I am clearing out my classical music record collection and will be listing several hundred records over the next few months. This is my own personal collection which come from a smoke free home.
Each record and its cover are graded in line with the record collector grading system as noted below. Each record has been play tested prior to listing. The photographs included are actual photographs of the record and cover. Please look closely at them and if you have any queries please email me and I will try and respond as quickly as I can.
This VERY RARE & COLLECTABLE RECORD is an ORIGINAL UK COLUMBIA PRESSING ON THE DARK BLUE LABEL WITH GOLD LETTERING FIRST PRESS MONO
Visually the vinyl is in Excellent condition with a few minor marks. Soundwise the record is in excellent condition with a couple of minor pops but the sound . The cover is in Very good + condition with the laminate lifting slightly at the edges of the entrance to the sleeve - see photos. The labels are nice and clean. The record has been played on my Rega P6 with a Goldring 2400 cartridge to ensure an accurate grading is given. I have not guessed at the grading based on a visual inspection. There are no defects in the sound quality. The audio is strong and clear throughout both sides of the record.
The grading outline i am using is given below for reference. As someone who collects records I have attempted to be as honest as possible in deciding on the grading of the cover and the actual vinyl.
Postage and Shipping Costs including COMBINED SHIPPING
Please note the shipping costs outlined are for single lps and multiples of singles lps. BOXSET ARE MUCH HEAVIER.
IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE ITEMS WHICH WILL WEIGHT OVER 2KG CONTACT ME AND I WILL SEE WHAT THE CHEAPEST COURIER OPTION IS
The postage costs listed are for one lp and packaging up to a weight of 500 grams. Please note shipping costs to the UNITED STATES have increased hugely during the last few months don't know why but that is just how it is.
I am happy to combine shipping costs for more records if you wish to buy more than one. The normal maximum weight I can ship for overseas buyers via Royal Mail in one parcel is 2 kilograms this includes packaging. I may therefore be able to ship approximately 8 single lps in one parcel.
If you wish to purchase more records please contact me for a quote as all shipments will be based on actual weight.
Illustration of likely costs based on maximum weight of 2 Kilograms - please ask for EXACT costs FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES
Standard shipping costs without tracking but with proof of postage As an indication of costs shipping to the United Kingdom for one LP is £2.00 the costs of shipping via second class small parcel for 8lps is £2.95.
- As an indication of costs shipping to Europe ( including Russia ) for one LP is £5.25, the costs of shipping for 8lps to Europe is £10.52
- As an indication of costs shipping to Asia (including China and Japan) for one LP is £8.83, the costs of shipping for 8lps to Asia is £19.05.
Tracked Shipping costs
All records will be removed from the outer cover to minimise risk of damage. Records will be posted in professional cardboard cruciform mailers along with cardboard stiffeners to protect the records.
Record Grading Used
Mint: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition.
Excellent: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening of sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing.
Very Good: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
If you are not happy with your purchase I am always happy for items to be returned. This is without reservation. Please contact me if there is a problem.