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Everything posted by PhilT

  1. I hear you. The point I was trying to make was that it can be a ball ache selling records these days too. The whole 'grading' thing is inherently subjective of course so you're always going to find variations; they shouldn't be miles apart though should they - hence the emergence of the SS system. All that's required really is a bit of integrity and half an idea. Takes seconds to send someone a couple of pics or whatever but I'm always very clear when I'm selling stuff that anyone can send a 45 back if they're not happy, at my expense. It's tough to legislate for idiots though, buyers or sellers. Personally, I just don't deal with them again, respond to 'wants' posts or whatever. Life's too short.
  2. Works both ways of course. The world is at least as full of chancers looking for rare records in pristine condition for bugger all. Life was easier in some respects when you had to resort to going to venues.
  3. Following 45s for sale. All strictly graded; money back if you're unhappy of course. Postage at UK rates. Paypal F&F preferred. Clips of everything can be found on Youtube. PM if you're interested Cheers Phil RECORDS FOR SALE 1) N/A 2) Wilbur Reynolds - who'll cry (Resist) M- £200 Thumping old Keb cover-up. Immaculate condition. (I've had more copies of Hayes Cotton over the years) 3) Embers - you can lump it (Act IV) strong vg+£200 Fantastic group dancer and a veritable snip. 4) Betty Wright - circle of Heartbreaks (Alston w/d) M- £40 Really tidy demo copy 5) Servicemen - I need a helping hand (Patheway (cartoon) Ex £200 Reversed labels as so many are. Real quality oldie and cheap I reckon 6) Valentines - breakaway (SS7 w/demo) M- £125 SOLD Immaculate in every respect! MC stamped 7) Gerri Taylor - empty arms and bitter tears (Constellation w/demo) M- £100 Cheap as chips. Uptempo, underplayed Chicago Riff Ruffin - peepin' and hidin' (Duke promo) M- £50 Banger! Really nice demo too 9) Topics - have your fun (Dream w/demo) vg+ £750 SOLD Ooooo errr. Plays great! Proper, rare northern. 10) Roy Hamilton - crackin' up (RCA issue) very strong vg+ £200 Very slight label wear and a few v light marks but nothing affecting play in any way. Nice copy! 11) Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - too good to be true (Magic Touch) Ex £100 Couple of tiny 'bubbles on edge of playing service dnap in anyway. Uptempo stormer that you don't see around anymore.
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    Sad News Grant Rankin

    That’s terrible news
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    What’s the most you’ve paid for a record

    Walter and the Ads is one of about four records I’d pay heavily to own Pete. Hope you’re well mate
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    What’s the most you’ve paid for a record

    Paid plenty for my two all-time top wants: Combinations on Kellmac and Prophets on Shrine; sold other, v good stuff to buy both and look at or play them as often as poss. What I paid and what they might sell for now or in future is an absolute irrelevance tbh. I own my two favourite records and never thought I would, not for a second. Loads of 45s come and go but some never will. Comes down to how much they mean to you I guess, that and whether you’re starving (I’d choose starvation though). I’ve done without all sorts to buy my records and would absolutely do so again to keep the ones that mean the most. Really big part of my life for forty years and certainly not an investment, fad or exercise in showing off. Anyone fitting those bills deserves everything they get.
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    promoters - event reviews?

    Yeah, we just like to say thanks to folk Steve so not a review at all really. (Good to see you mate, as always).
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    promoters - event reviews?

    Makes sense Mike. (Always feels a bit uncomfortable giving our own do a star rating)
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    Chalky. Birthday

    arvb Chalks
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    Packed to the rafters with faces old and new from all over the oche. Thanks so much to everyone for making the effort and for creating a proper buzz. Makes all the stress worthwhile. Loved it!
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    Be great to see you Paul, as always mate
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    For clarity, no 'uniform' required on Saturday. You won't be able to buy Constable's hay wain with a fist in the corner or NS yacht varnish either; not this time anyway. (There may be liquorice on the door: we accept no responsibility if you over indulge and shit yourself) It'll just be seven hours of dead good rare soul records, many of which you will struggle to hear anywhere else and certainly all in one night - apart from when I'm on, obviously - accompanied by a load of balm pots jumping about to em and generally having a nice time.
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    I'm conscious that I haven't really contributed to the thread thus far; had some difficult times recently due to a family bereavement so it's all been a bit tricky. It has been touch and go as to whether I'd be able to make it next weekend but I'm really looking forward to filling my head with some positive stuff for a change and will be there with knobs on - and record box; I can only apologise Andrew It's been waaay too long since we last got 'our lot' together, plus its Chalky's 80th and Andy D's on; why wouldn't you? Allied to all of that, my best friend's running it with me, plus I've missed Carl's all round mental stability, Dave's unbridled optimism and Lou's even temper. Given recent events, I'm gonna be a bit bolder in life from here on in I think. So, hope to see loads of you next Saturday at our rare soul do which is usually quite a bit better than ok. Phil
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    Burscough Legion, Phil T, Brian Phillips, Bob H

    Really enjoyable night at Burscough last night. Great crowd in and a good mix of music I thought. Running a successful monthly night for so long takes some doing! Always a real pleasure to play some records down there.
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    Burscough Legion, Phil T, Brian Phillips, Bob H

    Really looking forward to playing some records at T’Legion and a rare opportunity to play right across the board
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    Happy Birthday Way Out Girl

    All the very best Sandy Phil x
  17. Following for sale, first come first served. All strictly graded, money back if you're unhappy etc. Postage at UK rates. Paypal (F&F) or transfer preferred. Other than on the BT album, which I'm not 100% sure how to price, no offers on these as all are priced pretty sensibly already I think. PM if you want anything. Bobby Thurston - sweetest piece of the pie (Mainline 12747) vg+ / Ex- Offers £200+ SOLD Some wear to sleeve and couple of places where it's worn through on the bottom edge but still intact. Vinyl is clean (Pics below) Ted Ford - you're gonna need me (SS7 w/demo) M- £160 Stamped, immaculate Valentines - breakaway (SS7 w/demo) M- £160 Stamped immaculate Malibus - gee baby I love you (Sure Shot promo) Ex £170 Couple of v light marks dnap. Clean copy and a good price I reckon for this great underplayed oldie. Vince Apollo - I bear witness / can't turn my back (Pentagon) Ex £250 Banging, both sides. Great copy. Richard Caiton - I see love girl in your eyes (Caiburt) Ex £325 Absolutely wonderful crossover and an absolute dog of a record to find these days. Couple of minor, very feint marks but a really nice copy overall. Sharon McMann - got to find another guy (Karen) Vinyl is Ex £550 SOLD Magnificent, rare Detroit at a really good price! Bit of wear to label near centre but nothing to fall out over. (Pic below) Betti Lou & Bobby Adams - dr truelove Ex- £650 SOLD Couple of feint scuffs which dnap at all. Great price for this rare, RnB monster!!!!! (Pic below) Embers - first time (JCP) £250 sticker residue and some biro wol. Vinyl is a solid Ex-. (I'd want 300 mint) Recent reactivation in some quarters and rightly so! Servicemen - I need a helping hand (Patheway (cartoon)) Ex £300 Labels are reversed like so many are. Playing surface is the cleanest copy I've seen Cheers Phil
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    Poll: Version Battle - Run For Your Life

    Luther at +2 has always floated my boat
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    Happy Birthday Len

    Late as usual, sorry Len All the very best pal Phil
  20. 'Leave us alone' (vg+ or better) PM if you can assist Cheers Phil
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    Terrifics (Diamond Jim) wanted

    Wee bump I have a vg copy but looking for a cleaner one if at all poss Cheers
  22. Following 45s for sale. All are strictly graded and play without issues; money back of course if you're unhappy. Postage at UK rates. Prefer payment via Paypal f&f if possible: PM to reserve. Cheers Phil Checkmates Ltd NM £200 SOLD De Vons £50 NMSOLD Don and Juan vg++ £200 Flaming Emeralds vg++ £80 Gerri Taylor NM £125 Icemen - time you knew vg++ (slt label wear as shown) £260 Icemen - what does it take / my girl NM £80 Malibus vg++ £175
  23. SOLD A genuinely rare record, and an absolutely fantastic dancer too of course, it has just never turned up and resides in very, very few collections. Condition-wise, this is not a mint record. I grade pretty harshly as a rule and I'd say it's a nice, strong vg+ visually (see pics below); there are plenty of very light surface marks but these have a minimal effect on sound and it plays absolutely great. As you can see, the label has the inevitable four Xs and a bit of wear but nothing substantial. The pictures below the clip are of the record for sale. Phil
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    spencer wigginns-lets talk it over

    Fantastic record, right from the off. Marriott at his peak was quite something


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