Thursday, May 15, 2008

"My Albums Are Worth HOW Much?"


Record Collector listed some of the most valuable albums of all time and I thought you folks would find it as interesting as I did. If you're lucky enough to own any of these I'd love to hear it. Just type your address in the comments section and let me know when you'll be out of town, ok?

$200,000: Quarry Men – That’ll Be the Day/In Spite of All the Danger [1958 acetate]
$20,000: Quarry Men – That’ll Be the Day/In Spite of All the Danger [1981 private reissue]
$20,000: Beatles – Beatles (White Album) [numbered 1 – 10]
$10,000-£5,500: Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen [A&M, some with press release]
$10,000: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody [blue vinyl + press pack]
$10,000: Ron Hargrove – Latch On [MGM 7”]
$6,000: John’s Children – Midsummer Night’s Dream [Track withdrawn 7”]
$6,000: John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No 1: 2 Virgins [LP]
$6,000: Crows – Gee [Columbia 7”]
$6,000: Beatles – Abbey Road [export issue, yellow & black labels: Decca]
$6,000: David Bowie – Space Oddity [unreleased pic sleeve Philips 7”]
$6,000: Beatles – Please Please Me [black & gold label, stereo]
$6,000: Beatles – Love Me Do [7” demo]
$5,200: Bobby Charles – See You Later Alligator [London 7” 1956]
$5,000: T.Rex – Ride a White Swan/Summertime Blues/Jewel [Octopus unreleased 7”]
$4,000: Marc Bolan – Hard on Love [2-sided acetate of unreleased LP]
$4,000: Willie Dixon & the Allstars – Walking the Blue/Crazy for My Baby [London 7”]
$4,000: Plastic Ono Band – You Know My Name/What’s the New Mary Jane [unreleased 7”]
$4,000: Chords – Sh Boom (Life Could be a Dream) [Columbia 7” 1954]
$4,000: Bread & Beer Band (with Elton John) - Bread & Beer Band [Rubbish LP 1969]
$4,000: Beatles – Yellow Submarine [export LP, Odeon sticker on Apple sleeve]
$4,000: U2 – Rattle & Hum [CD, LP & Cass flight case promo]
$4,000: Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne/Candy & a Currant Bun [demo, in promo p/s]
$4,000: Pink Floyd – Apples & Oranges/Paintbox [demo, in promo p/s]
$4,000: Pink Floyd – See Emily Play [demo, in promo p/s]
$4,000: Pink Floyd – It Would Be So Nice/Julia Dream [7” demo, in promo p/s]
$4,000: Beatles – Golden Discs [unreleased, 2 x 1-sided test pressings]
$4,000: Jackie Lee Cochran – Ruby Pearl [Brunswick 7”]
$4,000: Billy Nichols – Would You Believe [withdrawn Immediate LP]
$3,600: Dark – Dark Around the Edges [SIS LP, private pressing]
$3,600: Penguins – Earth Angel [London 7”]
$3,600: Toby Tyler – Road I’m On (Gloria) [acetate]
$3,200: Mac Curtis – Low Road/You Ain’t Treatin’ Me Right [Parlophone 7”]
$3,000: Bo Street Runners – Bo Street Runners [Oak EP 1964]
$3,000: Friends – Friends [Merlin LP, white label test pressing]
$3,000: Beatles – Please Please Me [7” demo]
$3,000: Barons – Don’t Walk Out/Once in a Lifetime [London 7”]
$3,000: Police – Can’t Stand Losing You [A&M 7”, uncut white vinyl test]
$3,000: Pet Shop Boys – Introspective [3 x clear vinyl LP factory custom pressing]
$3,000: Jimi Hendrix – Cry of Love [red vinyl, factory pressing]
$3,000: Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love/Livin’ Lovin’ Maid [7” withdrawn]
$3,000: Rusty York – Peggy Sue [demo 7”]
$3,000: Uglys – I See the Light [demo 7”]
$3,000: U2 – Joshua Tree Collection [Island 5 x 7” black box set]
$3,000: Kate Bush – Eat the Music [cancelled 7”]
$3,000: Blue Men – I Hear a New World [Triumph unreleased LP]
$3,000: Tinkerbell’s Fairydust – Tinkerbell’s Fairydust [unreleased Decca LP]
$2,400: Beatles – Let It Be [export issue]
$2,400: Pink Floyd – Point Me At the Sky/Careful with That Axe, Eugene [demo, promo p/s]
$2,400: Pink Floyd – It Would Be So Nice [one-sided demo, plain white sleeve]
$2,400: Beatles – Abbey Road [export, Parlophone sticker on Apple sleeve]
$2,200: Pharaohs – EP [Decca 7”]
$2,000: Beatles; etc – Our First Four [4 x 7” in presentation pack]
$2,000: Elton, John; etc – Warlock Music Sampler [publishing sampler, LP]
$2,000: Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request [silk sleeve, promo LP]
$2,000: Status Quo – Technicolor Dreams [withdrawn official 7”]
$2,000: Smiths – Meat is Murder [unissued promo EP; 7” & 12”]
$2,000: Queen – Complete Works [14 LP box; 600 autographed]
$2,000: Plebs – Plebs [Oak, 1-sided test pressing]
$2,000: Pet Shop Boys – Compiled EP [CDr, autographed]
$2,000: Wings – Back to the Egg [in-house pic sleeve, die-cut sleeve]
$2,000: Musketeer Gripweed & the Third Troop – How I Won the War/Aftermath [LP stock]
$2,000: Elvis Presley – Stuck on You/Fame & Fortune [78 rpm]
$2,000: Elvis Presley – A Mess of Blues [78 rpm]
$2,000: Thin Lizzie [sic] – the Farmer [Ireland only 7”]
$2,000: Joker’s Wild – Joker’s Wild [Regent Sound 1-sided 12”]
$2,000: Leviathan – Leviathan [2 LP, acetate]
$2,000: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – Woman is the Nigger of the World [white label]
$2,000: Howard Riley Trio – Discussions [LP - 99 copies only]
$2,000: Game – Addicted Man/Help Me, Mummy’s Gone [withdrawn 7”]
$2,000: Charles Blackwell Orchestra – Those Plucking Strings [white label]
$2,000: Forever Amber – Love Cycle [Advance private pressing, LP]
$2,000: Beatles – Something/Come Together [green label demo]
$2,000: A Jaes – I’m Leaving You/Kansas City [Oak 7”]
$2,000: Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones (1st album) [1st pressing; 2.52 version of Tell Me]
$2,000: Tintern Abbey – Beeside/Vacuum Cleaner [Deram 7”]
$2,000: Werly Fairburn & Delta Boys – All the Time [London 7”]
$2,000: Rolling Stones – Fortune Teller/Poison Ivy [withdrawn Decca 7”, solid centre]
$2,000: Marc Bolan & T.Rex – Christmas Bop [unreleased 7” – labels only]
$2,000: Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland [2 LP test pressing]
$2,000: U2 – I Will Follow [7” brown vinyl mis-pressing]
$1,900: U2 – Three EP [7” brown vinyl mis-pressing]
$1,900: Commodores* – Speedoo/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On [London 7”]
$1,900: Commodores* - Riding on a Train/Uranium [London 7”]
$1,800: U2 – Achtung Baby [CD & Cass in ‘User’s Kit’]
$1,800: Thor’s Hammer – Thor’s Hammer [export EP, with gatefold p/s & bonus 45]
$1,800: Ringo Starr – Steel [7” 1-sided promo interview disc]
$1,800: Clovers – Nip Sip [7” gold lettering]
$1,800: Alexis Korner Breakdown Group – Blues from the Roundhouse [10” LP]
$1,800: Tantones – So Afraid/Tell Me [Vogue 45]
$1,700: Cupids – Now You Tell Me [Vogue 7”]
$1,700: Grannie – Grannie [LP, private pressing]
$1,600: Little Wilbur – Heart to Heart/Alone in the Night [Vogue 7”]
$1,600: Doctor (Isaiah) Ross – Flying Eagle [Blue Horizon LP]
$1,600: Wooden Horse – II [withdrawn LP, with sleeve]
$1,600: Smiley Lewis – One Night [London 7”]
$1,600: Nirvana – Penny Royal Tea (Scott Litt Mix) [1 track promo CD]
$1,600: Rolling Stones – History of the… [Decca unreleased 3 LP box]
$1,600: Rolling Stones – Promotional Album [Decca promo only LP]
$1,600: Oasis – Vox Box [9 CD guitar amp box
, in-house

8 comments:

bazzil said...

It's crazy how much some people pay for stuff.
You can head of over to www.popsike.com to have a look at how much old records go for in online auctions.

Cheers
bazzil

Rob McCleary said...

Infamous Uncle E.

THE Ian Balentine?!!

Couldn't find your email on the blog, so have to write through comments...

First off, (turning and suddenly grasping you by lapels, shaking violently) WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH IAN!!!

Alright, looks like your story checks out...

Good to see you're still into the music! I think taping off your record collection was the only thing that kept me sane in highschool!

I'm on facebook under World Superstar - how the hell did you find the Starlight Blog?!!

Rob

Rob McCleary said...

HOLY CRAP ARE YOU STILL INTO MUSIC!!! Looks like I've got some homework to do...CHINA CRISIS!!!

Uncle E said...

Hey Bazzil, welcome aboard! Thanks for the link to popssike.com, I'll have hours of fun over there!
MR MCCLEARY! Wonderful to hear from you again! I'll email you my life story, post haste!

Rob McCleary said...

Don't leave out any details. I'm especially interested in the years between 1987 & present...you know, the last twenty years or so? Please include diagrams, photos,unsolicited personal testimony from friends, co-workers, lackeys, and a small loot bag full of party favors and ironically retro penny candy.

marilyn said...

Are you serious about the white cover Beatles album...I have that. Does anyone want to buy it ?

Anonymous said...

I have the Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request, vinyl Holographic cover image on London Records labe. Also have Wings Back to the Egg both in awesome condition

melissa McCarthy said...

I need to know how I can go about selling my records that have been passed down to me. I have alot that records that I know a collector would want. Please tell me how to go about doing this??