Saturday, 28 April 2012

Collecting The Wonder Years - part 2. Leavenhouse 11:30 7"

The first 2 posts in this series logging me building a Wonder Years collection were simple to get hold of. Bought whilst still in print, from a webstore. This 7" marks the first of many that I'm going to have to fight other Wonder  Years fans to get hold of unless some private sale opportunity comes along.

The Leavenhouse 11:30 7" was only available as part of a pre-order package for The Upsides 1st press on No Sleep Records. 492 of these pressed (8 were rejected with screen print defects). The A side contains the song, the B side an incredible looking screen print. It looks amazing, almost like its been hand painted on.

Not much to look at from the outside, no actual sleeve to this. Just a dust jacket and a protective plastic SHEATH.

This surfaced on Ebay UK, which was kinda surprising as there is a serious imbalance between UK and Ebay US when it comes to The Wonder Years, especially rarities. I genuinely didn't think I'd win this to be honest, it's the first Wonder Years rarity I'd perused and despite looking on Popsike I wasn't too sure how it would go. It reached a total number of 15 bids, 4 from me and the rest from four other dudes. £16.08 won it for me in the end (I put £20 on) with me being £1.08 ahead.

In related TWY collecting news, I achieved my little target-within-a-target today of landing all of the LP's. I wanted to get these locked down before I go throwing my money all over the internet in the pursuit of the rest. All I need now is for it to arrive from Houston,Texas and land safely in Merry Olde. More on that next time.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a wonder years fan but I'm loving your quest man. Good reading, good luck and keep it up.