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I've collected 50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre - Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!! Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completely trashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided to offer them to all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid gold music history out there!!! Make no mistake, I'll try my best to consistently offer some of the VERY BEST records available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only ever offer THE BEST, MOST AMAZING, MOST IMPORTANT, VERY RAREST UK 1ST PRESS ORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDS I've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2nd pressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP, direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued, remixed rubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these session men really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
I try to be one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonically using the UK RRPG standards as customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!
I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!
Title : The Beatles - The White Album
Label & year : Original Apple PMC 7067 / 7068 LP , UK Mono (No. 0001207) 1968 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : XEX 709-1 (6 GGL) , Side B : XEX 710-1 (3 GAL) , Side C : XEX 711-1 (1 G) , Side D : XEX 712-2 (1 G)
Musicians : John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and George Martin (Producer)
AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF BEATLES HISTORY, AN UNBELIEVABLY LOW NUMBERED DAY OF RELEASE MONO EDITION OF THIS ICONIC 1ST PRESS CLASSIC!!! NEVER EVER TURNS UP AS EARLY AS THIS - A TRUE ONE OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN INCREDIBLE UNIQUE PIECE OF TRUE ROCK HISTORY!!!
AND IF THAT WASNâ€™T ENOUGH, THE VINYL IS TRULY AWESOME WITH FANTASTIC SOUND AND EARLIEST POSSIBLE 1G STAMPERS ON SIDES 3 AND 4!!! AND THE PHENOMENALLY LOW NUMBERED SLEEVE IS MADE ALL THE MORE REMARKABLE CONSIDERING THIS LP SOLD OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES IN IT'S FIRST WEEK OF SALE ALONE!!! (RINGOâ€™S NUMBER 1 EDITION RECENTLY SOLD FOR $790,000!!! HEARD A RUMOUR (JUST A RUMOUR) JOHNâ€™S EX WON - THOSE WARRING FAMILIES... ;)
Not only does the sleeve have an OUTRAGEOUSLY low number, this is also a truly MAGNIFICENT 100% complete example with ALL 4 photos, spacer, poster, and both black unsplit inners in AWESOME condition!!! AND if that wasn't enough, the audio is also truly FANTASTIC too!!! An absolute joy to hear!!! THE INCREDIBLE MONO MIX!!! EASILY the rarest of the two mixes, and the ONLY way to listen to this classic LP the way it was intended to be heard!!! Do not miss out on this one off opportunity to own this iconic piece of rock history - bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1968 UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
The LP :
Classic UK 1st Press "Sold In UK" Apple labels!!! All sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this hasn't much play over the years at all!!! FANTASTIC for a 48 year old record!!! All must grade overall at least as Very Good++++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1968 UK 1st Press Vinyls!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if they were just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, they look GREAT with NO really nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just some light wispy sleeve traces, a few mild hairlines and age marks, and just a small amount of cosmetic non-sounding and unfeelable scuffs (only visible in direct angled light) mostly caused from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes really interfere with play AT ALL thanks to the deeply pressed quality!!! BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Both must grade overall at the very least as Very Good minus!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, sticks OR skips!!! Only like nearly ALL records has a few light ticks here and there on rare occasions with just a small amount of clicks at the start of Revolution 9, and just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does mostly play with a CD-like near black silence, but with that depth, bass, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN most of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly as Excellent (1,2 and 3) and Very Good++++ (4)!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original UK 1st press top-loading numbered (0001207) laminated gatefold G&L sleeve complete with original unsplit black inners, all 4 photos, spacer and poster (all in absolutely fantastic condition with only minimal ageing)!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is aged but NOT too bad considering the unbelievably low number and nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO writing, NO graffiti, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a some usual signs of ageing such a small amount of light creases and a touch of a record imprint, some obvious creaming to the colour (notorious for this sleeve) and what looks like some minor horizontal tape remains near the top and bottom of the front (record label promo sheet remains? should clean up with the right care), a little rubbing/whitening to part of the seams and a tear at the top of the spine which goes a little over a third of the way down (itâ€™s the only thing which stops me grading this any higher, only on the outside layer of the spine - inside layer is fine), some other general signs of ageing here and there but nothing too drastic in terms of itâ€™s nature, some denting/rounding to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to knock it down by listing all the possible negatives I can find, but this is a GREAT sleeve and still a TRUE rarity to find one as good and IMPOSSIBLE to find one as early as this - most have been virtually destroyed and are very often just about being held together by tape, but not this one!!! It remains structurally strong, solid, and a unique piece of rock history!!! Must grade overall at least as Fair++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A OUTRAGEOUSLY EARLY example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic Mono 1st Press LP with PHENOMENALLY LOW NUMBERED sleeve and complete AWESOME inserts and audio!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS UNIQUE AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
Please take a look at all my other auctions for many other ultra rare classic LPs, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders) will be Â£4.49 for the first item, Â£3.00 for every item after that. International buyers, postage is Â£8.99 for the first item, Â£3.00 for every item after that. Contact is expected to be made within 3 days, and payment usually expected within 7 days of the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over the item and it may be relisted e.t.c. UK bidders, I accept paypal or postal orders. I will reluctantly accept cheques, although they will take at least a week to clear. That is why I prefer the other methods, as it means I can get your item to you faster. International bidders, I can only accept Paypal, IMO, or Bank Transfer! I only accept Â£s. Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness or glare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.
All my auctions start from a bare minimum price, so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
Please check my other auctions for many more of the rarest, most awesome Vinyl Record items ever!!!
Thanks for your time, happy bidding!