David Bowie – 1970 Signed US White Label Promo ‘Man Who Sold The World’ LP / With Andy Peters COA, Lifetime Guarantee

A beautiful white label promotional copy of David Bowie’s album The Man Who Sold The World, on US Mercury Records, boldly signed by Bowie with his full name circa 1970.

Promotional copies of The Man Who Sold The World are rare indeed, and this one, in Near Mint condition throughout, would be highly collectible even unsigned.  The fact that Bowie signed this, using his full name around the time of the album’s release, makes this exceedingly desirable (Bowie largely stopped signing using his full name in 1972.)  Signed Bowie albums from before his 1972 breakthrough are exceptionally rare.

Bowie has signed next to the album’s title on the front cover, in black ballpoint pen.  The signature is perfectly formed and large.  The cover is very clean, with only some mild creasing to the bottom left corner, and a very tiny tear to the extreme tip of the right hand corner.  There is a ‘promo copy/not for sale’ stamp on the back.  The disc has barely been played, with only some very light, inaudible pressing marks.

Included is a full letter of authenticity from Bowie autograph expert Andy Peters of the David Bowie Autograph website, stating ‘I can confirm that this signed LP cover carries an authentic 1970 Bowie autograph.  The signature shows all the usual characteristics, pen release points and many common nuances and traits that an authentic David Bowie autograph from this period consistently reflects.’

The Man Who Sold The World was released in the United States on November 4, 1970, and in April 1971 in the UK.  Bowie came to America in January 1971 for a promotional tour, when it’s likely he signed this album.

The Man Who Sold The World is our favorite Bowie album, and this is certainly the finest signed Bowie item we’ve had the pleasure to offer.  With Andy Peters letter of authenticity, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

Read about Recordmecca owner Jeff Gold’s 42 year odyssey to have his UK copy of The Man Who Sold The World signed by Bowie and his band.



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