£   3,000
  $   4,000


£ 3000 Sold For
Jan 24, 2021 Sold Date
Jan 22, 2021 Start Date
1 Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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Complete mint unplayed set of approved test pressings of Coup d'Archet's significant first series of Johanna Martzy releases from 1997-1999, 100% analogue cut at Abbey Road Studios and pressed at the EMI factory at Hayes. These records were the first pressings of unreleased repertoire by Johanna Martzy since 1958.  They were also among the last records of classical music to come from the famous factory before it was sold in 2000.  

Except for COUP 001, which is a single double-sided disc, the rest are all single-sided pairs.  The only other set of these tps sold back in 2012 for $4999 US Dollars, see popsike.  You'll not see another set.  Check all the pics..  and make the most of the enlargement facility.  Happy New Year!

Check my other listings, my feedback, and bid with confidence.  Any reserves and BINs are realistic.  Good luck.

Regular clients will know that I keep my descriptions brief and to the point.  If you are looking, I figure you will know what you are looking at.  I would not presume to condescend nor would I wish to bore you to death with unnecessary hype.  Used records play-checked on SME 15, SME V with VDH cart and cleaned when necessary on a Loricraft Pro II.


MINT (M): Brand new and unplayed. Perfect, no indications of being handled or played. I only use this grading if I know for sure the record has not been played.

NEAR MINT (NM): The record is virtually flawless, clean and shiny.  Very minor, barely visible innerbag wear may be permitted, but no scratches. The disc should play with no audible noise. Jacket is as close to perfect.

EXCELLENT (EX): Record plays near perfectly, but may have minor paper scuffs that do not interfere with the sound quality. There can possibly be a non-sounding mark or two but nothing that affects play. Record is clean and shiny.  Any issues with the jacket will be minor and described.

Because I have never collected records that are a lower grade than EX, you won't be finding any for sale here.


Overseas shipping by Parcelforce International Priority EMS Service.  Please bear in mind that these records are heavy. Shipping is always at cost, including sturdy professional packing materials.

I ensure that my records arrive with you in the same lovely condition they leave me, carefully packed in secure professional wraps with sheet polystyrene and cardboard packing.  Shipping costs reflect packaging.  I do not use bits of old cardboard box or those cheap flimsy envelope style mailers.

Records are always packed out of their jackets. 



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