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Conservation status

M = MINT: perfect album, as new

EX = EXCELLENT: disc heard a few times and in excellent condition

VG = VERY GOOD: disc heard many times but maintaining a good quality

G = GOOD: disc heard a lot of times but with a discrete quality

F = FAIR: disc listened very hard, cover and inserts damaged, wear is evident from creases and tears

P = POOR: disc almost unheeded, with signs on vinyl. Cover, label and inserts are damaged or missing

Reference Table (prices in euro)
1000 800 500 300 150 80
900 720 450 270 135 72
800 640 400 240 120 64
700 560 350 210 105 56
600 480 300 180 90 48
500 400 250 150 75 40
400 320 200 120 60 32
300 240 150 90 45 24
200 160 100 60 30 16
100 80 50 30 15 8
Disc Format

7": a typical single, 45 rounds

E.P.: Extended Playing, a 7" with more than one song

78: very fragile vinyl, 78 rounds

12": Usually a single released in a big format

LP: Long Playn

DPLP: Double Long Playn

PDK: Picture Disk

SPD: Sagomated Picture Disk

CV: Coloured Vinyl

PRO: Promotional

Specific Terms

Acetate: An acetate disc (also known as a test acetate, lacquer, or transcription disc) is a type of gramophone record that is recorded directly from an audio source. Although acetates can be made from any audio source, they are typically produced from a master tape recording for testing the quality of the tape-to-disc transcription. A typical acetate disc is an aluminum disc, 10 or 12 inches in diameter, that is covered with a thin coating of nitrocellulose lacquer in which the sound groove is cut. Discs of this type can be played on any normal phonograph. Some acetates are highly prized for their rarity

b/w: side B

Coloured Sleeve: it's a sleeve, usually with the same picture of the classical sleeve, but with another colour. Tipically from Korea

Custom ps: it's a picture sleeve made only for that album by the local producers

Embossed: Embossing is the process of creating a three-dimensional image or design in paper and other ductile materials. It is typically accomplished with a combination of heat and pressure on the paper

Etched: tipically it's a 12" with one side recorded and another side empty, or unregistered (typically in the second side you can find the signatures, for example The Show Must Go On)

MN: mono

No Ps: an album realeased without a picture sleeve or with a generic sleeve (tipical for 7")

OBI: is traditionally a strip of paper looped around the left side or folded over the top of Japanese LP albums

Paper Sleeve: A paper disc sized envelope with a circular clear window on the front

RE: reprinted

ST: stereo

Testpressing: It's an album made only for test, before its final release

Unique ps: it's an official picture sleeve created only for one single release

w/I: A simple translation is enough, with insert

SP: SP stands for SPeciality Records based in Pennsylvania which is on the East coast of America near New York.

AR: AR stands for Allied Record Company based on the West coast of America near Los Angeles.

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