I've not seen one but sure as pooh's brown there are some. Comment by randybullcow:
Question for all you fellow Bolan collectors out there. I've seen copies of this single with umlauts on the a-side Bolan credit only and copies with the umaut on the b-side Bolan credit only, but has anyone seen a copy with the umlauts on both sides at all?
Thank you, TS. You are indeed a 'Precious Star' (and probably wearing a Thunderbolt Suit, too). Be that as it may, these scans are much appreciated! Comment by telegramsam:
Especially for Ade Macrow at his request - the missing scans of records 2 to 4 inclusive, together with a pic of how the display pack actually looks with the records in situ. The B sides on all discs are all the same as the B side already shown.
I think, with the greatest of respect to harry1958, the extra picture he posted here does not relate to this release at all as far as the records or the display sleeve goes (and apologies for the crappy quality of those pics - they're included here for illustrative purposes only), though it is a great picture of course (and obviously from the same photo shoot as the pic on disc 1 of this release.
andychr you were lucky, I never even got the card, but it's great to see what I would've won had I got it. And isn't BINT of Scottish origins ??? Rab C uses it quite a lot, also used in Northern Ireland in the Ulster Scots communities
Personally I'm not convinced there is such a hard and fast rule about Decca promos and their sleeves. I recently purchased a batch of Decca promos from 1964/65 that included such tasty morsels as Blues By Five and Cops N' Robbers. All were housed in their original white wavy topped sleeves. The seller worked for Decca in the 60s and regularly picked up copies of new releases that staff could take for free (the vast majority of which he sold some years ago). Maybe demos were given a company sleeve for external distribution and white sleeves for in-company distribution?? Comment by Mikey Dread:
I have to disagree with you harvestman.The majority of my U.K Decca Promo's,of which there are many,came supplied in a Decca company bag.They were sourced from archive library collections and reviewers copies.Of course there is a small handful in the plain white wavy topped sleeves,but if you look on popsike for the Bolan 45 you will see the majority in Decca sleeves. Comment by harvestman:
According to my Rare Record Price Guide from 2008, your demo copy is worth around £300.00 in mint condition, possibly even more as some records do increase in value! lucky you for being given such a rare item! I was told many years ago that nearly all Decca & related demo records from the 60's were not issued in company sleeves, but were issued in plain white sleeves, the normal stock copies were in company or picture sleeves, i hope this information has been of use to you.
If your Demo copy is in VG condition it should make £200 minimum.You must present it in the correct Decca sleeve.For more info. on prices look up popsike.com.Comment by justa2000:
I have just been given a copy of marc bolan's the wizzard "promotional copy not for sale" release. and was just trying to find out the rough price. Ive tried everywhere on the internet but although there is alot of info, there is no price guide line. I know this will depend on condition etc, but just wanted an idea. The 7" single does not have a sleeve, and i would say was in average condition... any help would be appreciated.... thanks