Visual : Better than VG+ no deep scratches or scuffs. Under bright on the A-side there’s a spiral mark from a dansette arm probably. While NOT a NM collector’s copy, this is “good enough” -if you just want a decent play copy 🙂
Despite the visual flaws, that would put off a NM/ EX_ collector playback is EX -Perfect, great loud cut. No loud pops, No clicks, No crackle beyond usual background static
The Planet company sleeve is without a doubt a modern copy – even though I was sold it as an original.
I don’t not use generic record grading, all flaws : writing, spindle marks, scuffs, scratches will be noted. All records have some form of static or background crackle ! But here is the gist …
Mint : Does exist unless sealed, even then might not be perfect.
NM : No sign of being played whatsoever ! No spindles marks on label !EX+ : Only the very slightest signs of being played. Nothing beyond a light sleeve removal mark/ Hairline – unless mentioned in listing. Any flaws noted.
VG++ :Still good enough for collector but all flaws listed.
VG+ : Better than a play copy -Again, all flaws / reasons for downgrading – listed
Anything less would have to be super rare to bother……