COLUMBIA SAX 2261 BLUE/SILVER MUSSORGSKY PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION PHIL KARAJAN
Please remember that after washing every record on the Audio Desk Systeme Gläss machine, I listen to the records IN THEIR ENTIRETY! No sampling or guesswork! Any defects will be fully highlighted.
1 GENERAL APPEARANCE OF PLAYING SURFACES
Lovely glossy surfaces. No scuffs or marks.
2 CONDITION OF LABELS
Labels fine, no visible spindle marks.
There is a very soft crease top right. Other than this, the cover is beautiful. All corners very fine. Full laminate both sides in lovely condition. Back beautifully clean.
I grade the cover NM
4 INNER SLEEVE
Original inner sleeve.
5 LISTENING NOTES
Just one or two isolated soft pops. Lovely silent surfaces. No background noise.
I grade this side NM
Again no incidents. Just one or two isolated very soft pops. Lovely silent surfaces.
I grade this side NM
BLACK FOREST RECORDS
Some information about my business
RECORD CLEANING AND ASSESSMENT
I clean all 12 inch vinyl records on the Audio Desk Systeme Gläss machine, at the longest setting. I then physically examine the record with a magnifying glass for any visible defects.
10 inch and 7 inch vinyl and all shellac records are hand cleaned in warm water with a non corrosive cleaning agent.
Every record is then played IN ITS ENTIRETY, no sampling or guess-work. When you buy a record from me, it will be exactly as described. You can be sure that every flaw or defect will have been heard and will be specifically mentioned in my review.
These are the five gradings I normally use:
NM, EX+, EX, EX-, and VG+. I think my listening notes will make these gradings self-explanatory. Any grading lower than VG+ will have more defects than I would tolerate in my own record collection. I use the grading NM very sparingly. I estimate less than one in twenty records I review will achieve this grading.
These are my personal opinions on the quality of the sound, the performance, and background information about the recording where possible. I hope you find my comments helpful.
PACKAGING AND DESPATCH
All records are carefully packaged in strong cardboard cruciform boxes with supporting inserts. I supply a fresh inner sleeve and the original where it exists. A small post-it note on the inner sleeve gives details of the date and reference number of my cleaning and assessment, should you want to come back to me for more information. I recommend that you take out shipping insurance for higher value records.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MY RECORDS
I will be putting small amounts of records up for auction at regular intervals over the coming months. These records are my personal choices, and I have selected them for a number of reasons. The music itself, the quality of the performance, its rarity and desirability, or just because I find a particular record interesting or unusual. I hope you take the time to look at the other records I have up for auction.
* IMPORTANT for bidders from the USA: I am located in Germany not in the USA. The pre-calculated shipping costs to the USA are not correct, use the table below please!
Worldwide shipping will be sent by airmail and normally should reach their destination within 14 days.
Please wait for my invoice.
UP TO 3 LPs
4 LPs OR MORE
SHIPPING COSTS OUTWITH GERMANY
REST OF EUROPE
USA AND CANADA
REST OF WORLD
ECONOMY 1 LP UNREGISTERED
ECONOMY UP TO 1kg (2-3 LPs DEPENDING ON WEIGHT) UNREGISTERED
ECONOMY UP TO 2kg (4-6 LPs DEPENDING ON WEIGHT)
REGISTERED POST UP TO 2kg ( ABOUT 6 LPs)
REGISTERED POST UP TO 5kg ( ABOUT 15 LPs)
THESE COSTS INCLUDING OUR PACKAGING MATERIALS