Every record in the show is unique, housed in a one-of-a-kind sleeve. This year we have hundreds of handmade sleeves created with pen, pencil, paint and more unusual record sleeve materials like wood, metal, glass, felt, acrylic, crushed rocks, Tunnock's teacake wrappers, a giant foiled condom and vacuum packed knickers. You'll find details of the materials used for each in the item listing.
The 700 unique records are currently being exhibited in London at NOW Gallery ahead of our auction closing. However, while you're bidding on items you won't know who's created the sleeve, or even which song it's for, until you have parted with your cash - that's the secret part.
You are bidding for the artwork as shown in the image on the listing, containing the one secret record that inspired the artwork. This item comes with a certificate of authentication.
See all the listingsEach record sleeve is a one-off interpretation of one of these seven tracks:Aretha FranklinOne Step AheadBoB DylanBlind Willie McTellFoo FightersThis Is A CallKoffeeToastMiles DavisMiles runs the voodoo downThe InternetCome OverVampire WeekendHarmony HallThe sleeves have been created by hundreds of artists.
This year's superstar contributors include; Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Tacita Dean, Mark Wallinger, Shona Heath, The Connor Brothers, Helen Beard, Jeremy Deller, Lotte Andersen, Stanley Donwood, Jadé Fadojutimi, Ragnar Kjartansson, Maya Hayuk, Gavin Turk, Unskilled Worker, Michel Gondry, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Hattie Stewart, Gregor Hildebrandt, Florence Peake, Bob & Roberta Smith, Rebecca Louise Law, Jean Jullien, SPIN, Daisy Parris, Conrad Shawcross, Sara Pope, Pure Evil, Lauren Baker, Fred Deakin, StormStudios, Morag Myerscough, Jack Pierson, Mary Stephenson, Jimmy Turrell, Kristen Liu-Wong, Eric Yahnker, Future Deluxe, Nick Gentry, Frea Buckler, Stuart Semple, Nelly Ben Hayoun, James Joyce, Georgia Hill, Pete Fowler, DR.ME, Candice Tripp, Jon Burgerman, Alice Hartley, Malcolm Garrett, Nicole Chui, Barnaby Barford, Phillips-Walmsley, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Joanna Ham, Daniel P Carter, Lynnie Z, Wilfrid Wood, Patternity, Petra Börner, Rob Ryan, Sara Andreasson, Supermundane, Venetia Berry, Dan Hillier, Tatty Devine, Evi O, Humphrey Ocean, Annu Kilpeläinen, Pete McKee, Margaux Carpentier, Chris (Simpsons artist), Modern Toss and many many more... and many more we invited.
They are joined by our picks from thousands of entries sent to us via an open submission.
This year we're supporting Help Refugees, a pioneering charity leading a new movement in humanitarian aid
Help Refugees are a charity with minimal overheads and maximum impact. They go where the need is greatest, find the local organisations doing the most effective work, and give them what they need to help people - whether that's funding, material aid or volunteers.
What started as a hashtag in 2015 has now reached over one million displaced people, worked with over 35,000 volunteers and currently supports over 120 projects across Europe, the Middle East and the US-Mexico border. Each of these projects is powered by ordinary people who are stepping up where governments are failing to provide even the most basic services.
Secret 7" shares their belief that everyone on Earth deserves dignity, a place to call home and a chance to thrive. We're delighted to call Help Refugees our charity partner this year and donate every penny of our profits to their inspiring work.
See more ways to support Help Refugees
FAQQ: What is the difference between handmade and digital print?
A: The artwork in Secret 7" is a mixture of handmade and digitally printed. These have been categorised in our store to help you browse all 700 sleeves. The medium of the handmade artworks are listed in each item specifics along with size and weight, which vary. The listing images we've used for digitally printed artworks are mockups, colours and cropping may vary slightly.
Q: Does 100% of my money go to Help Refugees / Choose Love?
A: Yes, 100% of your payment will be received by Help Refugees / Choose Love, operating under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, charity number 1099682. The funds are processed through Help Refugees Limited's Paypal account.
Q: How old must I be to participate in this auction?
A: You must be 18 years or older to bid on eBay.
Q: How many records can I bid on?
A: All bidders will only be able to purchase up to 25 items from our store. You will be able to be the highest bidder on up to 25 items at any one time until the auction closes. Once you have met your quota, should you be outbid, you may then bid on another item. Buyers are required to pay for ALL items for which they are the highest bidder. Buyers whom do not adhere to this policy may have their orders cancelled and be prohibited from participating in further auctions.
Q: I've won the auction! What happens next?
A: Payment must be made within 24 hours of the auction's close. If payment is not received within 24 hours, the seller holds the right to sell the unpaid item to another buyer.
Q: What are the accepted methods of payment?
A: PayPal payments will be accepted for this item. At checkout you may also pay by credit or debit card directly to the charity PayPal account. Please note we do not accept cheques or postal orders for this item.
Q: How much will delivery of the item cost?
A: Postage and packaging costs are to be covered by the buyer. The item will be dispatched to the winning bidder once the payment has cleared. International customers will be responsible for any import customs charges incurred locally for delivery and are not included in the cost. Please check these for your country before bidding on an item. Winning bidders must provide a physical address and phone number as well as a signature on delivery. Sorry, we cannot deliver to P.O. boxes.
Q: What about the small print?
A: This item is sold as is. In the unlikely event of the item being unavailable or other unforeseen events (e.g. war, civil emergency, natural disaster and/or cancellation of auction), the auction winner will be offered a full refund. We reserve the right to block a bidder for any reason including but not limited to, feedback and non-payment. Your participation in purchasing this item constitutes acceptance of eBay's terms of service as well as those mentioned here.
Q: I have another question.
A: If you have any further questions about this auction that have not been addressed, please contact us by using the 'Contact seller' link in the eBay user info box on the eBay page or on mobile phones the 'Ask seller a question' link to send us an email.
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