Are There Rare and Expensive Compact-Discs, Entered in the Collectibles Market?

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  1. Stefano G.

    Stefano G. Ab alto, speres alteri quod feceris. Thread Starter

    On this board many of you know me as a fussy vinyl record collector; in fact, I do not buy CDs, but only records that often are very rare and expensive...

    Now, my curiosity is this: are out there rare and expensive (by the term "expensive", I mean a figure that exceeds 100 € / 120 USD) CDs entered in the collectors market?

    A list, please...
  2. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
  3. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti Forum Resident

    The Japanese CP35-3016 "Abbey Road"
  4. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti Forum Resident

    ... and of course the Japanese 35DP-4 "Wish you were here".
  5. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
  6. BryanW

    BryanW Forum Resident

    There definitely are expensive CDs; the Monkees' "Headquarters Sessions" on Rhino is the first to come to mind.
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  7. You Better You Bet

    You Better You Bet Forum Resident

    I'll never let my copy go. My grandkids got dibs. :laugh:

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  8. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    When I joined here, nearly 5 years ago, CDs were discussed mainly, and I bought many, many of those being listed here.
    My most expensive was the Japan-for-US Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 2 track. Collector's condition, $350.00 !!!!

    I don't spend like that anymore, and have no desire to ! Funny : I now listen to the Blu ray from the Immersion box exclusively now. :shrug:
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  9. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Can anyone else see this ? All I get is " IMG."
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  10. You Better You Bet

    You Better You Bet Forum Resident

    Whoa, you're right. Apparently the link to the cover is also "a collectable." Let's try this again.

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  11. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    The OP asked for a list of collectible CDs with established market value of at least $120. I'd say there are dozens including Mercury green arrows, the original Vertigo blue swirls, 35DP4, and many others.

    Hopefully one of us could start a list for the OP. Assume Exc all around at a minimum.
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  12. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    This place does love to list their toys. :laugh:
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  13. cd fiend

    cd fiend Member

    The CD market is ripe right now. Like vinyl 10-15 years ago, there's some great deals to be had if you look around. I just picked up a Def Leopard "Pyromania" from W. Germany with the Vertigo swirl for $8 at a used shop and I think I could flip it for $20 at least, but I like the sound too much so I'm not selling. This is for an album I generally don't even like.

    Also, there's a good market for OOP metal. I'm amazed at the prices some people pay. $500+
  14. Larry Seinfeld

    Larry Seinfeld Forum Resident

    Philly Pa. USA
  15. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Tons of them. Even excluding audiophile formats/versions like SACD and XRCD, regular CDs tend to be collectible in many of the same ways vinyl is collectible - it has to be hard to find and of interest to collectors. I think this tends to be particularly clustered in metal, where releases often have short runs on indies and there are collectors with money to burn. There's a lot of collectible CDs in the classical realm as well, although the megabox trend there is cutting into the market. The main difference is that regular pop and rock that everyone has is not very collectible by and large, unless it's an older/imported version that's particularly in demand.
  16. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
  17. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

  18. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    We got $250 for this disc 12 years ago

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  19. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    That IS rare! I've never seen a copy of Click Here's album "Full Resolution" on the shelves! :laugh:
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  20. WhoTapes1

    WhoTapes1 Forum Resident

    NC, United States
    Pete Townshend's "Lifehouse Chronicles" cd set
  21. AztecChimera

    AztecChimera Forum Resident

    Aerosmith Rocks SACD.
  22. Michael P

    Michael P Forum Resident

    Parma, Ohio
    I guess it was not in"Full Resolution":p

    There are limited edition comps and box sets that command big bucks today. Spanky and Our Gang Complete Mercury albums box set was expensive IIRC @$89 list. Today used ones go for over $200. Had I known then what I know now I'd forked over the $89. (actually I though I saw it for ~$66 when it was still in print but cheapo me thought that still was too expensive).
  23. wileycoyote

    wileycoyote Forum Resident

    Irene Cara -" What a Feeling". West German target. I haven't seen one in a long while.
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  24. Oh yes. Mostly rare DCC's and rare Japanese pressings. I payed a decent amount in the past for my "non-TO" pressing of Dark Side of the Moon. Couple of DCC's have run into the triple digits.
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  25. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Peter Schilling- 120 Grad WG Target sold recently for around 200
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  26. karmaman

    karmaman Forum Resident

    Bowie's Japanese R32P titles and a handful of others regularly sell for over $120, sometimes considerably more.
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  27. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

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