BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:Off to the auction to see more records, get excited, only to be hugely disappointed tomorrow when the bidding ends.
Well I went, and I saw a woman, who more than likely knew nothing about records, with a big notepad, writing down every title, and checking the condition of every record, so everyone, and his wife wants to get in on the record selling fad, so as I thought, there's little chance of winning anything.
I will go though, as there were some good records (Black Sabbath/Masters Of Reality/Paranoid 1st pressings), even if there's little chance of me winning them. The condition of most of the records wasn't great, and we all know the difference in value of a mint record and a VG one, so I'm hoping to push the prices up to beyond their collectiove values, so these fly-by-night buyers lose money on them, and sod off and leave the records to people who love them for what they are, not what money they can make out of selling them.
Yes, this is true to a large extent and for most records, but if you find something very rare, I think the VG copy is worth more than the Record Collector book price, which is 50% of the original...I think! This is an area of contention though, and like everything re collecting, it depends on who wants it at the time it's for sale.
The first Black Sabbath album is pretty rare on Vertigo with black inside the gatefold rather than white and quite a few other indicators too; there are so many slight variations of this record, ie the placing of the word, 'Vertigo' etc and Philips credits on record label. Check on discogs and popsike if you're really interested. It can fetch £500+....£400 book price I think. It's a great album as you probably know.