and welcome to my latest auction. This list consists entirely of
records released by Sun Ra and The Arkestra, and features a great number
of original Saturn pressings in impeccable condition. This collection
was carefully built over several decades by a devout enthusiast of the
music who was in a unique position as the regional distribution manager
for an important American record store chain in the 70s and early 80s.
The large majority of the LPs were purchased new upon release, many from
the band itself, and were promptly stored away in favorable conditions
for the better part of thirty years. The cleanliness of most of these
LPs cannot be overstated.
grading is visual and extremely conservative, but it should be noted
that many Saturn pressings are not of the highest quality, particularly
during the Philadelphia era, and even as new some might play with
surface noise or other inconsistencies. In an effort to clarify some of
the more confusing release details, I have consulted Campbell and
Trent's The Earthly Recordings Of Sun Ra and Geerken's Omniverse reference books and have included all the pertinent deadwax information where available.
My prudent visual grading scale is M- / VG++ / VG+ / VG / VG- / G. All
of the records have been cleaned with a VPI and will be shipped with
security and protection as a priority. Please bid with utmost confidence
and feel free to write with any questions. Be advised that I will not
end any auction early. Thank you for looking and good luck.
Sun Ra and His Arkestra
The Antique Blacks
(El Saturn 81774)
Record Condition: VG+
Cover Condition: VG+, light crease at upper left, small writing on front and back cover, tape on back cover
A-side runout: Sun Ra 81774 A
B-side runout: Sun Ra 81774 B
Notes: Paste-on xerox front cover, handwritten white labels (crediting this release as Ooga Booga Vol. 1), original paper inner sleeve
--- LPs ---
USA via media mail with delivery confirmation: 1-4 LP = $5.00; 5-10 LPs = $8.00
USA via priority mail with delivery confirmation: 1-2 LPs = $9.00; 3 LPs = $10.25; 4 LPs = $12.25
Canada via first-class international: 1-2 LP = $20.00; 3-4 LPs = $25.00
Europe via first-class international: 1 LP = $25.00; 2 LPs = $28.00; 3 LPs = $31.00
Asia & Australia via first-class international: 1 LP = $27.00; 2 LPs = $30.00; 3 LPs = $33.00
--- 45s ---
USA via first class with delivery confirmation: 1-5 45s = $4.00
Canada via first-class international: 1-3 45s = $12.00; 4-8 45s = $20.00
Europe via first-class international: 1-3 45s = $14.00; 4-8 45s = $25.00
Asia & Australia via first-class international: 1-3 45s = $17.00; 4-8 45s = $27.00
All records will be shipped in a new mailer with adequate padding and packing.
All used LPs will be removed from their covers and sent behind the jacket in a new poly sleeve prior to mailing.