Impossibly Rare THE STOOGES self-titled 1969 SOUTH AFRICA (EKS 74051)
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Item will be posted with tracking number. Postage @ $25 via airmail with tracking number. Add an extra $7.50 per additional LP record.
Please note: expected delivery time varies from 1 week to 8 weeks depending on current South African Post Office service levels/logistical challenges AND on the receiving country (due to customs procedures in certain countries (USA, Italy, Spain,China for example).----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Impossibly rare The Stooges-The Stooges 1969 SOUTH AFRICA. The only time a copy of this particular pressing was sold on eBay was 10 years ago. Elekta (stereo). Category number: EKS 74051. Interpak label on sleeve.
Sleeve: VG (the main issue is crinkling/lifting of the laminate which is not at all unusual for South African pressings. Creasing/ring impression (particularly near the opening) of the lightweight card itself is mainly confined to the back as per photos. Corner wear but not edge wear. Spine is legible but not quite straight because of laminate pull in the left-hand corner. Wear to the opening. I've included photos of all angles.)
Inner: VG (clean but split at bottom. A US-printed inner and therefore not original.)
Vinyl: VG+/VG+ (plays EX/EX with superb dynamic sound. The only trace of background noise I can detect is in between some tracks, but not the tracks themselves. The labels are clean with no spindle marks. Visually: There are scuffs and hairline/sleeve marks but these do not affect play.
Shipping included in price.This record will be shipped via SAPO EMS (signed for).