Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vinyl Records Top 5 eBay Sales Week Ending 04/23/2011

A week after the Sex Pistols acetate of "God Saves The Queen" closed higher than any record since 2008, the pulled A&M pressing of the same single closes close to $17k, and itself bid higher than any record of 2010.

A Shrine 45 shows up on the list for the first time in many months. Shrine was a label started by Berry Gordy's ex-wife "Miss Ray". Shortly before the label's first run of singles were to be released, a fire consumed the warehouse where they were being stored. The only Shrine records to make it out into the world were several dozen promos of each title.

Stories have been going around record conventions for many years that Berry Gordy was in some way responsible for the fire. This is especially unlikely, if only for the reason that the warehouse burned along with many other buildings during the 1968 Washington D.C. riot following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

1. 45 - Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen" / "No Feeling" A&M AMS-7284 - $16,921.73

2. 45 - Ray Pollard "No More Like Me" / "This Time" Shirne - $3,500.00

3. LP - The Beatles "White Album" UK Pressing Mono #783 - $3,385.98

4. 78 - Tommy Johnston "Bye Bye Blues" / "Maggie Campbell Blues" Victor 21409 - $3,050.00

5. LP - Hank Mobley self titled Blue Note 1568 - $2,286.50

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.
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