Still holding on to your beloved Vinyl records? You could be sitting on a fortune! Vinyl specialist and record shop owner, Phil Barton has revealed the 20 records worth their weight in gold. With one vintage record last year selling for £730,000 it is definitely worth checking your collection.
Find out if one of your vintage records makes the list...
1. White Album’ by The Beatles originally owned by Ringo Starr - £730,876. Ringo Starr sold his copy last year at auction for $910,000, the first to be created - with the other Beatles members said to have the second, third and fourth pressings of the disk.
2. That’ll Be The Day/In Spite Of All The Danger by The Quarrymen - £100,000. The 1958 original is thought to be the only copy of the pre-Beatles disc recorded at a local
electrical shop by McCartney, Lennon and Harrison with drummer Colin Hanton and pianist John Duff Lowe.
3. "Love Me Do" by The Beatles - £80,500. There is only one known pressing of this unedited version with count-in hence the huge price tag.
4. Music For Supermarkets by Jean Michel Jarre - £10,000 - £30,000. In 1983 Jarre made just one copy of this album and then went on to destroy the master tapes.
5. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) by Frank Wilson - £25,000. Only two originals have ever been made known on the Motown label offshoot Soul.
6. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols - £12,000. Before they were kicked out of their label A&M about 300 of the record pressed making it very rare.
7. Would You Believe by Billy Nicholls - £10,000. Only 100 copies of this 60's psych/folk/rock album, pressed in its original guise, were manufactured.
8. Please Please Me by The Beatles - £7,500. It’s important when buying Beatles albums to check the matrix numbers that are cut into the run off groove. These numbers will allow you to work out which pressing you have. As Beatles albums were made by the million it is often these numbers that make the difference between a £10 vinyl and a £1000 treasure.
9. Kind Hearted Woman Blues by Robert Johnson - £7,000. Only two photographs of him exist and his 78's records are just as rare, especially those released on the Vocalion label.
10. Bohemian Rhapsody/I’m In Love With My Car by Queen - £5,000. The EMI special edition of the single was also an invite to a company event. For this reason, the 7 record came with matches, a pen, a ticket, a menu, an outer card sleeve, a scarf and an EMI goblet. If you have a complete collection with all of the different items, then this is extremely valuable.
11. Pride by U2 - £5,000. It was originally pressed in Australia on clear vinyl. Uncoloured vinyl is extremely collectible especially when only five copies were made, like with this U2 album.
12. Midsummer Night’s Scene/Sara Crazy Child by John’s Children - £4,000. The single was pressed on 7 vinyl but for some reason was never released.
13. Latch On/Only A Daydream by Ron Hargrave - £3,000. There are only six UK copies known to exist hence the high valuation.
14. Led Zeppelin’s 1969 first album - £3,000. Led Zeppelin’s first vinyl album is very common, however the initial pressing had turquoise lettering of the band’s name on the front cover. It was swiftly replaced with the now familiar orange lettering.
15. Love Me Do/PS I Love You by The Beatles - £3,000 250 demo copies of this 1962 7 single contained the misspelling, McArtney’.
16. Space Oddity/Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud by David Bowie - £3,000. Only a couple of copies of the 7 single with an unreleased picture sleeve are known to exist.
17. Tinkerbells Fairydust LP by Tinkerbells Fairydust - £3,000. A slightly obscure British pop group, Tinkerbells Fairydust recorded this bubblegum psych album for Decca, but it was never released. It had extremely unusual packaging and a laminated front sleeve with a mono stereo peephole’ on the back.
18. Erotica by Madonna - £2,000. Picture discs are also very collectible and when Madonna released this album in 1992, it was quickly withdrawn from sale because the toe-sucking image on the cover coincided with similar stories involving Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Consequently not many were sold so it’s a rare find.
19. Love is Strange by Wings - £1,500-£2,000. Love is Strange was due to be released as a 7 from the Wildlife album, however Paul McCartney changed his mind at the last minute. A few copies however dod leak out onto the market and are now valuable records.
20. Tudor Lodge by Tudors Lodges - £1200. This is their one and only album and was released on the legendary Vertigo label.
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