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Post subject: Test pressing.  PostPosted: Jul 19, 2013 - 02:33 AM
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Hi please bare with me I am very new to all of this! I have recently bought a pile of older records when sorting throu them I have found 21 albums that I have been told by a friend are test pressings how would I go about getting these valued? I am in Australia. some of the albums are the best of the troggs and 2 Johnny Cash ones!
I also have some that have a sticker on them saying sample not for sale what does this mean?
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Post subject: Re: Test pressing.  PostPosted: Jul 19, 2013 - 10:57 AM
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amybastian1 wrote:
Hi please bare with me I am very new to all of this! I have recently bought a pile of older records when sorting throu them I have found 21 albums that I have been told by a friend are test pressings how would I go about getting these valued? I am in Australia. some of the albums are the best of the troggs and 2 Johnny Cash ones!
I also have some that have a sticker on them saying sample not for sale what does this mean?
Thank you


Hello and welcome to the RCG.

"Sample Not For Sale" would be a promo or promotional copy, typically sent out to radio stations. Depending on artist and title, these promos may or may not command a premium over a normal retail copy.

Can you describe the "test pressings" in further detail?

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Thanks for your reply cactuscowboy Smile
I am trying to add a pic here but it tells me all the images are too big!
All the records are similar they all have a white label with a ink stamp of the company name, a number and side then an album name and artist or some only have the artist not the album name.
they all have a number etched around in the black though some have much more than others in this part.
eg. Showtime- Johnny Cash has: CMX 33859 33861/2 SMX 33713 33523 XSBV 130236-1E SUN 106-A
yet this one
Best of the Troggs only has: 2A SMX 33435 and a triangle with a dot above.
 
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Post subject: RE: Test pressing.  PostPosted: Jul 22, 2013 - 12:44 PM
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You can shrink your pics with a photo editor, or post them somewhere else and give us links, or post them somewhere else and insert them directly with the 'IMG' button.
 
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Post subject: RE: Test pressing.  PostPosted: Jul 23, 2013 - 05:44 AM
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Amy, how old are you? If we know that, a good number of RCG guys will certainly be most eager to "bare" with you! Very Happy
 
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Dr Dark,

I am sitting here, trying to think of a response to your post. For the life of me, I cannot begin to think of something to say. Can someone give me a hand?
 
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