Hello! Please note, that this auction will end on late Tuesday January 2nd UK time. Of course, I usually end my auctions on Sundays. However, as this coming Sunday falls on News Years Eve in the UK this is impossible. I do NOT stop for the Christmas period, and will be listing some truly INCREDIBLE items! In fact, most of my listings over the Christmas period have all come from one AMAZING collection, and are the BEST and RAREST items I have seen for a very VERY long time. So don't forget to check back before Tuesday January 2nd UK time - to see some the BEST ITEMS I have EVER listed! Please read on about this AMAZING item below, and GOOD LUCK if you decide to bid:-
On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by Nick Drake called "Pink Moon" and is an ORIGINAL 1972 UK 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Pink Rim 'Palm Tree' Island label!!!!
THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF NICK DRAKES RAREST LPs EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1972 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED, IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS - AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! THIS LP IS MADE EVEN RARER STILL, AS IT IS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! THIS LP HAS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1U/1U MATRIX ENDINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'MATT' LABELS (LATER ONES ARE SHINY!), AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1/1 MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION (WITH AN AWESOME RECORD!) - AND HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL (ONLY ONCE OR TWICE AT THE VERY MOST!)!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1972 UK 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'MATT' PINK RIM 'PALM TREE' ISLAND LABEL, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1U/1U MATRIX ENDINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1/1 MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'TINSLEY ROBOR' GATEFOLD COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Island UK 1st Pressing from 1972 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is ILPS 9184 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Island Label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels are in AMAZING condition (see pictures) with NO writing, NO wear, and barely ANY spindle marks AT ALL!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HAS ONLY EVER BEEN PLAYED ONCE OR TWICE AT THE VERY MOST!!!! The vinyl is in absolutely AWESOME condition!!!! Most of these 60s/70s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, only 2 or 3 absolutely ULTRA light TINY surface traces, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND LOOKS AMAZING!!!! It is also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO pops, barely ANY clicks AT ALL (virtually NONE!), NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY low level background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade MINT(Minus)!!!!! AWESOME RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Tinsley Robor' Gatefold Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The cover has NO edge splits, NO sticker marks, NO sticker tears, only 2 or 3 TINY indentations, NO edge wear (apart from some almost INVISIBLE 'touching in' traces!), NO spine splits, only some almost INVISIBLE 'touching in' traces to the spinal edge, NO rips, NO tears, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), only a VERY few light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), barely ANY rubbing AT ALL to the cover front, only VERY slight rubbing to the cover back, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the inside of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO grubbyness, NO yellowing, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1972 UK 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING OF "PINK MOON" BY NICK DRAKE, IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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