One of the beautiful things about eBay is finding a treasure you never knew existed. I get asked quite often to sell vintage albums and records. I never know anything about these things… I mean, I’ve used them, but I’m not a collector. Maybe you’ve come across some records and aren’t sure what to do with them. List them!
Here are the top sellers on eBay now. I’ve never heard of any of these people have you?
Billy Nicholls Would You Believe L 1968 UK 1st Mint SOLD $12528.00
This record sold for a whopping $12528.00 (US)
From the seller’s description: “There’s a reason why this LP is the most valuable psych album of all time, and it’s not just because a tiny handful were ever made, it’s because it’s stunningly awesome!!! It’s an absolute tragedy that this never got released, as it would DEFINITELY be hailed now as a solid gold true 60’s classic right up there with Pet Sounds, Blonde On Blonde, Electric Ladyland, Forever Changes, Beggars Banquet, Sgt Pepper, Wheels Of Fire e.t.c, but unfortunately hardly anyone’s ever heard it!!!” You can check out the completed listing HERE.
Leonid Kogan & Silvestri Beethoven Orig b/s Sax 2368 UK 1960 LP Mint SOLD $10,099.99
This record came from a sound engineer’s private archives. It is in near MINT condition… and sold for $10,099.99. The seller also put in step by step photos showing how a customer’s records will be wrapped for shipment. Check it out HERE.
Dr Z Three Parts to My Soul/Orig Vertigo Swirl UK LP 1971 Psych Prog SOLD: $5,199.90
From the seller’s description: “No need to hype the music on this gem. This is an absolute essential and historic prog/ psych record and virtually impossible to find. Just about the rarest Vertigo swirl out there, this is an original UK pressing of Dr. Z. According to legend, only 75 of these were sold before they were cutout and gone forever. This is a top shelf copy, glossy, with fantastic die cut open up cover. Complete with original Vertigo inner sleeve. Stamped matrix number 6360048 1Y//11”
Check it out HERE.
Billy Ward and his The Dominoes Federal 10” LP Record 295-94 VG+ Extremely Rare SOLD 5,000.00
This sold for $5000.00!
From the seller’s description: “This is a vintage extremely rare doo wop self titled 10″ LP record featuring Billy Ward and His Dominoes. This very scarce 1954 released record album is on the Federal LP label #295-94 and has 8 great sides by this wonderful group that also featured Jackie Wilson & Clyde Mcphatter. This is one of the holy grails in doo wop lp record collecting and you rarely see one for sale.”
You can look at the completed listing HERE.
Mark Fry/Dreaming with Alice Incredible Original Folk Psych Prog SOLD 4061.00
Psych records seem to be pretty lucrative. This folk-psych record sold for $4061.00. Makes you want to check out all those boxes of vinyl you can find at rummage and garage sales, doesn’t it? You can view this completed listing HERE.
Pablo and The Diatones Barrack Hill 45 RPM Vinyl Record RARE Northern Soul SOLD: $2231.00
This “quite used” (as per seller’s description) 45 RPM record still managed to bring in a nice chunk of change. It sold for $2231.00. What’s more: the seller opened the auction with a starting bid of $1.00! Check this completed listing out HERE.
Blues 78 Sam Collins It Won’t Be Long Gennett Pre War 78 Record Vinyl Blues 78 SOLD: $1124.00
I thought in searching through record listings, I would have found many more antique records. I was surprised. This was the oldest I found in this price range. You can check it out HERE.