ETTA JAMES AT LAST ARGO 4003 Mono,VG+++,Very Clean Copy of Scarce Soul/R&B LP.
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With this record I’m using an amplified version of the GOLDMINE grading system. In the most marketable grades of FAIR to NEAR MINT, I’m adding a numerical scale of .1 through .9 after the grade (e.g. VG.7 or NM.5), with .9 putting the record closest to the next grade.
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This album has been audited for quality and rated based on the following...
- Condition Grade Range Points: (MT)MINT, (NM) NEAR MINT, (VG)VERY GOOD, (F) FAIR,& POOR (P)
Description of GRADING Points for VINYL:
POOR (P) condition: is when there are many snaps, crackles, and pops that don't belong but the voices, tones, and rhythm patterns are there for the music aficionado to appreciate. These records may also have scratches and skips in the playing surface. Record would be ideal for those just wanting to have a specimen of a particular artist, title or group of artist work for perhaps momentous or collection purposes.
FAIR ( F ) condition: is when the album demonstrates great playability and moderate play with some instances of breech or residual fuzz and pop that does not significantly compromise one's ability to really enjoy what's played.
VERY GOOD (VG): implies that the album demonstrate very little play time and should have no impediments to listening quality due to excessive scuffing, audible scratches or due to the fact the record has been extensively played.
NEAR MINT (NM) condition: Minimal paper or handling scuffs; no scratches that can be felt by touch; very few stray abrasions of any sort.
MINT (MT): Condition when album is factory sealed; or when there is no presence of spindle marks and the album looks to have never been played. Vinyl is perfect in every way.
Description of Condition GRADING Points for COVER:
MINT: IN FACTORY SHRINK WRAP, OR PERFECT SPINE, SEAMS, CORNERS, AND NO RING WEAR
NEAR MINT (NM): NO RING WEAR, MOISTURE DAMAGE, VERY COLLECTABLE
VERY GOOD (VG): SHOW MINIMAL CORNER WEAR, POSSIBLE STRAY MARKS,OR MINOR PEALING; POSSIBLE SEAM SPLITS OF 1 INCH OR LESS; ONLY THE SLIGHTEST RING WEAR
FAIR: COVER CAN STILL HOLD A RECORD
POOR: EXCESSIVE WATER, OR MOLD DAMAGE; SEAM SPLITS OF MORE THAN 3 INCHES
Description of Condition GRADING Points for LABEL:
MINT: FACTORY SEALED; OR NO SPINDLE MARKS, MOLD, PEELING, MOISTURE DAMAGE, STRAY MARKS, OR STICKERS
NEAR MINT: MAY HAVE A FEW VERY LIGHT SPINDLE MARKS BUT OTHERWISE A VERY CLEAN LABEL
VERY GOOD: MAY HAVE MINOR PEELING, MOLD, SPINDLE MARKS, MOISTURE DAMAGE, STRAY MARKINGS, STICKERS OR FADING
FAIR: LABEL IS AT LEAST LEGIBLE ON BOTH SIDES
POOR: EXCESSIVE DAMAGE RENDERING THE LABEL INLEDGIBLE ON ONE OR BOTH SIDES
MANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT THIS RECORD SELLS FOR: HOWEVER BE MOTIVATED TO BID AS THERE IS NO RESERVE ON THIS ALBUM. THANKS , AND GOOD LUCK!!!