1977 AMS 7284 SEX PISTOLS GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 45 MINT
  £   8,100
  $   11,084

 


£   8100 Sold For
Aug 27, 2009 Sold Date
Aug 17, 2009 Start Date
24 Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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YES ROBIN, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!  CAN THERE BE ANOTHER IN THIS CONDITION???  WHAT'S THE STORY?  WHAT, WHEN, WHO, HOW AND WHY?

1977 A&M AMS 7284 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 45 RPM SINGLE BY THE SEXPISTOLS C/W NO FEELING ON THE 'B' SIDE.  

THE RECORD BELONGS TO A FRIEND WHO WAS GIVEN IT MANY YEARS AGO IN THE LATE SEVENTIES AS AN OBJECT OF INTEREST.  DON'T FORGET THIS WAS IN THE DAYS BEFORE RECORD COLLECTING IS AS UNIVERSAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AS IT IS TODAY.   WE KNOW THE DISK WAS RAPIDLY WITHDRAWN BUT SOME SLIPPED THE NET, HENCE THE RARITY OF THE VINYL.  THE CURRENT EDITION OF RECORD COLLECTOR LISTS THE VALUE AS £7,500 IN MINT CONDITION WHICH THIS EXAMPLE (HOW MANY ARE THERE?) IS. 

MY FRIEND KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT VINYL (ALBEIT THE VALUE OF THIS) AND HAS ASKED ME TO SELL IT FOR HIM.  I'VE CHECKED IT OUT AND I'M COMPLETELY SATISFIED THIS IS THE REAL DEAL AND IS NO COUNTERFEIT OR ERSTWHILE SUSPECT PRESSING.  I WOULDN'T CONSIDER RISKING MY REPUTATION AND CERTAINLY NOT THE WRATH OF EBAY AND THE LAW BY ADVERTISING THIS GLOBALLY ON THE PREMIER AUCTION SITE!!!!

SO, THE MATIX NUMBER ON THE 'A' SIDE IS AMS-7284-A-2 AND THAT ON THE 'B' SIDE IS 7284 AMS-7284-B-1 (NO FEELING IS A SHORTER TRACK WHICH ALLOWS THE 7284 ABOVE THE ACTUAL NUMBER).  BETWEEN THE PAPER LABELS AND THE RUN-OFF GROOVES IS A RIBBED BORDER.  VIA THIS INFORMATION AND THE PICS I'M SURE SOME OF YOU OUT THERE WILL ASK MORE QUESTIONS REGARDING IT'S AUTHENTICITY.  PLEASE FIRE AWAY.

NOTE!!!  I'VE LISTED THE RECORD AS 'USED' SOLELY DUE TO IT'S AGE.  I REALLY CANT SEE ANY SIGNS OF USE AND I BELIEVE IT'S POSSIBLY UNPLAYED AND UNUSED WHICH IS THE TECHNICAL DEFINITION OF MINT.  APART FROM SLIGHT DUST ON THE VINYL (I'M NOT TOUCHING IT TO CLEAN AND I'M USING COTTON GLOVES TO HANDLE IT) IT'S FACTORY FRESH. 

THE LABELS ARE CLEAN AND FRESH.  THE VINYL IS AS FLAT AS A PANCAKE; NO WARPS, TWISTS, BENDS.......NO NOTHING!!!

HERE'S THE CLINCHER.  IN THE SPINDLE HOLE IS A WHISKER OF VINYL WAX FROM THE FABRICATION.  THIS TOGETHER WITH WHAT I THINK ARE VIRGIN SPINDLE HOLES LEADS ME TO BELIEVE IT'S UNPLAYED.  I'VE ANGLED THE SPINDLE AREA UNDER A BRIGHT LIGHT AND SEE A FEW PAPER CREASES ADJACENT TO THE SPINDLE HOLE ON THE 'B' SIDE WHICH IS FAIRLY COMMON IN MANUFACTURE.  ON THE GOD SAVE THE QUEEN SIDE CAN I DISCERN A FAINT SHADOW THAT COULD BE FROM A SPINDLE?  IT'S SO FAINT IT COULD BE FROM STORAGE OVER THE YEARS?  IF IT WAS PUT ON A TURNTABLE WHY IS THE INNER OF THE SPINDLE HOLE 'ROUGH'?  IN MY HUMBLE OPINION IT'S AS MINT AS I'VE EVER SEEN A RECORD OVER MY 59 YEARS.

 THE A&M SLEEVE IS AS CLEAN AND FRESH AS A DAISY.

WELL FOLKS, THAT'S IT.  THIS IS SO RARE AS TO BE RIDICULOUS AND I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES OF THIS HISTORIC RECORD IN THE WORLD IN THIS CONDITION.   WHAT AN INVESTMENT FOR SOMEONE.........IT SAVES BUYING GOLD BARS TO KEEP IN A VAULT!

HERE'S THE DEAL.  POSTAGE/SHIPPING/INSURANCE WILL BE PAID FOR BY ME AS THIS WILL BE FAIRLY INSIGNIFICANT IN TERMS OF THE PRICE THIS WILL SELL FOR. THE WINNING BIDDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL IMPORT DUTIES AND TAXES AT HIS/HER END AND FOR WHICH I CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE.  IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE CHECK WHERE YOU ARE.

I WILL PACK THE RECORD LIKE A BABY BUT WITH HEAVY PLYWOOD OUTERS TO PREVENT BENDING AND BREAKING.  COLLECTION IS WELCOME BUT MAY BE A LONG WAY????

THE RESERVE PRICE IS £5,000.   THE AUCTION WILL RUN TO CONCLUSION.  PAYMENT MUST BE BY PAYPAL FOR ALL OUR CONVENIENCE AND PROTECTION. 

GOOD LUCK FROM THE FARMER DOWN ON THE FARM.  CHARLES.




On 22-Aug-09 at 21:31:03 BST, seller added the following information:

 TO DOUBLE CHECK THE 'FLATNESS' OF THE DISC BUT NOT INTERFERE WITH THE SPINDLE HOLE, I USED A SHALLOW PLASTIC DISH, TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN AND PLACED IT ON THE TURNTABLE WITH THE RECORD ON TOP. I SIGHTED ALONG THE PLANE OF THE REVOLVING RECORD...LOOKS FINE.

On 24-Aug-09 at 16:31:35 BST, seller added the following information:

AS PER MY LATEST ANSWER TO A QUESTION, THE WINNING BIDDER WILL RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE OWNER WHICH CONFIRMS BEYOND ANY DOUBT THE IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE OF THIS RECORD; EG BEEN IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION FOR 32 YEARS AND HAS NEVER BEEN PLAYED.   IN MY OPINION THE ONLY SIGN TO TELL ITS' AGE IS THE LIGHT DUST WHICH SOMEONE ELSE CAN CLEAN OFF WITH A DAMP KLEENEX IF SO DESIRED.





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