Rolling Stones 12x5 vinyl LP rare London ffrr UK export PS402 alt cover 1st pres

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Start Price: GBP 100
End Date: 2018-09-12
Start Date: 2018-09-02
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Rolling Stones 12x5 vinyl LP rare London ffrr UK export PS402 alt cover 1st pres

Artist The Rolling Stones
Modified Item No
Country/Region of Manufacture United Kingdom
Custom Bundle No
Style Classic
Duration LP
Decade 1960s
Record Grading VGminus
Speed 33 RPM
Record Size 12"
Title 12x5
Record Label London
Release Year 1965
Language English
Edition First Pressing
Genre Rock
Non-Domestic Product No
Sleeve Grading FairMinus
Special Attributes Original Cover

Hello.  If you are reading this listing you probably already know this but … this generally considered to be the rarest Rolling Stones LP pressing.  Its a London ffrr stereo pressing made in the UK for export … no-one knows for certain its original intended destination … theories include that they were for export to Scandinavia, Hong Kong or even the US.  Super rare, very sought after by Stones collectors and only comes up for auction infrequently as a result.  I'm selling it because I've just managed to buy a copy in even better condition from a charity shop!!!!!  I've been putting off selling this for over a decade because I just love the darn thing but who needs two of them eh?

The vinyl of this copy has clean labels and sits flat on the turntable, there are some light spindle marks though.  I would say it grades (RRPG grade) VGminus as there is light crackle and there are a few moderate pops in places.  I've played it a few times on 2 turntables and there are definitely no jumps, no deep scratches, no sticking, no warp, no dishing.

The sleeve hasn't had quite such a good life.  The best bet is for you to look very very closely at the photographs.  The main issue is that it is falling apart … one side is completely split and the other is heading very much in that direction.  At some point in its life the sleeve has been taped round the edges.  It is very, very warn.  It is, however, still just about complete and intact.  The only writing on it is very small '13' written just to the left of the London logo on the front sleeve top right hand corner.  There are also lots of age spots on it.  Check the photos closely, if you need more photos sent to you just let me know.

Catalogue number is PS 402, matrix numbers are ZAL 6483-2L / ZAL 6494-3L.  Unfortunately it doesn't have the original inner sleeve.

JUST IN CASE WE FORGET WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT …. THE MUSIC IS AWESOME, the sound on this pressing is good and punchy.

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