THE MOST IMPORTANT SEX PISTOLS TREASURE AUCTIONED ON EBAY?
Regular visitors to our auctions know I promised something very special so delight in this astonishing find:
Pre Release LTS God Save The Queen/No Feelings Sex Pistols rarissimo single.
Many dedicated Punk collectors may not even know of the existence of this phenomenal acetate rarity but I assure you this is a totally 100% authentic, vintage Sex Pistols find that will prove to be at the Zenith of even the most important PUNK collection.
See background provenance to find from vendor:
In 1976 I arranged the now legendary all night secret Sex Pistols gig at the Screen on the Green, Islington. I also did a follow up with the Sex Pistols a year later at the same venue after their infamous Bill Grundy TV interview. All the treasures I am selling on Ebay are 100% authentic and were collected during my association with the birth and rise to greatness of the Punk movement.
R. Austin 23/3/06
Regarding this specific auction:
It was just before the release of ‘God Save the Queen’I was sitting on the corner of Malcolm’s desk in the Glitterbest offices on Denmark Street (where I often popped in for a coffee), chatting with him and Sophie, his PA. Malcolm opened his desk drawer, reached in and handed me an advance copy of the single. On the LTS label, with a B side ‘No Feelings’.
R. Austin 23/3/06
When Roger approached me about selling this beauty I contacted Detour Records as I trust their experience on valuation and authentication of genuine rarities, see below for the amazing revelation that followed that contact:
David "Dizzy" Holmes
The treasure that you are auctioning is a very special item of great importance and incredible rarity. I was lucky enough to buy my copy of this acetate way back in about 1985. My copy came from Roger Armstrong / Ted Carroll of Chiswick Records. Ted had told me that Malcolm McLarren had called into the shop one day and had given him the acetate to see if they were interested in signing them.
Since that day I was convinced I had the only surviving copy of this incredibly rare acetate, and I certainly know a few dedicated Punk collectors who would absolutely love this for their collection. Then out of the blue you called and said that you have miraculously found another surviving copy. This news was disappointing to me in one way as my copy wasn’t the only copy BUT great provenance as our singles match(thanks for all the photos) and confirm the authenticity of our mutual finds.
Over the years I have been made substantial offers for my copy but it is the jewel in my collection and much treasured so not even considering selling, I am delighted you are giving someone the chance to own this beauty and wish you Good Luck with the sale.
Kind Regards Dizzy.
Condition is pretty rough with wear from nearly 30 years but I am delighted to say still plays and I have had the honour of listening to the single. I must admit I felt privileged just handling this piece of Music History so to hear the sound from one of the most important singles ever was amazing. Pressed around the corner from Sex Pistols office shrieks genuine article!
Will come with fully signed provenance and a letter of authenticity from R.Austin which will contain background on acquisition.
We have sold lots of important PUNK treasures over the last years and all have been deemed authentic so bid with absolute confidence.
This is probably the best Sex Pistols item we have ever offered to the international market-ENJOY you lucky winner I am jealous already.
Grab your chance to own a genuine piece of music history.
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On 24-Mar-06 at 00:16:51 GMT, seller added the following information: EBAY AUCTION Item number: 4838165513 provides good relevant info regarding significance and value of this find.Good guide to rarity of these early Pistol treasures.On 24-Mar-06 at 10:19:00 GMT, seller added the following information:
MANY EMAILS ON EXACT CONDITION: As I said rough with many surface scratches and a deep score on side B towards the end,couple of white marks around exterior rim. Still plays. Labels good with typing obviously from a vintage contemporary machine. I know condition for vinyl is very important but I forgive this early treasure's well worn Punk look as the rarity is so incredible. I believe this to be a piece of Music History as well as a super rare single.