'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..
KISS -SOLO LP
1st Earliest 1978 Casablanca Pressing with ALL INSERTS & the Union Jack etching confirming this is a UK press.
NOT A CORNER CUT IMPORT -THIS IS A STUNNING VERY EARLIEST COPY
An outstanding 'ARCHIVED' example of this very collectable classic LP. BARELY PLAYED, EVERYTHING HERE IS SUPERB.
Label CASABLANCA NBLP 7123
Matrix NBLP 7123- AS-- K3 STERLING B2
NBLP 7123- BS-- K1 STERLING A2
Vinyl has UNION JACK ETCHING on each side confirming this is a UK press.
THE VINYL EX+ STRONG
As you can see, this vinyl is the highly prized 1st UK pressing with the 'union jack' on each side, confirming this is the very first 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 are seing fewer and fewer copies of this LP, so rarely do we see a copy at all, let alone like this.
The centre hole shows hardly a trace of spindle skate, and the hole is tight with no wear.
Under a very bright light you can see there are a few tiny light whisp lines in a few places. .....archived for many many years, a few little dust specs are on the vinyl when we slid it for checking..
There is no damage or wear to either side or anything which spoils the play. We feel it is evident this LP simply has not been played hardly at all- maybe a couple of plays only..
Finding these 1st UK pressings is becoming impossible..most you will see are later import 'cut out sleeves' copies.
OVERALL THIS IS SIMPLY A MUST FOR ANY FINAL UPGRADE COLLECTION. YOU WILL NOT SEE BETTER.
THE SLEEVE EX+ SUPERB ORIGINAL 'NO CORNER CUT' SLEEVE!
Correct low gloss finish first issued earliest sleeve from 1978. Many sleeves released in the UK were corner cut import copies..This is the correct first 1978 sleeve -no cut.
So hard to find these solo sleeves in any decent condition, they were printed on typical USA card
THIS SLEEVE IS A CRACKER..ONE OF THE VERY BEST!
This is in SUPERB condition with barely a hint of storage wear -
The edges are all super clean with only the feintest traces of rub, and the tips also have the tiniest rub, all colours and inks remain in outstanding condition
NO corner dink on the bottom open edges.
No powdery white ringwear or even ring press of any note, and all edges are super crisp.
There are a couple of tiny tiny spider lines over the edges.
The open edge remains in immaculate sharp condition with barely a hint of handling
The spine edge is totally unmarked and all legends are perfectly readable, just a couple of tiny rub spots -one little rub spot on the top front.
WE CLARIFY BY SAYING, THIS SLEEVE IS SIMPLY OUTSTANDING QUALITY.
POSTER MINT UNUSED
The poster is totally pristine, no tears or rips and as good as we have seen
MERCHANDISE SHEET MINT UNUSED
Correct full three page folded merch sheet (not a later double folded) immaculate..
THE INNER SLEEVE MINT-
Original thin photo sleeve, with no scissoring. So rare to see an undamaged one.
Vinyl is housed in further black poly liner inner bag..
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.