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Posted: 22 Aug 08, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, been offered this for around £35. How much is it worth, as I suspect that it may be a fake?

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Posted: 22 Aug 08, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At that price it's either a fake or the seller has no clue what he has.

And if the seller had no clue, they wouldn't ask such a high price.

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Posted: 26 Aug 08, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So how much does it usually go for?

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Posted: 27 Aug 08, 02:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it´s on sale on fairs for 200 Euros and more. But I got the "Another One Bites The Dust/ Dragon Attack" 12" in yellow vinyl from Columbia on ebay for a similar price like the offer you met.

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Posted: 27 Aug 08, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've noticed that seller on eBay. He seems to have too many copies for them to be legit.

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Posted: 11 Sep 08, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

South American collectibles are very often a real problem. Concentrating on Colombian coloured vinyl 12"ers (Crazy, AOBTD, Pressure) I did some researches, because new vinyl reach the market almost every year and even the "existing colours" vary. The most common colour is (clear yellow) and the second clear green. From Under Pressure I only know of these 2 releases.
The other 2 exist in many other colours (f.e. blue, orange, grey)

I've got 10(+) of these records in my collection and took a detailed look. As an example I describe the yellow AOBTD: I've got 3 different of them, all definitely from different matrixes.
The matrix-numbers are identic in general, but 2 of the versions have added the date of pressing (printed like "27.XI.1980"). Those 2 I bought in the 80s. The 3rd one (bought it 4 years ago) had no additional date printed with the matrix-number.

As a collector you have to define items as "real" or "fake" for yourself. For me I have decided: Colombian 12"ers with additional pressing-dates printed on the vinyl (matrix) are really made in EMI-press factory in the early 80th. All others where done later somewhere...