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I have a Rolling Stones LP. Their Santanic Majestic Request. It has the 3D Picture on the front and is the long playing one. It is in excellent condition. I bought it from a collector in the early 80's. I dont think he ever played it. I have had it in a box since then and have never played it. Is it worth anything?

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Hello and thank you for your question.

I would first have to determine which country your record was pressed.  Based on what you've described, you may have one of a few versions of this title.  Still, I'm able to narrow it down to what is mots likely a first U.S. pressing.  The only relevant information which I would have to determine is whether it is a mono or stereo pressing.

The term 'Long Playing' featured on the disc label was most often used to represent a U.S. monophonic record.   However, for this title, there are also U.S. stereophonic editions with the term 'Long Playing' on the disc label.   The cover as you describe is a first pressing with the 8" x 8" lenticular vari-vue image attached.  If your item is indeed in excellent condition, the value would depend on whether it is mono (NP-2), or stereo (NPS-2).  If the item is the stereo (NPS-2) edition, the value would be somewhere between $40-60.  If it's the mono (NP-2) edition, value would be twice that.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

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I'm here to assist in answering any of your questions related to The Rolling Stones. My expertise is in official vinyl record albums, and this includes pressings from everywhere on earth in which Stones record albums were produced (including Chile, Iran, Zimbabwe, and Colombia to name a few) both officially and otherwise. However, I have expansive knowledge in all areas of collecting. Guided by a personal collection and database featuring recordings from every country and in all formats, tour books, tickets, handbills, posters, clippings, autographs, books, photos, and all forms of promotional material, I can offer comprehensive access to information about The Rolling Stones. With regard to my particular expertise of vinyl record albums, feel free to request information about any aspect from basic identification to thorough evaluation. Country of origin, date of release, approximate valuation, matrix information, stampers, mothers, codes, re-issues, alternate pressings, alternate takes, best press sources, alternate sources of particular songs, and whatever else for both covers and discs. Answers are honest, legitimate, and are most often based on information gathered from my own collection and direct experience. Though I specialize in LPs, please note that my knowledge extends to singles and EPs. Expect no plagiarism and no fabricated facts to cover-up lack of knowledge. If I don't have the answer for you, I'll give you another source to review or offer a quote with proper credit.

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