Record Grading :
Each entry indicates reference number, speed (LP/45), Artist, Title, Label, Label #, Condition, comments and price. All prices are in US dollars.
Unless noted, every record is an original issue for the label and catalog number given.
Here.s a brief explanation of my grading system, followed by an overview of abbreviations you will encounter...
SS Still Sealed - in factory-fresh condition
M Mint - I don't use this grade.
M- Mint Minus - a near perfect, probably unplayed record
VG+ Very Good Plus . close to like new with only superficial signs of use that don.t affect play. Only well cared for records will grade out to VG+. Will satisfy all but the most demanding collector.
VG Very Good - a used, reasonable copy. There will be obvious signs of wear and the possibility of light surface noise between tracks or during quiet passages, but still quite nice.
VG- Very Good Minus - significant wear and marks and usually quite noticeable surface noise.
G+ Good Plus. In the record world, 'Good' is not good! From here on down (Fair, Poor), we're talking about beat-up records.
co = drill hole in label or jacket (or saw mark/cut corner on cover)
cw = cover wear
dj = promotional issue 45
djt = dj timing strip (12" x 4" white sticker on cover detailing titles and playing time)
es = electric stereo (the record industry.s sorry attempt at giving stereo-like sound characteristics to mono recordings)
lbl = label
ps = picture sleeve (for 45's)
pc = picture cover (hard cover . usually 45rpm Eps)
re = reissue
sl = slight
tobc = tag on back cover
tol = tag on label
wlp = white label promo
woc = writing on cover
wol = writing on label
#ol = number on label
oc = on cover
obc = on back cover
promo stamp=usually gold embossed notice on jacket indicating that item intended for promotional use
split seams, 4" split, 8" taped seam, etc... = all refer to cover damage
all these comments have no bearing on the disc itself, but only refer to the cover or label.