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Details about  Autographed Jeff Buckley "Grace" LP, signed and illustrated by Jeff and the band

Listed for charity

Guaranteed original autographs from concert I attended

Autographed Jeff Buckley "Grace" LP, signed and illustrated by Jeff and the band

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Item condition:
Very Good

I had the LP graded by a professional record dealer in preparation for this listing. They advised

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Ended:
Aug 09, 2014 18:00:52 EDT
Price:
GBP 230,819.94
Approximately C $418,180.01(including shipping)
 
 
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Item location:
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
 
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Worldwide
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Giving Works Item About this nonprofit:
The Global Fund for Children transforms the future for the world's most vulnerable children. We find and invest in grassroots organisations that understand the complexity of local needs and how to meet them.


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Item specifics

Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS or DVD box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. No skipping on CD/DVD. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: I had the LP graded by a professional record dealer in preparation for this listing. They advised that the condition of the record and sleeve is "VG +, with no serious scuffs or marks." I played the record when I first owned it but bought a CD copy which I have played instead in recent years. I have always looked after the LP and sleeve very carefully. Condition of the penwork for the autographs, artwork and sketches is very good. I had kept the LP in a protective plastic sleeve for some years until I noticed that the silver oil paint used for the penwork had started to stick to the plastic sleeve. As a result there is minor speckling to some of the penwork, visible in the photographs.
Genre:

Pop/ Rock

Autographed:

Autographed

Artists/ Groups:

Jeff Buckley

Year:

Original 1994 pressing

Type:

LP

Location of pressing:

European (Dutch)

EAN:

5099747592812

Item Details

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s album “Grace” I offer in a charity sale my copy of this wonderful LP.  This is an original 1994 vinyl pressing with a sleeve that was autographed and illustrated for me by Jeff Buckley, Matt Johnson, Michael Tighe and Mick Grøndahl after their concert at Manchester University on 3rd Sept 1994.

The original vinyl LP is extremely rare.  Jeff Buckley's autograph is rarer still.  I have never seen any other memorabilia that has been autographed by the whole band.

Jeff Buckley’s illustration on the album sleeve transforms what is an incredibly rare item of memorabilia into a fascinating document of his ideas and his work.  Themes that he would return to when talking about this album and his artistic preoccupations are crystallised in his drawing.  Jeff Buckley is pictured at work, mindful of Death, Love and Music

 

The sale comprises

1.  The autographed and illustrated LP complete with original vinyl record, original inner sleeve, and original outer sleeve, all in "Very Good Plus" condition
2.  The original LP sales receipt, dated 30th August 1994

 

The Global Fund for Children - The charity that will benefit from this sale

In their own words…

The Global Fund for Children UK Trust works to transform the lives of children on the edges of society – trafficked children, refugees, street children, child labourers – and help them regain their rights and reach their potential.  To do this, we find and invest in under-the-radar grassroots organisations that make sure the most vulnerable children in their communities have what they need to thrive.  We provide our grantees with capital, management support, training and leverage to help them grow in scale and excellence.  Our grants range in size from £3K to £18K and we work with our grantees over a 3-6 year period – long enough to get them on the path to sustainability.”

All funds raised in the sale will go to this charity.

 

Anonymity for the bidders and buyer

I have configured the sale to be a “private listing”.   This preserves the anonymity of bidders and buyer.  Unless you explicitly tell me that you wish to waive this anonymity I will not disclose your eBay ID, your name, or any information that could associate you to the purchase of this item.

 

Authenticity of the sale items

The LP, sales receipt, autographs and illustrations are genuine.

I do not have a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) for the autographs from a third party. 

I will provide the buyer with a letter that is my personal guarantee of authenticity and provenance for the LP, autographs and illustrations.

 

How to buy this LP

The sale will open as a Buy-It-Now deal with a price that reads as the album launch date, 23rd August 1994 (23/08/1994) in pounds sterling.  i.e. A Buy-It-Now price of £230,819.94. 

You are welcome to pay this price, it will secure you the item, and the money will do a lot of good.  However I do not necessarily expect you to pay this amount.

If no buyer takes the item at the Buy-It-Now price then the sale will become an auction, starting at £1.00, with no reserve.  The auction will complete on 23rd August, the 20th anniversary of the album launch.

By 24th August the new owner will either have accepted the Buy-It-Now price or will have won the open eBay auction.  Do not contact me to ask if I will sell the LP on any other terms.  I will not.

 

How to pay

PayPal, bankers draft, cheque, BACS, Postal Order.

I will be requesting that payment is made direct to the charity.  Please contact me after you have won the item for further details of this arrangement.  Once payment has been received and cleared by the charity the LP will be shipped to you or made available for your collection.

 

Shipping costs

Location of buyer

Combined costs for tracked shipping and insurance

Estimated delivery time (After cleared payment)

UK

£7

5-7 days

European Union and Scandinavia   

£20

7-10 days

USA and Canada

£30

10-14 days

Australia & New Zealand

£30

10-14 days

Japan

£30

10-14 days

Other locations         

Please contact me after purchase for shipping costs to your location. 

Please contact me after purchase for an estimated delivery time

Collection by buyer

No charge

Available for collection once payment to the charity has cleared

 

Other Jeff Buckley memorabilia

Unfortunately, I don’t own any other Jeff Buckley memorabilia.

 

Questions about the sale

If you have a question, please contact me with a “Question for the Seller” through eBay and I will do my best to reply quickly.

Please be prepared for me to publish your question and my answer in the listing.  Your eBay ID will remain private.

If you have a genuine need to ask me something privately then please make this clear when you contact me.

When asking your question please remember...
1. This is a charity sale
2. There are only two ways to become the owner of this LP.  You will need either to pay the Buy-It-Now price or you will need to win the auction.

I’d be delighted to receive thoughts, memories or comments from other Jeff Buckley fans but I may not be able to reply to these until the end of the auction as I’ll be responding to questions about the sale before then.  If you want to help in any way, you could do so in the ways suggested below.

 

Your help

You could…

Add this sale to your watched items.  This will boost it in eBay search results.

Tweet, post, or forward links to this sale

Tell other Jeff Buckley fans

Sign up for the Global Fund for Children’s newsletter and social media channels

Make your own donation to the Global Fund for Children (UK tax payers should go here)

Set up your own project and apply for a grant from the Global Fund for Children

 

How I got the LP and the autographs

I saw the Jeff Buckley band’s set at Reading Festival 1994 after reading a few lines of recommendation in a festival preview.  I hadn't worked myself very close to the stage for their show and so, while a crowd was around me, I wasn't getting crushed or pushed.  The sun was blazing on the field, but we were in the cool and the shade of a big-top tent.  Looking over at the stage the musicians were half hidden, highlighted occasionally by a coloured spotlight as they moved through and behind scaffold, rigging and speakers.  Noise commences.  One song in and I'm grinning at the sheer gorgeousness of the sound.  Clarity, space, originality and power.  "The band absolutely rocks!  Oh, I can hear every word of the lyrics.  This is so so cool!"  And so there I was, lined up perfectly for the sucker punch.  Delivered from the stage with precision and ferocity.  I haven't been left snivelling and shivering in public by a song before, but the band’s performance of “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” saw to that.  Turns out, from accounts I've read recently, that my reaction to hearing this song for the first time is far from unique.

Back in Manchester, two days later, I went into our biggest record store to look for recordings.  I couldn’t find anything in the racks so I asked one of the sales staff what was available to order.  He consulted the till screen and asked me if I could wait while he checked.  He disappeared through a door at the back of the shop.  A few minutes later he came back not with an order form but with an LP that pictured a very beautiful man clutching a vintage microphone.  I bought the LP.

I was excited to see the band was playing in Manchester later that same week.  I bought two tickets and badgered a friend to come with me.  On concert day I scootered into the city with the LP sleeve and a silver pen in my backpack.  The venue is small and this time I was close enough to see the faces of the band.  I tried to put names to what I was seeing and hearing.  I saw Jeff swooping between goofball and angel, via Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Maria Callas.   Jeff joked between songs with Satriani style trilling on his guitar and a “yes-we-can” expression on his face.

After the concert I waited with other fans, front of stage, to ask for autographs.  The band emerged after the hall had cleared, finished packing their equipment, and came over to speak to us.  Jeff signed my LP sleeve and sketched some figures in a thought bubble above his picture.  He gave me a curious look as I said, “Oh! You’re a lefty too!”  I’d noticed, of course, that he used a pen left-handed and a guitar right-handed, “just like me”.  Mick signed, sketched and quipped on Jeff being the (spitting) image of Sid Vicious in the back cover photograph.  Michael picked up Mick's riff and added his own signature.  Matt was still stashing his cymbals but let me interrupt and autographed the LP for me too.  I packed up my things, waved goodbye to the band and their friends who were chatting at the side of the stage, and left the venue.

I’ve kept this autographed and illustrated LP safe for nearly 20 years.  All the while the only things I knew of the band were these songs.  This sale has given me a reason to find out more, covering ground I'd been wary to tread before, not wanting reminders of Jeff Buckley's death in 1997.  There's some really good stuff out there and I've found that the reminders can come without spoiling what endures.


Why I'm selling my copy of the Grace LP

Over the years I've planned the sale of this autographed LP a number of times, either so I could buy tools for work, or to achieve a particular goal.   Each time I was lucky enough to be loaned the tools I needed or I was assisted in achieving my goal before I completed the sale.  Eventually I realised that I would never sell the LP for need.

A couple of years ago I noted that the 20th anniversary of the album launch might be a good time to auction the LP.  Since I was never going to sell for need, why not sell for pleasure?  So here we are at the anniversary and the LP is for sale.  All proceeds will go to the charity “The Global Fund for Children”.

This sale has already turned out to be a lot of fun.  It's been a great pleasure refreshing my memories of the concerts I attended and researching the album.  It's been an education getting advice about the listing from friends, record dealers, the eBay/PayPal charity selling team and folks at The Global Fund for Children.  It's a great opportunity to share memories with other fans.


Thank you!

Thanks for getting this far! :-D

Hope you readers found this interesting :-)

Hope you bidders get your bids in good and early ;-)

Hope the right tunes find all you lovely listeners at the right times too! xxx

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Payment options --------------- PayPal, bankers draft, cheque, BACS, Postal Order. I will be requesting that payment is made direct to the charity. Please contact me after you have won the item for further details of this arrangement. Once payment has been received and cleared by the charity the LP will be shipped to you or made available for your collection.
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