| Genre || Rock || || || |
| Record Size || 7" || || || |
| Duration || Single || || || |
| Record Grading || Near Mint (NM or M-) || || || |
| Sleeve Grading || Near Mint (NM or M-) || || || |
| Special Attributes || 1st Edition || || || |
| Record Label || Sun || || || |
| Release Year || 1954-55 || || || |
| Country/Region of Manufacture || United States || || || |
| Speed || 45RPM || || || |
This listing is not for the faint of heart....these are the
of Rock and Roll!
All five original Elvis Presley SUN label 45's and all in
You will see REPRODUCTIONS, BOOTLEGS ETC. all over eBay.....
You will see used copies with beat up labels and trashed,
playable copies for sale on a weekly basis.
eBay has proven that Elvis Sun label 45's are not at all as
rare as once
BUT.... you will look long and hard to find Near Mint copies
of ANY of
the five Elvis Sun labels and to get all five of them in
Near Mint shape
will take you quite some time and effort and looking and
copies are for sale everywhere, most all the time---copies
are rarely for sale and almost never as a full set.
So, what I offer here is one of the finest complete sets of
Elvis Presley Sun label 45's known to exist!
These were obtained by me a few years back from a personal
1940's and 50's Country Musician Wilf Carter, known
Montana Slim. This man lived in Florida and played host to
Country singers in the 1950's and 60's as they came through
their concert tours. The singers would stay in his house and
leave behind their latest records for the man to add to his
collection. How the Elvis records got there I don't know as
he was 100%
into Country music and didn't care for Rock and Roll at all.
But that is
good, in this case, because it means he did not PLAY the
He simply stored them.
Here we go with the individual grades:
1. Sun # 209, the very first Elvis 45, "That's All
Right, Mama" backed
with "Blue Moon Of Kentucky": The A side label is
in flawless MINT
condition. The B side label has just a tiny bit of
"flaking" near the
center hole as shown in the photos. The vinyl is Near Mint
with the only
flaw being one small fingernail scuff on the A side. a
that would be near impossible to duplicate. Probably
2. Sun # 210 "Good Rockin' Tonight" backed with
"I Don't Care If The Sun
Don't Shine": The labels are flawless MINT CONDITION.
The vinyl is MINT
condition with the only flaw being a very tiny, hard to spot
warp, which does not affect the play in any way. Another
that would be near impossible to duplicate. Probably
3. Sun # 215 "Milkcow Blues Boogie" backed with
"You're Heartbreaker" :
A side label has just a tiny bit of "flaking" near
the center hole as
shown in my photos. B side label is flawless. The VINYL is
condition with no flaws whatsoever. Would be near impossible
duplicate in this kind of condition and again, probably
4. Sun # 217 "Baby Let's Play House" backed with
"I'm Left, You're
Right, She's Gone": Both labels are FLAWLESS. Vinyl has
one small paper
scuff and would grade at Near Mint. Would be near impossible
another in this kind of condition. Probably unplayed!
5. Sun # 223 "Mystery Train" backed with "I
Forgot To Remember To
Forget" : labels are flawless Mint! Vinyl is Near Mint
with just a tiny
paper scuff on the B side. Probably unplayed.
The first four do indeed have the correct "push
marks" into the label
that prove they are originals. "Mystery Train"
never came that way, but
is guaranteed to be original as well.
Dead wax information is as follows:
Sun 209: U-128-45 and then a smaller 72 slightly raised above
separated from the other numbers. B side reads U-129-45 and
Sun 210: U-131-45 and then the smaller 72 slightly raised
separated from the other numbers. B side reads U-130-45 and
Sun 215: U-140-45 and then the smaller 72 slightly raised
separated from the other numbers. B side reads U-41-45 and
Sun 217: U-143x-45-2 and then the smaller 72 slightly raised
separated from the other numbers. B side reads U-142-45 and
Sun 223: 45-U-156x and then a smaller 20 slightly raised
separated from the other numbers. B side reads 45-U-157x and
These are indeed stone cold originals and the very finest
you will ever
see! To find ONE in this kind of condition will be
tough---to find all
five like this, near impossible.
I have been collecting and dealing in very rare records for
years. I know my stuff and I am a TOUGH grader.
The original Sun sleeves, as shown in the main photo, were
the Elvis releases when first issued. I have put these,
which are original
Sun sleeves, onto these copies for your enjoyment as most
seem to like to put their Sun records in these sleeves, which
issued by Sun in 1958.
These are NOT cheap.....they are not meant to be cheap.
These are WORLD
CLASS RECORDS for a World Class Record Collection. This set
priced, given the condition and desirability of these
records. I sold a
similar set a couple years ago for $35,000.00 That set was
the finest in
the world, with all five records in stone Mint condition.
Those were so
nice that RCA in London had me make a copy for them to use
on a re-issue
CD because they now longer have the original Sun master
tapes and had to
go from the finest pressed copies that exist and those were
This set I am offering here is just SLIGHTLY less than that
still could be the second best set that exists.
You could spend years trying to duplicate this set and you
close, but you would be hard-pressed to match or beat this
might be able to buy all five of them, individually, for
money...but you will spend years of time and effort to
acquire them and
probably will not match the condition.
This set is for the serious collector who wants to have the
acquire it all at one time without spending years trying to