ELLA FITZGERALD Gershwin Song Bk ORIG 12" 33RPM 5LP SEALED Jazz Vocal Verve Box
Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Books
Label: Verve V6-29-5
Condition: Sleeve NM about fifty percent of the original plastic has come off, mostly in the back with a stamp on lower left corner / Vinyl NM sealed unopened, no barcode
This record comes from a group of about 300 LPs I recently acquired in North Arlington, NJ. The owner's uncle had been a huge Duke Ellington and Sinatra fan and bought well over a 1,000 records from the early 60's to the late 70's. Strangely enough, he opened relatively few of his purchases! So the collection is mostly sealed/completely unplayed virgin vinyl. Even stranger, he had multiple copies of the same record. Maybe he just liked looking at them! There's also a number of interesting soundtracks in the group, including a Cassavetes, Peter Sellers "The Party" and other lesser known films. Perhaps the most exciting stuff are the original mono press verve records as well as some bossa nova and a couple of Impulse releases! Be sure to check my other listings for more records on sale from this one-of-a-kind collection this week!
USA: Media mail $4.53 for the first LP, $0.50 for each additional LP. Up to 4 LPs in one shipment. I can NOT ship more than 4 together; insurance REQUIRED for packages valued over $100-- minimum of $2.65 fee
Canada: $18 for the first LP, $1 each additional up to 4 LPs combined in one shipment.
Rest of the World: $26 for the first LP, $1 each additional up to 4 LPs combined in one shipment.
If you have special shipping needs / requests, please contact me BEFORE you bid for more info.About me: I'm a longtime 60's rock/R'n'B DJ and collector. I've been eBaying since 1999, but in 2016 I turned my hobby of buying record collections into a business! I love records THAT much. I grade my records based on how I would BUY them, not how I want to sell them.
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Take a look at my other listings this week for more vinyl goodies!GRADING (Done visually, based on Goldmine)
Near Mint (NM or M-)
The record should show no obvious signs of wear and will be glossy/shiny. A sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. No cracks, scratches or warps.
Excellent (EX or VG++)
One or two light marks visible on the disc at most, otherwise full gloss. No cracks, scratches or warps. Sleeve shows 1-2 marks, nothing too major, maybe at the edges.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled.
Record surfaces may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Maybe also slight warps that do not affect the sound.
Sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly bent corners, or a slight seam split.
Very Good (VG)
Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during the intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+)
A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches and groove wear. Tape, writing, seam splits, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.
What's Included With Your Record Purchase
Please read my description thoroughly. The only items included with your purchase are the ones described in the listing. If something is not mentioned in the description, it is probably not included with the item (for example, original inner sleeves, inserts, posters, etc). If you're not sure, send me a message.
I ship all records in new, sturdy mailers with cardboard filler pads. I separate the discs from the sleeves to avoid damage during shipping. I pack the covers in new thin plastic sleeves and the discs in new white paper sleeves