John Lee Hooker on Modern Hollywood 901 "It's Stormin' and Rainin'" blues 78, V+ grade plays very well
"The VJM Record Grading System... was devised by the publishers of Record Changer magazine in the 1940s, and the system now known as the VJM Grading System is a refined version of the former, introduced in the early 1950s."
As new and unplayed (there are virtually no 78s that can categorically be claimed to be unplayed).
Nearly Mint, but has been played. No visible signs of wear or damage.
Plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets.
Still very shiny, near new looking, with no visible signs of wear but a few inaudible scuffs and scratches.
Still shiny but without the lustre of a new record, few light scratches.
V+ is an average condition 78 in which scuffs and genral use has dulled the finish somewhat. Wear is moderate but playing is generally free from distortion. Surface noise not overly pronounced.
Moderate, even wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not intrusive.
Quite playable still, but distortion and heavy greying in loud passages. Music remains loud in most passages. Surface noise and scratches well below music level.
Grey throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled. Heavy scratches.
Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise.
Music still prominent, but wear and scatch damage extensive.
Most of music remains audible over surface noise, but listening now uncomfortable.
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Visual grading is standard, unless playgrading is specified in the auction description. All records are carefully and visually inspected under a cool, bright light. If you disagree with my visual grade I will send a full refund less return postage on any item returned within 30 business days of the auction's end date.
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Properly packed single-disc parcels start at 2-pounds, and increase in 1-pound increments for approximately every 2 discs added, so I must ask $1.00 per each additional disc. It makes sense to switch from Regional to Flat Rate if you win many records at once.
ALL 78s ARE SHIPPED VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL ONLY. Standard or Flat Rate will be selected depending on the overall weight of your order. One method will save you a few dollars, the general rule being a heavy multiple order will benefit from using Flat Rate Priority... whereas a lighter weight parcel is best served by using Standard Priority.
Properly packed single-disc parcels start at 2-pounds, and increase in 1-pound increments for approximately every 2 discs added, so I must ask $4 USD per each additional disc. You can see after about five records, it will be best to switch from Standard to Flat Rate. Up to 20 pounds (around twenty-five separate discs or two album sets) can be safely nestled in a Flat Rate carton for one flat rate price.
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On Mar-02-12 at 20:25:30 PST, seller added the following information:
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