WHO HAVE ROUTINELY SHOWED THEIR APPRECIATION BY LEAVING IT I AM VERY GRATEFUL & I HOPE I CAN SERVE SOME OF YOU AGAIN IN THE FUTURE WITHIN THE SPECTRUM OF MY ONGOING OFFERINGS!! BTW PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WHEN MY TOP SELLER STATUS WAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED BY EBAY IN JUNE FOR NOT GETTING TRACKING UPLOADED SOON ENOUGH ON 8 OF 24 ITEMS DURING THE LAST EVALUATION PERIOD!! 5 OF THOSE WERE FROM 2 BUYERS WHO DID LEAVE ME GLOWING + FEEDBACK & THERE WERE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES ON ALL BUT 2 OF THE 8 THAT CONTRIBUTED TO MY SLIGHT TARDINESS, BUT ALAS MY APPEAL TO EBAY FELL ON DEAF EARS! I TRUST THAT SOON IT WILL BE RESTORED & I HOPE THAT THE DECLINE IN MY SALES SINCE MAY WAS NOT IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS! THANKS TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE REGARDLESS!!