Our Independent Valuer, Simon Norfolk, previews the April 29th Specialist Auction of Musical Instruments, Equipment & Collectable Vinyl.
“The vinyl side of the auction is shaping up nicely with some wonderful, original UK pressings by artists such as John Mayall, Muddy Waters, the Beatles, Savoy Brown and some rock and roll albums from Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Heinz. Condition-wise, they are some of the best I have ever seen and give the impression that they have travelled hermetically sealed from 1960! Super clean and super rare in this shape.”
“There are some nice memorabilia lots, such as an original Pink Floyd programme for their 1971 Crystal Palace Garden Party concert and a rare John Lennon psychedelic-era poster that was originally bought in one of the most happening boutiques in swinging sixties London ‘I was Lord Kitchener’s Valet’ on the Portobello Road. They don’t come up for sale that often and are very sought after by Beatles fans as well as culture vultures who want nice pieces from that era.”
“Away from the vinyl, we have some of the best CD’s we have in for a long time, a comprehensive collection of Blue Note Jazz and albums on many more labels covering the modern jazz period. Split into lots of 50, they will make a fantastic addition to a collection or an instant library of some of the finest music ever made for newcomers looking to begin collecting.”
“We also have our usual lots of seven-inch singles which are proving popular and another local interest oddity has appeared from Carnforth’s fabled ‘Deroy’ Studio.”
The full catalogue from the auction will be online shortly and ready for bidding and browsing.