Vinyl Records 1950s to 1980s   for sale from www.comicsmagazines.com

VINYL RECORDS

GRADING SYSTEM

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COMICS MAGAZINES IS BUYING

We are buying pre 1980s boys' and girls' comics, commando comics, Marvel, DC, Dell and other American comics and magazines, 1950s British reprints of USA comics and magazines - most genres  - super-hero, war, romance, science fiction, horror, crime, western wanted.  Pop and music magazines and papers, vintage pin-up magazines,  Dinky,  Corgi, Matchbox cars, bubble gum cards, vinyl records-pop, rock, soul, psyche, jazz, blues, classical ...Vintage fashion magazines, dressmaking patterns, women's magazines, girls' comics and magazines, photo news magazines, costume jewellery, fashion accessories. Also vintage fashion dolls - Barbie, Sindy and costumes...and much more.

Give us a call, or send us an e-mail if you are selling vintage items, collectables and memorabilia as there are so many more items not listed here that we are buying.

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 GRADING OF VINYL RECORDS.

 
The vast majority of vinyl records are due to time available visually graded.  Higher priced items will be played where possible.and any defects noted. Grading any record is subjective no matter which grading system used,  so we have tried to simplify things on this website (particularly for non collectors).  We use a simple number system based alongside on the UK grading system. 10 = highest grade / 1 = lowest grade.
 
Unless noted, non picture sleeve 45s will be in plain white sleeves NOT as issued company sleeves.
 
We have decided to adopt the basic  RECORD COLLECTOR  system for our basic grading guide as it is probably the most widely used one in the UK as the basis for our system.  Against this system we adden some in-between grades and have given numeric values to the grades.
 

MINT - 10 The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.  We rarely use this grading for vintage vinyl records and rarely for covers.

NEAR MINT - 9  Record has obviously been taken out of the sleeve, and the sleeve has been handled and both may have minor imperfections

EXCELLENT-NEAR MINT - A very high grade record and sleeve, but just not enought to be NM or Mint

EXCELLENT -7  The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing.

MOST RECORDS LISTED WITH INDIVIDUAL GRADES WILL BE IN EX -7 to NM 9 condition

VERY GOOD-EX -6 Record has been played over the years and sleeve handled, but with care and only at most a light scratch or two and minot handling wear to packaging

VERY GOOD - 5  The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.

GOOD - 4 The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF USED RECORDS FALL INTO GOOD - 4 to VG - 5 CONDITION.  We list these records seperately under one general grading range, so please do not expect high grade records when purchasing these ones

FAIR - 3  The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced.

POOR - 2  The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.

BAD - 1  The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler

THE LOWER GRADES Bad -1 to FAIR 3 ARE NOT GRADES THAT WE BUY OR SELL

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