In honor of record store day – here’s some “valuable vinyl”…do you have any?
George Harrison – Love Comes to Everyone / Soft Touch
Alt. Sleeve ($5,000)
An alternative picture sleeve in the record was circulated in the United States, but only for a very short time before it was discontinued. This is the most collectible piece from George’s solo career.
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
Alt. Cover ($5,000-$7,500)
If you have the words Led Zeppelin in turquoise on the upper-left of the cover of their debut album, you are a lucky person. These are extremely rare and frequently auction for over 5,000 dollars. I prefer the turquoise lettering over the original, very underrated color.
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
Alt. Cover ($2,500-$7,500)
The front cover of “diamond dogs” features Mr. Bowie as a half dog-half human, but the reserve gatefold is what created some controversy. RCA pulled this because it contained dog “family jewels.” Few copies got out, and most have them airbrushed out. If you find an intact copy, expect it to be worth around $7,500.
Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Withdrawn Version ($20,000-$30,000)
4 tracks were officially taken off of Bob’s 2nd album. However, a few were printed with the 4 songs on the record. If you’re not the biggest Bob Dylan fan, and you somehow have this rarity, you just got yourself a new car.
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Orange Vinyl Version ($1,500 – $3,000)
There are reportedly only 800 copies of this 1979 masterpiece pressed on orange, translucent vinyl. If you want to out do your neighbor’s man cave, just find one of these and frame it.
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Mono Version with orange sticker ($2,000-$4,000)
Mono versions were created for the promotional issue for this album, and if there’s a red sticker that reads “dj copy monaural”, it is very valuable.
The Beatles – Ask Me Why / Anna
Promo Single ($25,000)
There are only 6 to 10 copies of this very rare 1964 promo single. I’m sure Paul and Ringo have a copy, hopefully you will find one of the remaining few.