A great series of ACOUSTIC and early Electric Armenian and Turkish recordings, from Ottoman Turkey to Californian Armenian Bands in the 1940s. This week I will be offering over 30 rare records. Pls make sure to check my other auctions.Rare TURKISH Acoustic Record with Ottoman Arabic script Date cannot be determined Probabaly a very early acoustic recording by European Columbia KEMANY MINAS (Bulbel Canto) Ah Sheo Daghfar/ OUSHAK GHAZEL bowed and plucked string high tenor in melismatic chant. Ghazel is a clarinet solo alternating with unacc tenor 10" 78 rpm record Condition: Very Good Plus, Sheo has a lam crack that sounds very mildly. Quiet, but some swish. Rare occ Light dist on top notes. Plays VG++. Pls check my other auctions for more great records and phonograph items: /carsten_sf/m.html /carsten_sf/m.html Record Grading: I follow the usual grading rules for 78 rpm records for record wear. Mint - I don't give. It would only apply to never played dealer stock. Excellent - like new, no greying. E- may have lightest traces of greying but of no sonic impact. Very Good - your average record with mild greying, and mild distortions. I consider records up to VG enjoyable quality records. Good - pronounced wear and other defects, may still sound good with some sound processing. All other defects (scratches, scuffs, cracks) will be seperately stated. Also: as a SUBJECTIVE guide, I may make statements about the listening experience of the record. SUPERQUIET: Basically no surface noise; rare, only Viva Tonal, Odeon and Electrola records usually get this. VERY VERY QUIET: Astonishingly quiet for a given pressing of record. Very Quiet: Much quieter than expected (e.g. a 1916 Columbia pressing without crackle, or a Victor Orthophonic record without slight hiss) Quiet: on the good side of what to expect for a given record type, but some light noise. Somewhat noisy: More surface noise than expected. Noisy: Unusual high noise for a given type of record. ==== Multiple item shipping: I am happy to combine items for shipment in one parcel. Since I am having auctions for a few weeks, I am happy to hold your winnings and bill you at close of last week. Records will be packed safely between corrugated cardboard in a sturdy box with plenty of padding for safe shipment. Shipment is usually Media Mail, unless another service is requested. Shipping is at your risk, I will be happy to insure items at your cost. I charge actual postage plus a small fee for packing materials As always, I guarantee your satisfaction. If you don't like the item, just return it, and I will refund the full purchase price. If you are in the San Francisco area, I encourage pick-up in person. US Domestic Shipping: Here is a rough guideline for US Media Mail Shipping: 1 record: 4$ 2 records: 5$ 5 records: 7$ 10 records: 9$ International Buyers: I am very happy to ship records worldwide. HOWEVER - A WARNING: US Postal Rates have become very expensive. Here are some examples. Germany: 1 record = 2 lbs 20$
4 lbs = 35$
20 lbs in 12x12" box (no albums)= 58$ Canada 1 record = 2 lbs 10$
4 lbs = 18$
20 lbs in 12x12" box (no albums)= 35$
I may be able to get some slightly better FedEx rates.
Pls email with your address for an estimate.
To estimate your shipment, pls go to/tools/calculatepostage/welcome.htm?from=home_header&page=calculatepostage My zip code is 94107. Assume 1 pound per record plus 1 pound for packing. I may be able to get slightly better rates through FedEx. Pls contact me with your country...