THE HONEYDEW 1st LP 1970 ARGO 1st MINT TEST PRESS ACID FOLK PSYCH RARITY - rare vinyl collector item


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THE HONEYDEW 1st LP 1970 ARGO 1st! MINT!! TEST PRESS!! ACID FOLK PSYCH RARITY!!

THE HONEYDEW 1st LP 1970 ARGO 1st MINT TEST PRESS ACID FOLK PSYCH RARITY
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#26774
Ebay Item #
332628533439
Sold Price
$468.05
Bids
16
Auction End date
23 Apr 2018
Seller Location
Clifton, Bedfordshire

Item Description

On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by The Honeydew called "The Honeydew"and is an ORIGINAL 1970 UK 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Argo label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST LPs ON THE ARGO LABEL (AND ONE OF THE ALL TIME RAREST ACID FOLK PSYCH LPs EVER!) - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!!BACK IN 1970 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED - IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS, AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! THIS LP IS MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT IS AN ULTRA RARE 1ST PRESS 'PRE-RELEASE' TEST PRESSING!!!!
INCREDIBLY, THIS LP IS ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE!!!! IT COMES FROM AN ARCHIVE (WITH 2 DIFFERENT ARCHIVE STICKERS ON THE REVERSE OF THE 'TEST PRESS' FLIPBACK COVER!), WHERE IT WAS SENT DIRECTLY FROM THE FACTORY IN 1970!!!! AND CLEARLY THIS WAS A 'REJECTED' TEST PRESSING (WAY BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE!) - AS IT HAS DIFFERENT MATRIXES TO THE RELEASED VERSION!!!! THE RELEASED VERSION HAD 2/3 MATRIXES, WHEREAS THIS TEST PRESSING HAS 2/2 MATRIXES INSTEAD!!!! THERE IS ALSO A NOTATION ON THE COVER BACK WHICH SAYS:- 'FINAL MIX SIDE 1' AND 'NOT SIDE 2'. THIS NOTE CERTAINLY SUGGESTS THAT ONE SIDE OF THE VINYL WAS FINISHED - WHEREAS SIDE 2 (WITH THE UNRELEASED '2' MATRIX!) NEEDED MORE WORK (EITHER RE-RECORDING, OR MIXING!)!!!! SO THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER MADE, AND IS ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1970 UK 1ST PRESSING (PRE-RELEASE 'TEST PRESSING'!) ON THE 1ST PRESS 'TEST PRESS' ARGO LABEL, UNRELEASED 2/2 MATRIX ENDINGS, AND 1ST PRESS FLIPBACK WHITE 'TEST PRESS' COVER (THIS 'TEST PRESSING WAS OBVIOUSLY MADE WELL BEFORE THE STOCK COVERS WERE EVER MADE!)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Argo UK 1stPressing from 1970 and is in AWESOME condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is ZFB 15 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Argo label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1stPressing (there were NO Monos!)!!!

Therecord labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO stickers, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is in AWESOME condition!!!! Most of these 60s/70s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, only 2 or 3 absolutely ULTRA light TINY surface traces, and only a VERY few of the lightestpaper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND LOOKS AMAZING!!!! It is alsogreat to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLYas the visual with NO pops, NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The record must grade MINT(Minus)!!!! AWESOME RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press Flipback 'Test Press' White Cover isin absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear, NO rips, NO tears, barely ANY creases AT ALL (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), and NO splits!!!! The opening edge isbeautifully straight withbarely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the back of the coveris in BRILLIANT condition withNO grubbyness, barely ANY yellowing AT ALL, NO sticker marks, NO sticker tears, and VERY nice flipbacks!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLETO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLEOPPORTUNITY!!!!
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1970 UK 1STPRESSING (TEST PRESSING!) OF "THE HONEYDEW" BY THE HONEY DEW, IN AWESOME CONDITION!!!! Dontforgetto take a look at allmy other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!


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