Rocketboom Spotlight on The Archive, a film by Sean Dunne. Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.
Want to be the owner of the world’s largest record collection, an impressive historical archive that includes well over 3 million vinyl releases? Well, you’d be the first.
“It’s a sad commentary of the times,” says Pittsburgh resident Paul Mawhinney, the owner of the massive record compendium and former proprietor of Record-Rama, who has been trying to sell his unmatched collection for over a decade.
Sure, money, preservation, and storage may present hurdles to potential buyers, but he says the biggest obstacle has been getting people to care; “basically, no one gives a damn.”
Mawhinney’s enormous collection, which includes one of a kind rarities such as an unreleased Rolling Stones compilation and a ‘flat record’ dating from 1881, has been appraised to be worth around $50 million, but even at the relative bargain price of $3 million (that’s practically a dollar per record), he’s been unable to find anyone seriously interested in buying,
If ony I had 3 Million Dollars.....ahhhhhhhhh