COLUMBIA SAX 2261 B/S MUSSORGSKY PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION PHILHARMONIA 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. Just a couple of faint paper scuffs both sides.
2 CONDITION OF LABELS
Labels fine, no visible spindle marks.
Cover very fine. Minimal wear at corners. Clean and flat.
I grade the cover EX+
4 INNER SLEEVE
Original inner sleeve.
5 LISTENING NOTES
Lovely quiet surfaces. Just a couple of spots of very faint background crackle in the quietest moments, and one or two isolated pops, very fine indeed.
I grade this side EX+
Again lovely quiet surfaces. Just a few isolated light pops. Very fine.
I grade this side EX+
BLACK FOREST RECORDS
Some information about my business
RECORD CLEANING AND ASSESSMENT
This record has been cleaned on the Audio Desk Systeme Gläss machine, and then played IN ITS ENTIRETY, no sampling or guess-work. 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. Needless to say, I grade the sound of the record, not the visual appearance of the playing surfaces. Records are for listening to, not for looking at after all. Any scuffs or marks will be detailed in part 1 of my review, and any sounding marks will be fully described in part 5.
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. Please pay within 7 days of receipt of my invoice. If you intend to bid for other items, contact me please. I will be happy to hold records for you until your purchases are complete.
If I do not hear from you within 7 days, I will assume that you no longer want the record, and will cancel the sale.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING COSTS
PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING!
ALL PURCHASES OVER $100 FOR CUSTOMERS OUTWITH GERMANY WILL BE SENT BY REGISTERED MAIL WITH A TRACKING NUMBER
ALL PURCHASES OVER $125 MUST BE INSURED AS RECOMMENDED BY EBAY. THE COST IS $2.50 FOR EVERY $125 OF VALUE AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN MY HANDLING CHARGES
PLEASE WAIT FOR MY INVOICE!
Shipping costs within Germany are as follows
1 to 3 records $7.50
4 records or more $9.00
Shipping costs outside Germany are as follows (excluding insurance)
1 record under $100 worldwide $ 7.50
1 record over $100 worldwide $10.50
Sent by Deutsche Post.
Up to 1kg in weight worldwide (2 or 3 records depending on weight)
Under $100 $12.00
Over $100 $15.00
Sent by Deutsche Post
Up to 2kg in weight (4 to 6 records depending on weight)
Under $100 within EU $15.00
Under $100 rest of the world $25.00
Over $100 within EU $20.00
Over $100 rest of the world $30.00
Sent by DHL
I will calculate the price for heavier packages on request
These cost include my packaging materials