The Carpenters Offering Debut Lp Shrink Deleted Cover Ex/vg A M Soft Psych

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15 Oct 2017
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A M Stereo LP 4205

Scarce Debut with Withdrawn Cover photo. Karen is wearing a nun s habit? Later released as the Ticket To Ride LP. Certainly the most psych album they ever did. Richard sings quite a bit more.


COVER IS IN SHRINK AND EXCELLENT. Cover photo is sharp Almost every copy has some ringwear on the photo. This does not Minor corner wear. Very, very nice

VINYL IS VERY GOOD. Some marks. A fair amount of scuffs.

VINYL PLAYS VERY GOOD PLUS. Some noise at the beginning of Side 2, but most of this plays VG . I played all the way through to guarantee condition.

LABELS: some spindle trails.


SHIPPING RATES all rates include cost of shipping materials :

United States Domestic

Media Mail affordable, but can be slow - especially to the West Coast :

3.95 1st LP, 1.00 each additional LP.

US Priority Mail faster, but pricier :

9.95 1st LP, 2.00 each additional


Canada First Class International

11.95 1st LP, 2.00 each additional

Worldwide First Class International

19.95 1st LP, 3.00 each additional up to 4 total .

For more than four albums, Priority Mail International roughly double the 1st Class Costs or insurance, contact me for specifics.

NOTE: SHIPPING UPGRADES ARE REQUIRED ON ALL INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES OVER 100 Such as Priority with Tracking, Registered, etc. Rates and services vary by country .

Cost of postage includes 1.75 for shipping materials including cardboard mailer and polysleeve . I separate the vinyl from the cover when shipping all opened LP s.

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Record Grading:

MINT 10 Perfect Still sealed albums are presumed MINT, but covers may not be. I will not grade any opened album as mint , since there s obviously been some handling.

NEAR MINT 9.5 ---- Close, but one or two tiny flaws that do not impact play. Vinyl may have a barely visible scuff mark, but no scratches. Label is bright, clean and unmarked. Covers close to perfect with very minor signs of wear or age just becoming evident.

EXCELLENT 9 ----Disc plays near-perfect. There could be scuffs or a hairline scratch or two that does not impact play. Vinyl is bright and shiny. Label is clean and unmarked. Cover may have some slight corner creases or minor ringwear.

VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS 8 ---- Record handled and played occasionally, but very carefully. Very minor scratches and/or scuffs that should have little impact on the sound quality, or minor label imperfection---noted, but otherwise clean. VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS records may have some light surface noise during quiet passages or between tracks. Covers: one or two minor wear issues such as writing on cover, corner creases, some ringwear, minor staining, etc. All noted .

VERY GOOD PLUS 7 ----The record has been cared for, but has some minor flaws. Light scratches and/or marks/scuffs that won t make a big impact. Light surface noise here and there, but nothing to overwhelm the listening experience. Covers may have a few minor defects duly noted . Those who are looking for pristine-only might not be pleased, but most music fans would be happy to have a collectible album in this condition.

VERY GOOD 6 ---- The record has been played often with some care, but also a little neglect. Record displays visible surface wear---scratches or scuffs that will cause some minor to perhaps occasionally moderate surface noise. Vinyl could be dull at this point and not shiny , or still perhaps shiny, but then a little more scratched-up. Usually a cover is VG when one or two of these problems are evident: ring wear, seam splits, bent corners, loss of gloss, stains, etc. Most music fans would be happy to have a highly collectible album in this condition.

VERY GOOD MINUS 5 ---- Well-played with little luster and moderate surface noise, but skip-free. Lots of scratches/scuffs or fewer but more deeper marks. Several cover flaws will be apparent, but should not obliterate the artwork---seam splits, significant ring wear, tears, cuts, taping all noted . I will only sell RARE VERY GOOD MINUS records.

GOOD 4 --- Pretty beat-up with lots of scratches, but not dead yet. Record should still appear not to skip, though it s possible it can. Surface noise is moderate to occasionally heavy. Seam splits are usually a bigger issue around this level with the records better off in a plastic sleeve. I only sell VERY RARE GOOD records. They are certainly good enough until another copy comes along.

GOOD MINUS 3 --- Even more beat with tons of scratches and LOTS of surface noise. Skips are possible, though I wouldn t intentionally sell a record that does. Given the right moment, fans could probably enjoy a GOOD MINUS record, but might also be irritated by it at times. I will only sell VERY VERY RARE GOOD MINUS records. Covers are hanging together by a thread seams shot but not intentionally defaced.

FAIR 2 ----FAIR records appear and sound lousy significant surface noise, horrific scratches . I won t sell these, unless I find something that is SO INCREDIBLY RARE. Expect skipping or a very unpleasant listen. Covers may be defaced, seamless, stained beyond belief.

POOR 1 ---- Unlistenable and undisplayable.


Please note that sealed albums can only be returned unopened.

Pennsylvania PA Residents must add the required 6 sales tax. If not added automatically by Ebay software there have been some issues , I will send a correct invoice.

Thanks for looking and good luck

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