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Music fans and vinyl investors have a rare opportunity to see and own some of the world’s most valuable records as a private collection is auctioned at a rare vinyl auction next Monday (19 September) at 1818 Auctioneers on the Lancashire, Cumbria border.

Practically every record, of the 750 plus collection, appears in a guide produced by the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable UK releases – the Record Collector. From 1950 to the current day, there are examples from musical genres covering Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Blues, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll.

The entire collection is estimated to make around £15,000 say 1818 Auctioneers who are selling it on behalf of a vendor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Highlights include – the Beatles ‘Paper Back Writer’ Demo Copy, and ‘Revolver’ – which the Record Collector’s guide lists at £600 and £400 respectively. Pink Floyd’s ‘Saucerful of Secrets’ is listed at £400. Buddy Holly’s ‘Listen to Me’ and Roy Hall’s ‘Diggin the Boogie’ are quoted as being worth £300 and £250 respectively. Other rare vinyls worth £200, according to the guide, include: Chuck Berry ‘No Money Down’, Jethro Tull ‘Music in a Dolls House’, Rod Stewart ‘Vertigo Swirl’, Deep Purple ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ and Nick Drake ‘Bryter Later’. Lots also start at £5.

1818 Auctioneers expert, Sean Eatherden who catalogued the items said:

“It has been a privilege of a life-time to handle each and every one of these records in this amazing private collector’s collection. It contains the Holy Grails of the vinyl world which music lovers could spend a life time searching out. Desirable artists include Harvest, Vertigo, Motown, Queen, Zeppelin, The Who, Beatles, Nick Drake, Hendrix, Floyd, Elvis, and many from the late 60’s and early 70’s.

“Many early Sun Recordings singles can be found and London American Recordings with intact black triangle centres, plus and Elvis HMV purple label with gold print. All the LP’s have been cleaned and stored in card and plastic sleeves with their accompanying original dust sleeves.

“There is barely any item that does not appear in the Record Collector’s Rare Record Price Guide. We feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to offer it for sale.

The saleroom’s reputation for selling rare records and musical instruments is continuing to grow. Earlier in the year a vinyl collection made over £6,000 and in 2014 a Patrick Eggle electric guitar, made for Irish blues and rock legend Rory Gallagher, was sold for £30,000.

Anyone interested in viewing the collection at 1818 Auctioneers J36 (of the M6) Saleroom can do so on Friday 16 September 2-4pm, Saturday 17 September 10am-1pm and from 8.30am on the morning of the sale.

Thursday, 15th of September 2016

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