LED ZEPPELIN 1 Mega Rare TEST PRESSING Atlantic 1969 Authentic Excellent - rare vinyl collector item

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LED ZEPPELIN 1 Mega Rare TEST PRESSING Atlantic 1969 Authentic!! Excellent

LED ZEPPELIN 1 Mega Rare TEST PRESSING Atlantic 1969 Authentic Excellent
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Auction End date
10 Feb 2014
Seller Location
Bronxville, New York

Item Description

This is the holy grail of Zeppelin collecting. It is the advanced test pressing made by Atlantic records before the album came out. These advanced test pressings were sent out to major promotional outlets, this one sent to a major radio station. They were sent out in plain white covers. This has the correct matrix numbers for a first pressing of Led Zeppelin I. So this is from the 1st batch of copies pressed from those masters. Wow.

The labels are type written with the song titles. You can see the original test pressing label underneath these type written Atlantic labels.

The vinyl is in amazing condition. There are some gentle paper wear, very light, not deep, from the record being taken in and out of the paper sleeve. There are a few other very light marks but none of them deep whatsoever. Considering the age, and how this was handled by radio station people, who usually destroy everything, this is an amazing artifact.

I've been a serious record collector for almost 35 years, and this has been one of my more prized items. I am offering it for sale, but I will not let it go cheap, sorry. In 2012 a copy sold on ebay for $3500 according to popsike. popsike.com/LED-ZEPPELIN-LED-ZEPPELIN-1-ULTRA-RARE-ORIGINAL-ATLANTIC-TEST-PRESSING-LP/281009362665.html

This one is is BETTER shape than the one that sold for that much, and my reserve is MUCH less than $3500. And dealers, my reserve is low enough to leave lots of room for profit if you are looking to flip it.

Naturally I will only ship this registered overnight mail, so shipping will be expensive. With an item as historically important as this, you cannot afford to take chances with it being damaged in shipment.

This will be a prized cornerstone item for any serious Zeppelin collection.