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Post subject: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Oct 31, 2013 - 11:55 AM
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Got a near pristine condition second British pressing of Disraeli Gears while in Italy, but the cover is somewhat faded. Is there any way for me to restore the richness to this beautiful album cover?

While discussing this album, what would it be worth? Seriously, the vinyl itself has probably been played twice, for it was in the private collection of a serious British vinyl collector. I want to see your estimates before immediately spitting out what I paid for it, as to not sway the estimates.

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Post subject: RE: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Nov 03, 2013 - 04:06 AM
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The reason early albums in pristine condition command big dollars is that they were able to beat the odds and stay in pristine (mint) condition.
A faded cover is just that, faded. Just as when the vinyl gets scuffed, there is no going back.

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Post subject: RE: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Nov 03, 2013 - 06:08 AM
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Go on to ebay and look for an excellent cover matched with a damaged album then do a switch.
 
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Post subject: RE: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Nov 03, 2013 - 08:15 AM
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right rafter, the condition of the cover & sleeve & label greatly effect the condition of the record. if you have a nm record but the label is dirty, faded, moisture damaged, or written on it's not near mint is it?

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Post subject: RE: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Nov 03, 2013 - 02:58 PM
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::.. serious collector was the previous owner? but faded sleeve? mm... Confused

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Post subject: Re: RE: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Nov 03, 2013 - 04:23 PM
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aravel wrote:
::.. serious collector was the previous owner? but faded sleeve? mm... Confused


Excellent point.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Restoring faded vinyl album cover  PostPosted: Nov 03, 2013 - 04:25 PM
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wurlitzer1450 wrote:
right rafter, the condition of the cover & sleeve & label greatly effect the condition of the record. if you have a nm record but the label is dirty, faded, moisture damaged, or written on it's not near mint is it?


Of course, sir.

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