Record collection in Aylsham auction

The collection of first issue records is part of Keys Aylsham Salerooms Auction on Thursday, January 29, of Boxed Books, Records, Stamps, Cigarette Cards and Picture Postcards.

The vast majority of LPs and other records are generally of very modest value, but as in most areas of collecting there are exceptions to this rule.

The collection featured - part of Keys Aylsham Salerooms Auction on Thursday, January 29, of Boxed Books, Records, Stamps, Cigarette Cards and Picture Postcards - includes Mick Sottley: Songs for Swingin' Survivors; The Who: My Generation (first issue); Sonny Boy Williamson and the Yardbirds (first issue); Duster Bennett and his House Band (later to become Fleetwood Mac): Smiling Like I'm Happy; Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat (first issue); Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland; Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet; Genesis: Nursery Cryme etc.

It is often thought at mid-to late-1950s 78rpm records are more valuable than the 45rpm vinyl equivalent, but this is far from the case, as in those days most households had record players which could only ply 78s.

For example Elvis Presley's Blue Suede Shoes 78 has a typical value of �20-�25 in mint condition, whereas the 45 is worth �200-�250.


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As in all areas of collecting condition is of paramount importance and a record valued at �100 in mint condition is worth only �25 in good condition and practically worthless in poor condition.

t Viewing for this sale is on Wednesday January 28 (9am-5pm) and on the morning of sale from 8.30am. Catalogues available �5.75 by post or online - www.keys24.com

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