GRADING CRITERIA


STRICT GUIDELINES ARE APPLIED THROUGHOUT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS:

MINT (M)
A MINT ITEM MUST BE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. PRISTINE. NOTHING ELSE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS MINT. EVEN BRAND NEW PURCHASES CAN BE EASILY FLAWED IN SOME MANNER AND NOT QUALIFY AS MINT. TO ALLOW FOR TINY BLEMISHES, THE HIGHEST GRADE USED IS . . . .

NEAR MINT (NM)
ALLOWING FOR TINY BLEMISHES, THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE GIVEN LESS THAN MINT. THE ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT, BEAUTIFUL CONDITION.

VERY GOOD (VG)
RECORDS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM VISUAL OR AUDIBLE IMPERFECTIONS, WHICH SHOULD NOT DETRACT MUCH FROM YOUR ENJOYMENT OF OWNING THEM. THIS GRADE IS HALFWAY BETWEEN GOOD AND NEAR-MINT. SLIGHT GROOVE WEAR MAY BE PRESENT DUE TO PLAY. LABELS, SLEEVES OR COVERS MAY SHOW SOME SIGNS OF WEAR AND HANDLING; HOWEVER, NO MAJOR DETRACTIONS - TEARS, EXCESSIVE STAINS, OR WRITING - SHOULD BE PRESENT.

THEREFORE WE WILL ATTACH LEVELS TO VERY GOOD:

VERY GOOD ++
LOOKS BRAND NEW WITH SOME SLIGHT SIGNS OF HANDLING/AGE.

VERY GOOD +
VERY NICE CONDITION ITEM. SHOWS SIGNS OF HANDLING/AGE.

VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD CONDITION RELATIVE TO ITS AGE.
SHOWS MINOR SIGNS OF HANDLING/AGE.
OKAY TO KEEP IN ONE'S COLLECTION.

ADDITIONAL RECORD INFO

TO PROTECT YOUR ORIGINAL BEATLES VINYL INVESTMENT, FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROVIDES THE VERY BEST IN QUALITY LIFETIME PROTECTION WITH EVERY ORDER!

ALL LP ALBUM COVERS ARE FIRST SLIPPED INTO A TIGHT-FITTING 2 MIL MYLAR CRYSTAL CLEAR RESEALABLE SLEEVE THAT WILL NEVER FADE OR CRACK. IN ADDITION, A 4 MIL "MYLAR D" CRYSTAL CLEAR 13" X 13" SLEEVE IS ALSO INCLUDED FOR THE ULTIMATE OUTER "DOUBLE" PROTECTION - MADE OF ARCHIVAL POLYESTER, APPROVED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FOR LONG TERM STORAGE. THIS SLEEVE WILL NEVER DISCOLOR OR CRACK, AND IS A STURDY FILM THAT GIVES EXTRA SUPPORT TO YOUR ALBUM COVER. THE LP RECORD ALBUM IS HOUSED IN A 12" WHITE ACID-FREE INNER SLEEVE, THAT IS LINED WITH A LAYER OF POLYPROPYLENE FOR THE ULTIMATE CARE OF THE VINYL. DURING IT'S TIME IN OUR INVENTORY, THE RECORD IS NEVER STORED IN THE ACCOMPANYING ALBUM COVER, BUT SLIPPED INTO THE OUTER MYLAR SLEEVE BEHIND THE ALBUM COVER.

ALL 45 RPM 7" PICTURE SLEEVES (STORED & SOLD SEPARATELY FROM THE 45 SINGLE) HAVE A .028" THICK ACID-FREE 7" X 7" CARDBOARD INSERT SLIPPED INSIDE TO PROTECT THE CORNERS AND EDGES FROM BENDING OR CRUSHING. THE PICTURE SLEEVE IS THEN SLIPPED INTO A 4 MIL "MYLAR D" CRYSTAL CLEAR 7" X 7" SLEEVE FOR THE ULTIMATE OUTER PROTECTION - MADE OF ARCHIVAL POLYESTER, APPROVED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FOR LONG TERM STORAGE. THIS SLEEVE WILL NEVER DISCOLOR OR CRACK, AND IS A STURDY FILM THAT GIVES EXTRA SUPPORT TO YOUR PICTURE SLEEVE.

ALL 45 RPM SINGLES & EP'S ARE INSERTED INTO A WHITE "HEAVY DUTY" & "ACID FREE" 7" X 7" PAPER SLEEVE, THEN SLIPPED INTO A 4 MIL "MYLAR D" CRYSTAL CLEAR 7" X 7" SLEEVE FOR THE ULTIMATE OUTER PROTECTION MADE OF ARCHIVAL POLYESTER, APPROVED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FOR LONG TERM STORAGE. THIS SLEEVE WILL NEVER DISCOLOR OR CRACK, AND IS A STURDY FILM THAT GIVES EXTRA SUPPORT TO YOUR 45 SINGLE OR EP.

ALL FIRST ISSUE CAPITOL LP ALBUMS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR CORRECT PERIOD "COLORED INNER SLEEVE DUST JACKETS":







ALL ORIGINAL "STEREO" LP COVERS THAT ARE APPLICABLE IN THE CAPITOL CATALOG, DO HAVE THE PRINT ON THE BOTTOM BACK EDGE WHICH DESIGNATES THE COVER AS THE VERY FIRST ISSUE:



VEE-JAY, UNITED ARTISTS, MGM, & ATCO LP ALBUMS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR CORRECT PERIOD "INNER SLEEVE DUST JACKETS" WHEN AVAILABLE.
 

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