'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..
'BLUE FOR YOU'
IMMACULATE EARLIEST 1976 COPY - MELYS ETCHING AND 'FIRST 11 11 MOTHER STAMPERS'
ORIGINAL FIRST MATT GATEFOLD SLEEVE WITH FOILED LETTERS
THE SLEEVE IS SUPERB AND SO HARD TO FIND THIS CLEAN..THE VINYL APPEARS JUST LIKE NEW- ONE PLAY, MAYBE TWO?!
Label VERTIGO 9102 006
Matrix 9102 006 1Y//2 XX1 Stamper: 1 5 12 MELYS
9102 006 2Y//2 420 04 Stamper: 1 1 1 1
THE VINYL MINT - TIME CAPSULE CONDITION
This first pressing thick vinyl is simply like new..stored away archived since 1976
This 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. Heavyweight vinyl, typical of these vintage POLYDOR pressings. We are seing fewer and fewer copies of this LP, so rarely do we see a copy at all, let alone like this.
THERE IS SURPLUS WAX AROUND THE SPINDLE HOLE AND BARELY ANY HINT OF 'SPINDLE SKATE'..IT IS CLEARLY BARELY PLAYED FROM NEW-
Barely a hint of any static or crackle in the grooves, it sounds stunning!
ASIDES FROM A FEW LIGHT INCIDENTAL WHISPS ON THE VINYL - and one tiny little dull spot there is NO WEAR, DAMAGE OR MARKS AT ALL. it is an incredible vinyl.
YOU WILL NOT SEE BETTER.
THE LABELS MINT MATT LABELS with SILVER FOILED LETTERING & LOGO
THE SLEEVE EX+ SILVER FOILED 1st SLEEVE
Correct FLAT MATT square spine Gatefold sleeve -by 'HOWARDS'. The hardestQUO sleeve to find without damage, AS this release is a terror for bad ring wear and scuff to the powdery and scuffing to the silver foiled logos
THIS SLEEVE IS AMAZING, AND HAS ESCAPED PRETTY MUCH UNSCATHED SINCE IT WAS PRINTED!
There is absolutely no scuff or wear to the silver inks..which normally results in black ink showing through..not this one1 it is immaculate
The edges are all super clean with only the lightest hint of rub on the the spine tips and along the bottom edge
No powdery white ringwear and no ring press on either face.
All edges are super crisp with only some light tip rub on the four corners..
The open edge remains in immaculate sharp condition with no real hint of any handling
The open out of the gatefold is simply superb, no dulling, white rub or wear at all.
A couple of light spider lines and one little crease on teh ront top edge
WE CLARIFY BY SAYING, THIS SLEEVE IS SIMPLY OUTSTANDING 'ARCHIVED' QUALITY.
THE INNER SLEEVE MINT-
CARD INNER WITH SILVER FOILED LETTERING..THIS IS PRISTINE NO SCISSORING OR WEAR AT ALL
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.