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Post subject: Should I be excited?  PostPosted: Apr 29, 2014 - 06:36 PM
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Hi there - first post so please accept my apologies for any mistakes!

Just starting to get back into listening to vinyl after a break of more than twenty years and have finally got round to identifying several previously unidentified LPs I've had stashed away in a box all that time. The records in question were rescued, by my late grandmother, from a dustbin in London in about 1970. I think I'm right in saying that she worked near to Polydor Records at the time.

I've discovered that I have the following LPs...

Blind Faith - first and only album, white label
Crosby Stills & Nash - self-titled, white label
Rare Bird - first album, white label
Lulu - "New Routes", acetate
Matthews Southern Comfort - first album, acetate

No outer sleeve or artwork for any of them. Only the Rare Bird disk identifies the artist/publisher on the label. The acetates have no labels at all.

Have played all five disks - various pops clicks etc. Obviously need to be properly cleaned professionally, but I will freely admit they're not in pristine condition.

Never been a collector so I've no idea whether these records have any real value.

I'd be very grateful for your thoughts!
 
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Post subject: RE: Should I be excited?  PostPosted: Apr 30, 2014 - 02:38 PM
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If what you have are 3 test pressings and 2 acetates, then you've got some nice stuff, but you should determine definitively what you've got. Matrix numbers will help a lot and I'm not an expert at deciphering those, but someone on here may be able to help. Also acetates don't hold up well to repeated playing so be judicial about listening and track as light as possible.

edit: pictures would help too, 60kb or less & 600x600 or less.
 
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i'm kinda eagerly awaiting more thoughts/opinions too! Some interesting stuff ya got there Cool
 
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Some of our UK folk oughtta be able to shed a bit more light.....nice pieces, though!

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OK, the white labels will probably be demos, in mint condition the Blind Faith would be much sought after, but without the controversial sleeve and in low grade condition I would not expect a top price, I would love to own it but condition condition condition, Rare Bird, the same, condition lets it down, Lulu, interesting, the rest not sure about. I would be excited as a collector, as a seller not so much, I only sell excellent to near mint unless its ultra rare.
 
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