Albums by the Beatles, Deep Purple and Hawkwind coming under the hammer at Fakenham auction

Beatles albums are expected to fetch hundreds in a charity auction.

Beatles albums are expected to fetch hundreds in a charity auction. - Credit: AP

If you gave away all your old vinyl albums to a charity shop when CDs came along, look away now.

For vinyl which once formed part of almost every teenager's record collection is now selling for far more than pocket money prices.

A copy of the Beatles' 1966 LP Revolver is expected to fetch more than £300 when it comes under the hammer in Fakenham next week. The album is one of 30 or so records which are included in a charity auction.

Norwich Street auctioneer David James is running the bygones and collectors' sale in aid of the British Legion's Blast Injury Centre at Imperial College, in London. Almost 800 lots will be included in the sale, which is being held at Fakenham Racecourse, on Wednesday, June 29.

The Fab Four's 1967 Magical Mystery Tour LP carries a guide price of £150.


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A copy of 70s rock classic Deep Purple In Rock is expected to fetch £100, with an unplayed copy of Hawkwind's In Search Of Space pencilled in at £75.

Col James said: 'It's the second time we've put records in the auction. Last time, we ended up exporting them to America, Austria and all over the place.

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'It's not just what it is, it's the condition. Is the sleeve in a nice condition, is it looked after, does it play well - there's no point selling something to someone in America for £100 if it's not perfect.'

Other lots include First World War trench art, militaria and a painting of the Tower Poppies, installed to commemorate the 1914 - 18 conflict, which is expected to sell for up to £1,200. There are enough uniforms to dress a regiment, including those worn by Second World War naval officers, RAF squadron leaders and a Merchant Navy captain. There are also medals, coins, stamps, books, maps and newspapers.

The Centre for Blast Injury Studies was set up in 2011. It researches treatment for those injured in conflict and the best ways of helping wounded servicemen and women recover.

Viewing for the sale is being held on Tuesday, June 28 (3 - 6pm) and Wednesday, June 29 (8 - 10am), at the racecourse.

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