I also obtain a lot of my autographs directly from the artists and stay on top of limited signed pre-orders or memorabilia being offered directly from the musician or their record company. I pride myself on finding vintage/rare signed items; including many musicians who are no longer alive or may have changed their signatures drastically over the years.
My primary area of interest is Rock music but I generally have all genres available. Sleeve and vinyl grading: This can very very subjective. I strongly encourage potential buyers to study the photos close up. I don't use any kind of photo editing or special lighting. In fact, my photo conditions are typically less than optimal (as you can see).
I do not grade the vinyl itself as I don't feel i'm qualified to do so and to be honest, since I collect these for the autographs, I don't pay much attention to the vinyl itself. If you want more photos or any specific angle, please let me know. My (conservative) grading of the sleeve for this album would be.Q: Why do some of your items have a third-party COA and other's do not? Q: Why do you have "best offer" options for some of your listings and not others? A: As a collector, I have many items that are part of my private collection that I do not necessarily want or need to sell. If an item is listed without a "best offer" option it means that this is one of those items and the listed price is the absolute lowest price I would be willing to accept in order to part with it. Q: How do you price your items? I take into consideration the item itself that was signed along with the quality of the signatures. I generally try hard to price my items lower than others in order to remain competitive.
As mentioned above, items w/o a "best offer" option may be priced a bit higher for the reasons listed above. Q: Why is the certification sticker on the back of the album/cd? A: This is a personal preference. The importance of the COA/sticker is to prove that something is authenticated, not to alter, cover, or deface the item in any way.
COA stickers are generally tamper-proof and can not be removed in the future without doing damage to the item. Q: What is the lowest you'll take for this item? A: I do have my items priced near what I would be willing to accept. If there is a best offer option, I may have a little room to move, please feel free to make a reasonable offer. I generally won't respond to questions of what the lowest I would take would be.This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Music\Rock & Pop\Records". The seller is "metaltherapy" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.