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.
     
  6. Bearded Cynic

    Bearded Cynic Well-Known Member

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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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