Hi, up for sale today are some very rare classical test pressings.
These are 1 sided test pressings on Columbia and HMV, mainly in Near Mint condition.
Some of these records are UNRELEASED Columbia SAX and HMV ASD lps; to our knowledge none of these unreleased titles have ever been available for sale before and are possibly unique.
Some of the other titles are rare pieces by highly collectible conductors such as George Szell.
Strict visual audiophile grading employed.
This listing is for:
Herbert von Karajan with Schwarzkopf, Gedda and Ludwig performing Beethoven Missa Solemnis
This stereo 2lp set never had a UK SAX issue, only a mono issue (33CX 1634-5).
It is been suggested that the SAX 2132-3 serial number was allocated to this set, but was for some reason never issued.
*This STEREO UK test pressing has never been available for sale before and is possibly unique*
4 x 1 sided Columbia stereo test pressings - matrix numbers YAX 158-7, YAX 159-5, YAX 160-4 and YAX 161-13
These records are graded NM to EX+
These records are housed in EMI 'Use Emitex' inner sleeves and the mono equivalent sleeves (in EX-condition).
Pricing - if these records have sold before in similar condition we will set the price at a similar (probably slightly lower) level.
Postage - these records will be mailed with full insurance. This will unfortunately be expensive and charged at cost. Any customs charges on international shipments will be the responsibility of the buyer. We are happy to offer combined shipping.
A full satisfaction guarantee is offered on these records - if you are not happy we are happy to refund the cost of the record on return of the record.
We will be happy to answer any questions.