ROBERT JOHNSON Vocalion 4002 Stop Breakin' Down Blues/Honeymoon Blues RARE 78
  $   4,619


$ 4619 Sold For
Aug 9, 2022 Sold Date
Aug 2, 2022 Start Date
4   Number Of Bids
  USA Country Of Seller
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King of the Delta Blues, it is Robert Johnson from his last session in 1937. STOP BREAKIN' DOWN BLUES is a great Blues, which was later covered by Sonny Boy Williamson, Baby Boy Warren and the Rolling Stones.
Seldom offered for sale.
CONDITION:  V  this record has considerable play, groove wear and some needle marks. However, it is not a juke box 78 with deep wear. The label has a scratch on the HONEYMOON side, but not bad enough to penetrate the label.
Standard 78 Grading:
N-   NEW MINUS - Highest grade used. Appears unplayed. Full luster. Slight signs of handling
E+   EXCELLENT PLUS - Full luster remains. Very few careful plays. Slightest indications of use or handling.
E    EXCELLENT - Almost full luster. Mild signs of play,  but no serious wear, scratches or scuffs.
E-  EXCELLENT MINUS - Some luster remains,  but record has some apparent wear, scuffs and / or scratches. Still a pretty nice 78, acceptable to most collectors.
V+  VERY GOOD PLUS - Record has considerable wear, scuff and / or scratches. Still plays pretty well but is clearly a used record. An AVERAGE USED 78 is in the V to V+ range.
V   VERY GOOD - Mostly or fully gray from use. Obvious surface noise but probably still plays pretty well. Scuffing and / or scratches more prominent.
V-  VERY GOOD MINUS - Further deterioration. Fully gray with deeper wear and heavy surface noise.
G   GOOD - Very rough, deeply gray, surface noise about equal to music.
F   FAIR - Really beat 78 that may skip. Surface noise exceeds music.

Shipping Details:  78s require special attention. Deep, oversized boxes are used. The 78s are sandwiched between at least four cardboard filler pads (slats) and packed with styrofoam peanuts and/or bubble wrap for safe arrival. I do not use LP mailers or 10 inch pizza box mailers.
Postage: USA. Priority Mail for expensive 78s $14.00.
Postage International: International First Class is $28.00. 
Background:  I have been a collector and occasional seller since 1967. You can buy with confidence because I am an experienced grader and packer.
Guaranty:  Records are fully guaranteed. Return within 30 days for full refund if not satisfied. Buyer pays return postage. There has been very little loss, breakage or dissatisfaction over the years. 
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