What's The Most Valuable Record In Your Collection?

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  1. angryalan

    angryalan Well-Known Member

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    LOTS of colored bootlegs.
    One day I will take a photo of all of them laid out, but I am still trying to find both a yellow and green marble pressing.
     
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    David Bowie - Blackstar B&N clear vinyl
    Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence mono white label radio station promo
    Led Zeppelin II RL cut
    Public Image Ltd - Metal Box
    Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake original UK mono
    Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers mono
    Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends mono
    Jens Lekman - Oh You're So Silent Jens
    King Crimson - Red UK Island
    Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe

    Box sets:
    Cake vinyl box
    The Beatles in Mono
     
  3. GritNGlitter

    GritNGlitter Well-Known Member

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    You guys with your fancy collections. I have nothing with a median price above $85 (aside from the Beatles Mono boxset, which hardly counts)--at least none that I've entered into Discogs. But I can't think of any that might push above that.
     
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    I've been very lucky, except for Bookends I don't think I paid over $30 for any of my most valuable records. I was buying records for many years, and I know that if I somehow lost my collection I couldn't possibly replace them at the prices they now fetch.
     
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    Yeah...I've been lucky, too. Looking in my top 10 while excluding most of the box sets I can tell that most were bought used or new before prices went crazy.

    01. Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross ‎– The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    - Was a gift from the wife when I bought her a house. I still don't know how she knew about this release...she still won't tell me, either.

    02. Tool - Ænima
    - Bought new off the shelf in the NRM Music store in Marion, IL in 1996

    03. Marilyn Manson ‎– Antichrist Superstar
    - Braved a Hot Topic when I heard they had this exclusive.

    04. David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar)
    - Ordered this when my local didn't get their orders in on the release Friday - quickly sold out 2 days later when he died.

    05. The Sonics ‎– Introducing The Sonics
    - Found at a local antique mall.

    06. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    - Was still sealed at my local store, was around the $ all the reissues have been.

    07. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross ‎– The Social Network
    - Bought new in the store when it was released.

    08. The Beatles - The Beatles (German 1985 DMM on white vinyl)
    - Found used in Portland - maybe was around 20-25 bucks. The best sounding White Album I have, although I haven't directly compared to the new release.

    09. Mar1lyn Man5on - Mechanical Animals
    - I think I bought this new online...or new in a store - I really don't remember

    10. Goblin ‎– George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    - Waxwork Records 2018 subscription variant


    Looking at past Discogs purchases, the most expensive I bought was $70 for the Pump Up The Volume : Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    This was more of a nostalgic purchase, being that it was my first ever CD I owned - before I even had a CD player to play it.

    I can't remember any of my purchases at a local store being much more than 30 bucks for 1 record, but I'm sure some have been in there over the years.
     
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    White Whale album for me. I picked up a boot of it via eBay as a holdover for the purported reissue.
     
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    I have a copy of The Mountain Goats' "Come Come To The Sunset Tree" limited-to-1000 album of home demos that has a median value of almost $400 CDN. After John Darnielle left a bag of merch at the venue after a Toronto show, it was recovered by the promoter who was gifted a copy out of gratitude by Darnielle. He wasn't much of a TMG fan so he gave it to me. And we all lived happily ever after.

    https://www.discogs.com/The-Mountain-Goats-Come-Come-To-The-Sunset-Tree/release/769960
     
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    Median Value
     
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    Somewhere @wokeupnew ‘s wallet is burning and probably in tears.
     
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    :cry:

    I just can’t justify paying more than $100 for a copy of that. So I’ll probably never own it.
     
  11. GritNGlitter

    GritNGlitter Well-Known Member

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    I keep reading this title as "Most Vulnerable Record" today, so I thought I'd pop in.

    I think it's way better when you're just lucky enough to have good taste at the right time. ;)
     
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    An old coworker of mine grew up with Darnielle and they are still friends. I read an interview years after the release of Sunset Tree that mentioned a box of hand painted records in a corner in his studio space. I was like, “that’s come come to the sunset tree!” So I asked my coworker to reach out to John about it, but John was like, “oh no those are long gone. I don’t even have a copy myself.” I remember when he first mentioned they were coming and he said, “there’s enough that everyone who wants one should be able to get one.” :_(
     
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    63116548-41AF-4E40-B2B2-86B5179F2001.jpeg My most valuable record has probably never sold on Discogs. The listing has a couple sales on it, but at those prices the sellers either got ripped off or it wasn’t really this variant. One sold on eBay in the last few years for $600. That’s not a price that would interest me.

    I had acquired a test pressing of a white buffalo woman 45. And a completist of the label offered me a Carl Sagan Cosmos variant for it. I thought we were opening the negotiations with my test pressing, not that that was all he was asking for. I felt like I was ripping him off so I asked if he needed a low cut Connie tour variant I had, he said yes, so I tossed it in for free. I was so nervous watching the tracking number update.
     
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    That's beautiful, love it.
     
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    uvwxVinyl Well-Known Member

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    How do people handle high value trades like that?

    I got burned (on this forum) when I did a trade last time and never received my record and the person went unresponsive. It wasn't a high value item and actually something I got for free so I wrote it off as a PIF and got on with it, but I would be choked losing an album I actually liked and not getting what I wanted in return.

    Do people then do a sale of both items so that its backed by paypal? I.e. you pay $x for record you want and they pay the same $x for the record they want?
     
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    It was someone who I’d dealt with before on a much smaller forum than this one, so I felt safe knowing it would really happen.

    On that forum they will sometimes use an intermediary for new people trying to trade stuff where say: both of us send our records to a third person who we agree on who then sends them out once both arrive.
     
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    I've heard conflicting stories of him saying that he has some leftover but he hasn't gotten around to painting the covers for them yet. so idk what will happen with that.
     
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    If it wasn’t someone I knew/had someone to vouch for - and frankly even then, just as an added security I’d do reciprocal PayPal transactions for insurance.

    High ticket transactions that can’t be handled in person requires a certain level of trust.
     
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    uvwxVinyl Well-Known Member

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    Will keep that in mind. It's not so unreasonable to ask for then in which case.
     
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    No, that’s a pretty common practice. In the old pre-Internet days we’d do the same thing with checks/MOs/charges.
     

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