Our vinyl section is headed up by Independent Valuer Simon Norfolk.
The booming interest in vinyl has seen some incredible hammer prices in our auction rooms. Examples include the sale of a collector's collection of some of the world's rarest vinyl in September 2016, which topped £25,000.
Our vinyl expert will tell you that it’s not always the well-known bands that make record prices at auction, it can be the ones that no one has ever heard of. There was a real buzz when we came to sell one-off vinyl finds such as the Courtyard Music Group's £1,000 record, and a 1976 record by a Cumbrian band called England which sold for £650. The record, signed by musicians in the Carlisle-based band, was bought for £2 and entered into our sale after being discovered at a valuation day. Other factors that put value on a vinyl include condition, signature and if it’s a promotion copy.
Vinyl auctions are also a great way to obtain a wonderful selection of rare and obscure music. We sold 80 brand new indie seven inch singles from the years 2004-2009 - all un- played shop stock for £160.
And of course there’s the associated memorabilia including posters. A Stone Roses ' Spike Island ' gig poster - bought outside the gig by the seller – which was wall hung but in great shape made £160. An Artists Proof, Clare de lune, after Ceri Richards, signed and dated (19)67 made £260 and vintage tour programmes for Genesis and Argent which made £55 at auction.
So why not check if you have a record breaking vinyl on your hands and get in touch with us for a valuation, simply scroll down the page and fill in the form. Alternatively keep an eye out for our sales, it’s easy to view and buy online or find us just off junction 36 of the M6 north of Lancaster.