HMV ALP1208 FURTWANGLER,VIENNA PHILHARMONIC STRAUSS RED/GOLD FINE EXAMPLE
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Don Juan & Till Eulenspiegel
Record label & No.
HMV ALP 1208
Label type/issue info.
RED & GOLD First UK issue
(EX). this one has a small tear at top right (on opening edge)also the very tiniest 'nick' on lower right corner. Otherwise in great shape and well cared for over the last 50+ years.Spine and spine print are fulluly intact and the back is beautifuuly clean
(NM) Pressed on heavy weight vinyl , sufaces retain brilliant sheen with no visible faults, has the 'just left the factory appearance. Labels as new,just the feintset of spindle trace marks.
Still in original half-round polythene inner, although I will send it with a poly-lined paper inner sleeve as well.
2XVH 51-1N 2XVH 52-2N
Stamper codes 1 O & 1 A
These beautiful recordings will not appear too often in such nice condition as this one, even with the small defects declared, this will be an important addition to your collection.
GRADING GUIDELINESAlthough record gradings can often be a matter of personal opinion, we have to find some common ground, and so my gradings are essentially based along the guidelines laid down by the Record Collector publication. However, I will elaborate here in order that you will understand how my gradings are made.
A record described as Mint should be absolutely as new, just as it came out of the factory and in truth, never have been played although this is often difficult to prove or disprove. The sound should be crystal clear with no background noise or deterioration in sound quality.
The cover and any additional items such as posters,inner sleeve or lyric sheets should also be as new, with no creases, stains or writing(an acceptable exception would be the shopkeeper's hand-written price on the rear of the sleeve) which was commom-place in the 60's and 70's, before the days of bar-coding and automated pricing machines.
NEAR MINT (NM) or (M-)
This grading means that the record and/or it's cover are just marginally short of qualifying as being Mint. The vinyl may just show signs of having been played once or twice. The area around the spindle hole should be pretty much free of spindle trace marks, or at least only have the minimum of these marks. In other words, it is close to being Mint but not quite close enough to describe as such.
There may be the very slightest crease marks on the sleeve, or the laminate may have lifted in small areas without detracting too much from it's overall appearance
There will be indications on the vinyl surface that the record has been played, possibly several times but at the same time, it has been well cared for. There should be very little deterioration in the listening experience.
The sleeve/jacket could have minor creasing and/or signs of storage wear/discoloration, particularly on the back. EX- would indicate that the record would qualify for an EX grading apart from perhaps a small initial written on the label or sleeve or a scuff on the label or other very minor defect which does not affect the overall appearance or sound quality of the item.
VERY GOOD (VG)/(VG+)/(VG-)
the record will show significant signs of having been 'well played', it will show surface scratches and/or scuffs but will still play nicely without too much background noise. The cover and extras (lyric sheets etc) will also have creases or normal wear characteristics which are usually acceptable for this grade. VG+ and VG- are simply up and down variations on this grading, depending on the degree of wear and tear.
The record has obviously been played or mis-treated so much that the sound quality is not what it used to be, but may be acceptable depending on the criteria of the individual collector. It will have several surface scratches and/or other defects but may still be useful as a 'gap filler' within a collection. The sleeve will probably be creased badly, torn or repaired with sellotape. Album sleeves may have crushed or damaged spines caused by bad storage etc.
This grade may be only just about playable, with 'skips and jumps' and not really worth having UNLESS it is exceptionally rare, in which case it could serve as a 'gap filler'. I will not list any item in this condition unless it was mega-rare and this would be shown clearly in the description, so that there is no doubt about it.
Please note that my shipping costs cover the postage, plus the packing materials. All my items are carefully packed as I want them to arrive at your end in the condition I would expect if I was the buyer. I feel confident that my shipping costs are fair and reasonable, and my feedback backs this up, but please make sure you are happy with this before buying.
For multiple purchases, I will calculate the best price/shipping method, so please wait for invoice.
Please note that any records which sell for £30 or more, will be sent by Recorded Delivery to UK . To destinations outside the UK, items will be sent using International Signed For service . This will incur an additional charge of £4.00. I make no exceptions to this as too many items are allegedly not delivered, and Paypal charge my account for them. This is therefore for both your peace of mind as well as mine. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Please wait for invoice after buying.
I no longer ship to France due to too many alleged non-deliveries, the most recent one having been sent by trackable service, with Paypal finding in my favour as it was proven to have arrived in France, and yet the buyer still thought it a good idea to spoil my high feedback profile with a negative.My apologies to all the decent French buyers but the few sometimes spoil it for the majority.
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