$4.44 USD
October 02, 2013 - 10:44:42 PM GMT (over 10 years ago)
This is a single 45 RPM single-sided metal master/stamper for the song "El Retrato" by Pedro Benard y sus Atrevidos as released/pressed on the Tabb Records label # TRB-6 from 1986. This metal master/stamper comes in the original form-fitting manilla envelope, which features the following info written on the front in magic marker and pen: "PB-1025-A - Tabb Rex - N/C Replace - Award", with an inkstamp on the bottom left rear corner stating "Feb 25 1986". It appears that the penned notation of "replace" on the manilla envelope, so I assume that this metal master/stamper was made to replace the original metal master/stamper. The matrix/catalog info etched into the deadwax is: "PB-1065-A - L-66754". As you'll see in the photos attached below, there's a copy of the record label included, which is attached to the front of the manilla envelope. One thing of note, is that this metal master/stamper appears to have been a PRIVATE PRESSING for a West Coast artist/band, which most likely was used to press a very low quantity (100 - 500), although I can't say with any certainty. PLEASE NOTE: I have 9 individual and pairs of metal master/stampers up in separate auctions this week, so make sure you take a look at all of them. These metal master/stampers all came from the same collection, and appear to feature artists/bands from California or at least the West Coast. I don't know much about this metal master/stamper, but by what I could find on the web, this could either be a metal master or a metal stamper, but either way, this item appears to be a "negative", as it plays backwards. So just to be clear, if you put this metal master/stamper on your turntable, it will play in reverse, and not that well at that, as it would have been clamped down during the manufacturing process and wasn't made to be played "loosely" on a turntable. This metal master/stamper is a bit oversized at approximately 7.5", as I'm assuming that the added diameter, which is rounded downward at the edge, may have been clamped down during the manufacturing process. I mention this, as I notice, and you'll see in the photos below, this added diameter at the outermost edge is not smooth, but is somewhat rippled, although it's far away from the grooves. I don't know how to actually grade a metal master/stamper, but when I look at it under direct light, it appears to be in very good plus - excellent condition, as I don't see any noticeable scratches or scuffs. This metal master/stamper was meant to be clamped down during manufacturing, so this loose/unclamped piece of metal may appear warped and may have light bends. This metal master/stamper was never really meant to be held onto for any real length of time, but somehow this was and here's your chance to have what may be considered a ONE-OF-A-KIND piece of musical memorabilia! As this metal master/stamper is a manufacturing piece and not meant to be played, I'm selling this item as a piece of memorabilia or as a decorative piece, so it is being sold AS IS. This is a really RARE & COOL Pedro Benard y sus Atrvidos/metal master/metal stamper collectible, make sure you bid today!!! Buyer pre-pays the winning bid price and $4.00 Media Mail S/H for postage, mailing package and packing materials in the good ol' USA (insurance extra if buyer feels necessary). For winning bidders from Canada, buyer pre-pays the winning bid price and $14.00 USD for International First Class postage, mailing package and packing materials. Canadian buyers please note that eBay has changed the shipping calculator so that I'm unable to list a stand alone S/H cost for Canada as I previously was able to, and I ask that you wait for me to send you an invoice with the correct S/H amount before you make your payment. For winning bidders outside of the US and Canada, buyer pre-pays the winning bid price and $20.00 USD for International First Class postage, mailing package and packing materials. For multiple International wins, please wait for me to calculate the S/H before you make payment (see note below). PLEASE NOTE: Although I will combine multiple wins into one package for all winning bidders, if there are any individual or combined multiple wins totaling $99.99 USD or more for INTERNATIONAL winning bidders, these will only be shipped via Priority or Express Mail (whichever is cheaper) to allow for the package to be covered by insurance for added security during shipment to protect against loss or damage of the item(s). The cost of Priority or Express Mail and insurance will be paid by the winning bidder. I require payment to be made within 5 days after the close of the auction, if on the 6th day following the close of the auction I haven't received your payment via PayPal, I will open an Unpaid Item Case. Please check out my other items by searching for jimsrecords Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
September 25, 2013 - 10:44:42 PM GMT (over 10 years ago)
45 RPM


  1. Hello! I'm Rubens Ramos and coordinate the project Audiophylia: a vinyl record's exhibition. I would like to buy this for the exhibition. Do you still have that!? Thank you