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WE'RE BAACCK! YO VINYL-MEN, VINYL-WOMEN & VINYLETTES! THIS IS VINYL-MAN, BACK FROM HIATUS AND JUST GETTING OVER THE RETIREMENT OF DIANA THE AUCTION GODDESS(20+YEARS).
MYSELF, MY SON WILLIE AND DIANA'S DAUGHTER LAUREN WILL CONTINUE THE AUCTIONS. THE # OF ALBUMS WILL BE LOWER BUT THE QUALITY, (WE HOPE) WILL BE HIGHER!
ALL ALBUMS ARE STEREO UNLESS MARKED MONO. ALL ALBUMS ARE GUARANTEED! MIN. BID IS $10 - AUCTION ENDS TUES. APRIL 2nd 4:00 EST. - GOOD LUCK!!!
Email: bids@vinyl-man.com ph: 412-247-2921 address: Vinyl-Man 6920 McClure Ave. Pgh. Pa 15218

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GRADING, ABBREVIATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS:

Mint  not sealed but as good as it gets
M- nothing at all wrong with it –just not mint
Ex  good condition – plays great with some minor stuff (ring wear, scuffs etc.) keeping it from the M- category.
Vg+ - a much misunderstood grade.  I usually only place vintage, older sought after Vg+ stuff (jazz-soul-blues-50’s & 60’s rock etc.) on my auctions.  If you are buying to listen and enjoy the 50 -60 year old albums bid a little less and these records will be fine for you.  If you are a dealer looking to re-sell my Vg+ albums and get rich I wouldn’t do it.
Vg (or lower) truly rare and unusual
Remember all albums are guaranteed and may be returned for a full refund  (postage included)  Minimum bid is $10.00

Abbreviations and explanations:

‘360’ -black-white-written around label-tells the age of the pressing
Bk – book or booklet with lp
Black RB – Black label with rainbow-these labels help identify age of lp
Decal – usually added to shrink wrap or cover to clarify contents
D.G. – older 50’s-60’s lps especially Blue Note (Jazz) have a deeper groove around label- this helps to identify the age and pressing – 1st press, 2nd press etc.
Die-cut – album cover has portions with die-cut design
Drummer –icon on label of original 1st press Emarcy, Mercury lps
F.O. - cover folds open in some way other than Gf
Gf – gatefold
Guar. Hi-fi – guaranteed Hi-fi (mono)
Inserts – various paper and promotions inside lp
Ltd.Ed – limited edition pressing- sometimes numbered
Lyr.Sht – separate lyric sheet included with lp
Lyr.Slv – lyric sleeve for lp
OBI – strip on outside of cover, approx. 2-3” wide, mostly on foreign emports and 12”
Pic-disc – picture disc
Promo – promotional copy identified as such on either cover or label
SmSpl – seam of lp is split around top, bottom or side
SngStkr – a sticker on original shrink wrap promoting songs on lp
SRW – slight ring wear on cover
SW - record has original shrink wrap
TOBC- tear on back cover
T/S – Time Strip promotional lp sent to DJs, record stores or reviewers. Songs, titles and timing of lps usually a white 3-4 “ sticker across lower third of cover
Trumpet – icon on label or original 1st press Verve etc. labels
Virgin Vinyl – non-recycled vinyl quality see thru pressing
WLP! – these labels are mostly white promo copies, some other colors will be labeled pink, yellow lt. Blue etc on description.
WOC – writing, stamping or marking on record cover
WOL – writing, stamping or marking on record label
CC – cut corner on cover
Hole – small hole punched in cover
Not – record cover has thin notch on top or side
   All 3 of the above were done by record companies to designate albums as non-returnable for full store credit



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