This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/5/2023

Offered is a very rare STILL SEALED copy of Elvis Presley's second LP ELVIS (LPM-1382, RCA 33 1/3 RPM). Sealed Elvis records from the 1950s are very rarely seen—the practice of distributors or retailers sealing records was fairly new, and fansthemselves almost never left a copy unsullied! The record spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart that year, making Presley the first recording artist to have both albums go straight to number one in the same year. The offered example presents with its bag intact, promoting the princely price of “$3.98” and ensures potential buyers that it is “Sealed for Your Protection.” Prior to switching to the tighter cellophane wrapping, and later shrinkwrapped plastic, these plastic bags were used to seal new records. While the practice of listening to records before you bought them in the shop was still common practice at many record stores in the mid-1950s and early 1960s, the sealed record was gaining in popularity. It both protected the record from unnecessary handling, and provided record labels and retailers a surface on which to add and change pricing as well as promote the records. (For example, the offered record was marked down by hand to “3.47”.) The condition of the record inside can only be assumed to be extremely well-preserved. Sleeve grades NM condition.

1956 STILL SEALED RCA 33 1/3 RPM LP Elvis Presleys Second Album <em>ELVIS</em> (LPM-1382)
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,150
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids:5
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