if it was sandie shaw it would be RT 130 instead of RT 131. Seems this is one of the 1984 promos, either 2-sided or 1-sided with test tones. Either of those 2 would make it very rare indeed. Be helpful if the seller would respond.
I inquired several days ago as well, asking specifically for photos of the matrix numbers on the record. The seller claims in the description they're RT131, yet shows no physical proof and has yet to respond. Seems shady to me
So the description said RT131 at one point? It doesn't look like it did toward the end though. Anyone else get any word back from the seller? Apparently the seller told someone that Handsome Devil is on the b-side but maybe the seller just knows the b-side of Hand in Glove but didn't listen to this copy and realize it's something else (if it's the Sandie Shaw one).
I looked at my regular, commercial version of the Sandie Shaw 7" and not only is it in quotes, but it looks like the exact same etching as far as some letters being higher than others, etc.
it says RT131 in the subheading, and he told me it had handsome devil on the b-side, but you could be right, maybe he assumed rather than actually checking. I had no problem placing a bid though, there's no risk, buyers cant lose. If it's the correct version then great, if its the SS version, then return and money back. But what you and GMS said about the etchings, looks like it could well be the Sandie shaw version.
Yeah I figured the Sandie Shaw isn't worth a whole lot. I am glad you pointed out the subheading of the auction so I know it definitely said RT131 in the auction itself. Yeah, I told him I figured it's good to figure it out now so I don' have to send it back later. I am a relatively big collector but don't have any test pressings yet. So hoping this turns out to be the real deal.
Ask the seller to send you a clear close-up photo of the RT131 etching before he posts it.
That way you can both be 100% sure, easier and quicker than posting the vinyl back and forth.
Thanks. If he couldn't even just type out the full etching for me, then not sure he'll take a picture. Which doesn't sound too good honestly. But he responded with something like "don't worry, it's definitely RT 131 and definitely plays Handsome Devil". I told him I don't want to have to send it back if it's wrong but if he has it right in front of him and he says this is the case, oh well. If he didn't have excellent feedback, I'd be more worried.