Your most expensive record.

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

  1. jmpatrick

    jmpatrick Forum Resident

    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Most paid for a single LP: $59.99 - Elephant9 - Live at the BBC (in 2017)
    Most paid for a double LP: $64.99 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (in 2013)
    Most paid for a box set (or anything): $209.09 - William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops (in 2012)
     
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  2. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I do have a particular weakness for nice Jazz LPs, the most I've spent so far on a single LP is £1,000, I've spent mid hundreds plenty of times, when it comes to collections I've spent every penny I could raise on too many occasions and sometimes thousands for relatively small piles of records, I don't regret any of those purchases, all of them were good deals, I do regret not having more money to have bought more of the collections. I've generally paid for records by selling off other records and have sold things for around the £1,000 mark a few times so I can justify to myself buying the occasional expensive gem I want more.
     
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  3. JMGuerr

    JMGuerr Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mississauga
    Most expensive CD:

    Years ago paid over $2,000 (Canadian) for these two, mint/sealed.

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    Have several vinyl LPs that exceed that amount.
     
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  4. vulcangascompany

    vulcangascompany Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West UK
    ^ I would hope for $2K it was from Mr D's personal collection! :D :cool:
     
  5. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

    Location:
    West of the Hudson
    The jazz pressings to be found in Japan are mind-blowing. I recommend the trip.
     
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  6. goat65cars

    goat65cars mustangpete

    Location:
    GARDEN GROVE CA
    I Guess It Would Be The 1973 UK QUAD Version Of Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon W Posters.
    Emi Harvest Q4SHLV 804
    QHVL 804 A-2 & QHVL 804 B-1
    Not Worth A Lot But Sure Sounds Good
     
  7. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Porcupine Tree~Signify original on Delerium Records in NM condition, paid US$75.00 worth about US$225.00 now.
    Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize 4-LP Box Set bought new when released paid US$95.00 worth about US$180.00 now.

    Riverside~Second Life Syndrome bought new paid US$25.00.......worth US$315.00 now
    Riverside~Rapid Eye Movement (Clear vinyl) bought new paid US$30.00........worth US$210.00 now

    Ana_thema~The Optimist bought an extra copy of the red vinyl version in July 2017, still sealed paid US$30.00....for some reason is now worth US$80.00 and I had one offer at US$100.00

    My wife knows what records of mine have value, I have a note in the sleeve telling her in case I croak tomorrow..
     
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    86mets Counting Crows #1 Fans

  9. BlueJay

    BlueJay Forum Resident

    I paid about $60 for this cd ep a couple of years ago. It can still be found for around that price.

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  10. gillcup

    gillcup Senior Member

    Location:
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    "Super Hot stamper" pressing of The Beatles White Album from Better Records. I paid around $400. The album is super quiet and does sound great. It ended my search for a great sounding White Album.
     
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  11. 12stringbassist

    12stringbassist Basso Profundo

    Location:
    Manchester UK
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  12. Newton John

    Newton John Going for the one

    Location:
    Northumberland UK
    It was released before Rod had singles chart success with Maggie May so maybe the original UK release didn't sell as well as his subsequent albums. Good luck finding a nice copy.
     
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  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    It was also on the Vertigo swirl label which has always been collectable. First pressings had a textured sleeve. It's actually a scarce record as first pressing.
     
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  14. Outside of box sets:

    €240 for a let it be boxed set in Excellent condition.

    £160 for a solid blue triangle Dark Side of the Moon. Again in Excellent condition.

    £150 for a British Polydor press of the self titled Barry Dransfield album.

    They are all in the last year. Unsure if I'd go any higher than this for a record....maybe for original pressings of the three Nick Drake albums!
     
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  15. Trinkywinky

    Trinkywinky Active Member

    Location:
    Italy
    About 2000€ for Billy Nicholls - Would you believe
     
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  16. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin'

    Location:
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    A few years ago I got into Ska, Rocksteady and early reggae in a big way, and had the means for a few years to buy original 7" - since then I've spent £200 to £300 a fair few times, but the most I've paid is £700 (it was supposed to be £600, story below) for the 7" below (that's also my copy in the videos) - it was a pair of tunes I'd wanted and been after for awhile, fair to say maybe even obsessed with :p and in those years I'd only seen a G+ copy for sale and that went for £400 on eBay! Rare as the proverbial dentures of Gallus Gallus Domesticus :D on either Ja or UK press, and in the UK it was only ever a blank promo, it never came out on a labelled press here

    So when I saw a really clean UK copy in a Japanese online shop I snapped it up, especially as it meant I had a month to come up with the dosh - unfortunately for me this was 2 days before the Brexit vote and what was a £600 bill instantly became a £700 bill when the UK Pound fell badly after the vote!

     
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  17. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin'

    Location:
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    and the flip, it's a double sider for me so I got proper value for my money ;)

     
  18. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Location:
    Astoria, NY USA
    It must have been a later pressing as I believe Capitol didn't begin shrinkwrapping LPs until around 1964. At least that is according to what I've read in the Beatles On Capitol Records book by Bruce Spizer.
     
  19. Zensound

    Zensound Well-Known Member

    I've found over the years; the less I pay for a record are the ones I like the best.
     
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  20. AlexDelarge

    AlexDelarge Forum Resident

    Share that release version with stamper please?:angel::D
     
  21. Malinky

    Malinky Forum Resident

    That`s a good find...usually goes for over £1,000 in NM condition.
     
  22. The Quiet One

    The Quiet One Active Member

    Location:
    Brasília, Brazil
    $100 for a sealed copy of the now out of print LA Woman pressing of Analogue Productions.
     
  23. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    A NM- copy of Sodom's Obsessed By Cruelty, German Steamhammer Records pressing.
     
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  24. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Location:
    Mississippi
    $25 for a used "new" record only because I accidentally ran across it in a record store in a town I was passing through:

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  25. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Well-Known Member

    I PAID $150 DOLLARS FOR A USED JAPANESE VERSION OF THE KATE BUSH BOXSET A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK....THE STORE OWNER WANTED $200 DOLLARS!NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS ONE OF HIS BEST CUSTOMERS BEFORE AND AFTER THAT DREAM PURCHASE!!
     

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