What's the most you've spent on a 45 single ?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bruce Mulle', May 15, 2017.

  1. Bruce Mulle'

    Bruce Mulle' Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Down South
    So, we've recently had a similar thread on the most expensive LP's.
    Let's have a look at your 45 singles here... post 'em if you can. (no obligation to list price paid)
     
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  2. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    I think I paid $25-30 apiece for a couple Genesis singles with picture sleeves (Entangled and Counting Out Time)...
     
  3. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    New Jersey, USA
    About $1.99 sometime in the '80's.
     
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  4. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    Baltimore, MD
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    I payed more than I wanted to for
    this one. It was worth it.
     
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  5. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

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    Montana
  6. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Maybe $20 for an elusive Beach Boys picture sleeve.
     
  7. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Lawrenceville, NJ
    No more than $5. All were puchased in the 70s or 80s.
     
  8. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester UK
    The most I spent would have been in the 60s - 6s 8d. (33p in today's money)
     
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  9. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

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    Connecticut
    I bought all the Beatles singles as they came out since 1964. Most were .50-.75 if I recall, and I have most. I bought a bunch of Marley and other import reggae singles in the 70's/80's, not very expensive then, but not much else since. I only buy 45's when they're cheap and collectible, rather than for play. The most expensive? Probably a colored vinyl "Touch of Grey," for maybe $5.

    This was the last 45 I recall buying. $1.

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  10. Bruce Mulle'

    Bruce Mulle' Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    THE BEATLES - U.S. Capitol original 8" acetate.. "HELP!" b/w "I'm Down" 7/6/65
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  11. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Forum Resident

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    Brooklyn New York
    I spent a boat load of cash on Genesis singles in the 80's. I think the most I ever spent was around $400 for a Swedish Counting Out Time w/pic sleeve. Happy The Man UK and Italian cost me over $300 each. The UK Knife was around $250. Many, many $100 singles.
     
  12. lightbulb

    lightbulb Forum Resident

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    Smogville CA USA
    How much was that rare gem?
     
  13. Bruce Mulle'

    Bruce Mulle' Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Bob Dylan - U.K. CBS 7" authentic acetate "Can I Please Crawl Out Your Window?" 1/14/1966
    one-sided disc.

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  14. Bruce Mulle'

    Bruce Mulle' Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    KING CRIMSON - U.S. Atlantic original 7" "In The Court Of The Crimson King" Promo single
    two-sided disc w Long and Short versions 1969.

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    KING CRIMSON - U.S. Atlantic original 7" "In The Court Of The Crimson King" Commercial
    Stock single, two-sided disc w Part 1 and Part 2 versions 1969.

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  15. G E

    G E Well-Known Member

    99 cents plus tax
     
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  16. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Marple, PA, USA
    $50 (minimum bid) for the Alice Cooper mono Reflected/Living MANY years ago. The guy used to have these monstrous two page spreads in Goldmine in the smallest possible font.
    A friend assured me that it was a steal. Needless to say, it's gone up a bit since then.
     
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  17. Pim

    Pim Forum Resident

    The first one that comes to mind is the Japanese 7" of Sparks' I Want To Hold Your Hand. I think I paid $35.
     
  18. MicSmith

    MicSmith Active Member

    I bought a copy of Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer (Nordoff Robins Charity pressing) which is limited to 100 copies each in a unique sleeve. I think it cost around £60. Others that sold on the same day went for £200 as I recall.
     
  19. bxbluesman

    bxbluesman Well-Known Member

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    Bronx, NY
    Probably a buck and change back in the 80s. A reissue of Dion and the Belmonts' Tell Me Why if I remember correctly. I moved in '92 and donated all of my 45s, that were still in good condition, to the Juke Box of a local bar. After transferring them to cassettes, of course. I discarded those that were in bad shape.
     
  20. troggy

    troggy Forum Resident

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    southern Illinois
    $20, I think and I've only spent that much a few times. I have a collection of about 8000 45s.
     
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  21. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    baltimore maryland
    $75 for a red label mono PPM by the Fabs first press.
     
  22. mrbobdobalina

    mrbobdobalina Forum Resident

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    Fort Myers FL
    Probably between $50 and $100. Sold a few for over a grand.
     
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  23. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    New Jersey, USA
    Cool pics, but something's missing. How much is the most?
     
  24. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Forum Resident

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    Victoria, Canada
    I paid $50 for a top condition 7"er by '60s Vancouver group The Collectors, and $40 for a probably rarer one by Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck and something around that for a very nice Roman Records label single by The Paupers. Peanuts compared to what people will pay for some of the most obscure local '60s garage records.

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  25. About $80 for Throbbing Gristle's "We Hate You" 7" on Sordide Sentimental, with the folder and inserts.
     

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