The Washingtonians Duke Ellington 1928 Brunswick 4009 E+ Black Beauty
  $   103


$   103 Sold For
Mar 29, 2016 End Date
Mar 22, 2016 Start Date
$   24 Start price
2 Number Of Bids
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The Washingtonians

Duke Ellington  

1928 Brunswick 4009

Black Beauty ~ Take It Easy

Grade: E+ (with 2 tiny scratches and a sleeve scuff) This record looks beautiful to me! Glossy and plays great! The Brunswick sleeve is average and has tears.

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I am a novice at grading and may miss something. I am doing my best providing you with quality pictures and using the VJM grading definitions as my guideline. I can use an old Rheem Califone Model 1430A to play any questionable defect of the record and then I determine the effect it has on the sound and include this information in the description. No EQ is used.

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This item is part of an extensive collection and is offered for sale by the James Lyons Trust, Frank E. Bysfield Trustee. Jim spent years searching for these records. Current inventoried record collection is over 20,000 records.

Regarding returns, the buyer pays return shipping in same condition and packaging as we sent it and shipped same way. Refunded amount will be the purchase price less a restocking fee of 15%. Contact me before you return any record(s) I will work with you to resolve any problem you may have to your satisfaction.

The records are packed with the utmost care, with approximately 3” of packaging peanuts above and below, the record(s) is secured in between two layers of cardboard on each side, then wrapped in bubble wrap. We want you to receive your purchase undamaged, not in pieces!


N (78) M (LP). As new and unplayed (there are virtually no 78s that can categorically be claimed to be unplayed).

E+ (78) VG+ (LP). Plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets. E+ is the highest grade I use.

E (78) VG (LP). Still very shiny, near new looking, with no visible signs of wear, but a few inaudible scuffs and scratches.

E- (78) VG- (LP). Still shiny but without the lustre of a new record, few light scratches. LP: Some wear, scratches and scuffs, but no skipped or repeat grooves.

V+ (78) G+ LP. V+ is an average condition 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled the finish somewhat. Wear is moderate but playing is generally free from distortion. Surface noise not overly pronounced. LP: Below average with scuffs and scratches on fewer than half the tracks. No skips or repeat grooves.

V (78) G (LP). Moderate, even wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not intrusive.

V- (78) G- (LP). 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. LP: Lowest Grade. Audible scratches, etc. on more than half the tracks. Listening uncomfortable.

G+ (78). Grey throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled. Heavy scratches.

G (78). Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise.

G- (78). Music still prominent, but wear and scratch damage extensive.

F (78). Most of music remains audible over surface noise, but listening now uncomfortable.

P (78). Unplayable.


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