It's all good
Poor minds are obsessed by money. As mother sang as a kid, money is the root of all evil, take it away, take it away. Lol. Love is richness.
Seller claims it’s the most collectible item. What would you say is the holy grail of smiths collectors?Based on previous sales, has one ever sold close to £3000, let alone £5000. The last few I’ve seen went for between £1800-2500. And let’s get real, it’s not even that rare, not when compared to some other smiths items.
And Ive got a Negative Sleeve.
And on top of Test pressings, try finding the Rank mispressed sleeve - that is a rarity.
Is the rank blank sleeve deffo a misprint? Wouldn’t surprise me if it’s another faded image due to sunlight. I’ve seen cases where the billy Fury image on a 12” Last Night I dreamt sleeve has been totally wiped clean, pure white leaving nothing but “The Smiths” in the top left corner. Does the blank Rank have any text on the back or spine?
Might try putting one in the sun
Reminiscent of the GIAC Green / Brown variants