Titles: See auction title
Label: See label photo, original test press. See photos for the information written on the labels. Date stamp "Aug 31 1984" on Purple Rain side. Deadwax etching on Purple Rain side are RO (inside a sidways S) 7-29714 - BMN - 0054 - VI - S - 5R2, two symbols that look like bird wings 1-1. On God side the etchings are 7-29174 CCA - 3116 - S - SRI - RO (inside a sidways S) - 1-2
Grading: NM, no marks, immaculate condition! Cleaned on a VPI for good measure. Sound quality is fantastic, listen to the mp3 for both sides.
Note: I could find no instance of another copy of this test press ever being sold or auctioned before! One of his most iconic songs on a unique format, you may well never get another chance! No-reserve auction. Massive 45 list up this week, nearly all listings have a low start price! Good news: I have been able to lower my international shipping prices significantly - see rates below!
Grading: I grade conservatively on a scale of NM, Excellent, VG+, VG, VG- and G. Most 45s are cleaned on a VPI HW-17 to ensure optimal playability.
The price for shipping within the US is $4.50, no matter how many 45s you win! International first class shipping for 1 to 3 45s is $12.00. 4-8 45s is $17 and 9 or more is $19, no matter how many you win! Canada is $10 for 1 to 3 45s, $12 for 4-8 and $15 for 9 or more. Please make sure the address you have on file with eBay is the address you want me to ship to. I ship within one business day of payment. If you need me to ship on a certain date please make arrangements with me before making your payment, as I cannot hold back records that have already been paid for. All records are shipped using strong, high quality mailers and 2 stiffeners. For very expensive orders (over $700), it may be necessary to ship by express mail with tracking and signature confirmation. If you have questions about this please contact me before the auction ends.