Your most expensive record.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Airbus, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Airbus

    Airbus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Beirut - Lebanon
    What was the most expensive record you bought? And how much was it?
    Mine was 50$ for Jethro Tull´s Living in the past.
  2. AlanDistro

    AlanDistro Forum Resident

    Sandy, OR
    Almost embarrassed to say, but...

    $400 for Michael Jackson's "Another Part of Me" Promo CD maxi-single (ESK-1200)
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  3. Newton John

    Newton John Well-Known Member

    Northumberland UK
    After trying to replace my long lost original of Rod Stewart's Gasoline Alley I spent £50 on another one. It was money well spent compared to the money I wasted on the CD version and a recent vinyl that sounded as if had been copied from the CD.

    Paid a similar amount to replace another lost record from my youth with a no longer available remastered vinyl - Wishbone Ash's Argus.

    If only I'd just been more careful with the vinyl I bought as a lad.
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  4. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Thank God my favorites haven't hit that price point Alan! :laugh:
    Compact Disc-Front 242-Front by Front Japan CSR-50.00
    CD Single-Xymox-Imagination, US Promo, I think I paid around 30
    LP-Type O Negative-October Rust, 2006 50.00
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  5. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I don't pay too much for records usually but I bought The Beatles in mono box for £250, but of course that has many records. For individual items:

    £60 for a mono UK Track original of Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love with the scarce lyric insert. The record is crackly but not too bad.

    £50 for a mono Regal Zonophone original of the first Move LP. VG+ condition.

    £50 for an original UK Brunswick The Who - My Generation LP. VG condition. Sounds great. Only mild crackle between tracks. No groovewear which is rare on this one.

    £45 for an original UK Pye International mono of Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk. EX condition. I've since found that this is a fold down mix but I'm not too bothered. I like it!

    Aside from these few I tend to draw the line at around £30. The majority of my records have been bargains for what they are, even the above ones.
  6. The Trinity

    The Trinity Forum Resident

    $1300 (factoring in exchange) for a copy of the mega rare British North American Act LP, purchased from a kind SHF member.
  7. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

    Irving, Tx
    A sealed Mobile Fidelity UHQR, The Beatles, " Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band", Limited numbered edition box set LP, $500 back in early 2000's. Don't have the number at this moment, pack away in my room.
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  8. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Who's Next autographed by all four. No idea what it would be worth today.
  9. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    for a double it would be the Japan mono White Album red vinyl sealed $200
    and single - Revolver 606-1 uk mono $175 strong vg+.
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  10. ragnar1

    ragnar1 New Member

    new york
    rock a bop loreliei lynn $75 vg+?
    you turn me on boy honeybees $75 VG+ Fontana
    tirando dedo los shains $75 (with postage)VG
  11. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    Wow- I can't compete with many of you! I think the most I ever spent on a used record was $40 for an original US promo version of something. New records - probably the 45Rpm Analogue Productions releases. Like $55-ish. I'm sorry, but I would not pay anything beyond that unless it was a mint copy of an RL cut Zeppelin 2.
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  12. BeardedSteven

    BeardedSteven Forum Resident

    Southern Indiana
    A Morrissey live LP (Beethoven Was Deaf, still sealed) and the debut by Father John Misty( limited colored) I payed I think right at $100 each. I've not crossed that line yet...
  13. ernie11

    ernie11 Forum Resident

    Many years ago I paid $150 for the scarcer mono version of the Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 LP, "Cheap Thrills", Columbia KCL-2900. It is currently my avatar.
  14. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Forum Resident

    The UK McCartney 'Sweet Thrash' 12" white label. I'm embarrassed to say what I paid for it :sigh:
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  15. swampwader

    swampwader Well-Known Member

    Both of these were years ago, as I haven't spent more than $50 on any Lp since..
    $90 for a NM/NM orig UK 'Yellow Submarine' soundtrack. I was literally shaking after the transaction.:laugh:
    I think I paid $70 or $80 for the 3 record set of Beatles' 'Get Back' sessions, 'The Black Album'. A dealer friend came down from $150 for me.:laugh:
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  16. Denny Anderson

    Denny Anderson Well-Known Member

    $60 for a first pressing of The Stooges 1st one. Got several punk albums I've paid in the $50-$55 range. The hobby is one of the very few things I feel no remorse for splurging on. Ever.
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  17. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

    Paid $70-75, 4 times: 3 Pink Floyd/1 Keith Richard, Japan pressed, M-.

    Paid $5o many times, M-.

    Do have a now worth rare $225 Keith Richard LP, I paid $25 new in Japan back in early '80s.
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  18. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    $175 for Elvis Presley's first lp on RCA. A better question is what did some members TURN AWAY and then regret not buying due to the initial cost? With me, I SHOULD have paid $160 for a NM White Label Promo of the Stones Sticky Fingers. Damn! How foolish of me.
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  19. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

    Toronto, Canada
    Depends on the quality, mint? Near mint? ;)
  20. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    I assume you mean the quality of the cover and the clarity of the actual autographs.
  21. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    Paid $2000 for the Classic Records 45 rpm Led Zeppelin set. It was an open set so I could check the quality of each of the 48 disks. On the bright side, the Disk Union store that I bought it from here in Tokyo has an outstanding offer to buy it back from me for ¥300,000, which is $2700 or so. So, all is good!
  22. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

    Toronto, Canada
    No. I was referring to the quality of the vinyl - attempt at humour.
  23. box of frogs

    box of frogs Forum Resident

    Lincolnshire, UK
    A copy of the New Jazz Orchestra's "Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe", a rare, original 1960s British jazz classic on the Verve label. The auction house were selling off Miles Kingston's jazz collection, and this is one I could afford. Still £160 though.
  24. troggy

    troggy Forum Resident

    southern Illinois
    I think $90 is about tops for me too and it was also a long time ago. $40 has been the most I've paid for a record in recent years.
  25. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    £600 for a copy of the Bowie DIR Glass Spider Concert Special. That was at the height of my collecting obsession.

    I’ve owned some records that are much more valuable today, but that’s a twist on the original question. I had a demonstration sample of “Liza Jane”, plus NM copies of the first three U.K. Bowie albums (stereo Deram, Philips album, dress cover). The “Liza Jane” and dress cover are both very expensive records these days.

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