'ITS THE VINYL COUNTDOWN'
Welcome to 'Its the vinyl countdown' music auctions. Here you will find some of the most incredible rare records and music memorabilia for your collection. We pride ourselves on auctioning only the highest grade records and items, you will not see anything listed here below EX+ condition, unles the item is extremely rare. You will not see worn covers, warped records or scratched records. We simply do not bother with them.
We list in many cases, 'Archived' & 'mint' condition items, we are able to source from private collections all over the UK. So we hope you can be put at ease that what you are bidding on is of the highest quality.
We play through most of the records, unless the item is clearly mint, or sealed..in which case we don't play them, thus maintaining their 'unplayed' status! Obviously with some of these rare items there will be the odd 'anomoly' along the way , the odd little static pop or lead in 'sizzle' for a split second.. nothing is perfect we find! all systems differ, but we aim to describe these as accurately as possible for you.... PLEASE ENJOY THIS ITEM YOU ARE NOW LOOKING AT..
'NEVER SAY DIE'
UK rare 1st 1//1 2//2 Pressing LP - RARE LAMINATED SLEEVE
An outstanding 'ARCHIVED' example of this very collectable classic LP. Stunning clean vinyl and top sleeve
Label VERTIGO 9102 751
Matrix 9102751 1V //1 STR Stamper 1 2 5 STRAWBERRY
9102751 2V //2 STR Stamper 1 1 7 STRAWBERRY
THE VINYL EX+
As you can see, this vinyl is the highly prized 1st EARLY 'STRAWBERRY' UK pressing with the matrix numbers on each side, confirming this is a FIRST 1978 pressing.
This first pressing is a superb vinyl which has retained its amazing glossy sheen and finish. There is no dulling anywhere and overall it is in incredible condition for an LP of this age. The edges are silky smooth, typical of these vintage pressings. We rarely see copies of this LP at all, let alone like this.
The centre hole shows SOME LIGHT spindle skate lines, the holes remain tight.
Under a very bright light you can see there are a few tiny light whisp lines and a fw light hairlines, no scratches or marks that spoil the play
JUST A LITTLE TINY LIGHT LEAD IN STATIC AS YOU WOUL EXPECT, THEN THE OPENING TRACK BOOMS OUT IN STUNNING STEREO SOUND! A few tiny little pops along the way in a couple of places..no skips or jumps on our system.
The whole LP plays fantastic.
THE LABELS MINT Both are superb condition, original matt labels with no damage or writing
THE SLEEVE EX STRONG
Correct LAMINATED first issued earliest sleeve. Later presses were unlaminated
This whole sleeve is in SUPERB condition with very little signs of wear
The edges are all super clean with only SOME LIGHT TIP RUB on the opene edge corners where the lamination stops short.
All colours and inks remain in outstanding condition like new!!!
The lamination is gleaming like a mirror and there is no bubbling -There is a slight 'ripple' on the openeing edge of the sleeve and some very light ring press.
Just a couple of little spider lines over the edges. The spine edge is totally unmarked and all legends are perfectly readable, just a couple of tiny spider lines over the edge
WE CLARIFY BY SAYING, THIS SLEEVE IS SUPERB QUALITY. AND THESE LAMINATE SLEEVES ARE BECOMING VERY HARD TO FIND.
THE INNER SLEEVE EX
thick card printed inner sleeve with NO thumb groove - Some light rub and ring wear and a few light creases..no scissoring.
We hope you enjoy looking at this item, and good luck if you decide to bid for it...We can safely say you will not be dissapointed- If you need to know anyting else, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
All our items are sent 'signed delivery' tracked to your door, (we have never had an item go missing anywhere in the world!) for peace of mind for both you and us! All items are sent in strong protective mailer boxes and stiffeners. With over 28 years in mail order and the music industry 'worldwide' we pride ourselves on the fact you can bid safely on all our items, and knowing you are being dealt with by professionals.