'ITS THE VINYL COUNTDOWN'
Welcome to 'Its the vinyl countdown' music auctions. Here you will find some of the most incredible rare records and music memorabilia for your collection. We pride ourselves on auctioning only the highest grade records and items, you will not see anything listed here below EX+ condition, unles the item is extremely rare. You will not see worn covers, warped records or scratched records. We simply do not bother with them.
We list in many cases, 'Archived' & 'mint' condition items, we are able to source from private collections all over the UK. So we hope you can be put at ease that what you are bidding on is of the highest quality.
We play through most of the records, unless the item is clearly mint, or sealed..in which case we don't play them, thus maintaining their 'unplayed' status! Obviously with some of these rare items there will be the odd 'anomoly' along the way , the odd little static pop or lead in 'sizzle' for a split second.. nothing is perfect we find! all systems differ, but we aim to describe these as accurately as possible for you.... PLEASE ENJOY THIS ITEM YOU ARE NOW LOOKING AT..
'HOUSES OF THE HOLY'
WITH THE ORIGINAL OBI STRIP!!
IMMACULATE ARCHIVED EARLIEST A2 B2 1973 PRESS
EARLIEST INNER SLEEVE AND GATEFOLD SLEEVE
VERY FEW PLAYS - AND SUPERB PLAY CONDITION THROUGHOUT
Label ATLANTIC K 50014
Matrix K 50014 A2 Stamper: D 30 STERLING
K 50014 B2 Stamper: C 7 STERLING
THE VINYL MINT- INCREDIBLE CONDITION
As you can see, this vinyl is the EARLIEST A2 B2 STAMPED MATRIX pressing with the original labels..- Stored from new this LP has seen possibly a handful of VERY CAREFUL plays only, and remains in pristine condition everywhere. THE VINYL REALLY IS QUITE SUPERB.
This pressing is a superb vinyl which has retained its amazing glossy sheen and finish. There is virtually no dulling anywhere and overall it is in incredible condition for an LP of this age. The edges are silky smooth, typical of these vintage pressings. We are seing fewer and fewer copies of this LP, so rarely do we see a copy at all, let alone like this.
There are a couple of light spider lines around the centre hole, and no wear to the spindle hole whatsoever.
There are a few whisp lines, a couple of the lightest of hairlines and thats it- nothing else! Clearly this LP has been archived for many many years, a few little dust specs are on the vinyl when we slid it for checking..IT REMAINS IN ASTONISHING CONDITION.
On playing through we heard nothing bar the tiniest of lead in static in the dead grooves & leading into the opening track of each side....some light static in a few spots during play..but overall this is easily as clean a copy as we have heard.
The quiet passages sound really superb..AS GOOD A COPY AS WE HAVE EVER AUCTIONED!
OVERALL THIS IS SIMPLY A MUST FOR ANY FINAL UPGRADE COLLECTION. YOU WILL NOT SEE BETTER.
THE LABELS MINT-
THE SLEEVE MINT- INCREDIBLE SLEEVE!!!!
Correct MATT GATEFOLD UK issued sleeve - WITH TEXTURED INNER SLEEVE
AND THE ORIGINAL OBI IS STILL HWERE- AND UNTORN, DAMAGED OR DISCOLOURED- AMAZING!
PRINTER CREDITS - MacNEILL PRESS
This is the first sleeve with superb wide spine and matt finish, later copies were glossy finish thin spine..
This is in SUPERB condition
ALL THE INK IS PRISTINE WITH NO WHITE RUB ANYWHERE!
The edges have just the odd TINY spot of rub on the edges!
No ringwear - no press of any note
The open edge remains sharp condition -STUNNING
SOME LIGHT TIP RUB
the spine is superb, has no rub or squash - WONDERFUL LIKE NEW
NO SPIDER LINES OR WHITE RUB!!!
The inside gatefold is pristine.
EASILY THE BEST SLEEVE YOU COULD HOPE TO BID FOR!!!!!
THE INNER SLEEVE EX+
CARD TEXTURED LYRIC INNER..IMMACULATE LIKE NEW, NO WEAR SPLITS OR CREASES, SOME VERY LIGHT SPOTS OF DISCOLOUR
OBI STRIP- MINT-
Yes it is here! genuine, and oh so hard to find!! - this one is as good as it gets, has the correct UK wording, no discolour of any note, and still completely sealed anad stuck with the original glue all round. No tears or feathering anywhere - finding this is becoming impossible in any condition, let alone as SUPERB as this..
Don't forget we offer big postage discounts on multi wins..the more LPs you win, the cheaper the postage works out for you worldwide- Up to 2 kilos or 5 LPs, after which we will send your wins in more than one parcel..ALL very well protected in mailers, stiffeners, plenty of tape & protection, then 'signed delivered' to your door- and to date we have nad NO damaged items! ;0)
We hope you enjoy looking at this item, and good luck if you decide to bid for it...We can safely say you will not be dissapointed- If you need to know anyting else, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
All our items are sent 'signed delivery' tracked to your door, (we have never had an item go missing anywhere in the world!) for peace of mind for both you and us! All items are sent in strong protective mailer boxes and stiffeners. With over 28 years in mail order and the music industry 'worldwide' we pride ourselves on the fact you can bid safely on all our items, and knowing you are being dealt with by professionals.