Collecting Vinyl Records : Basics for Collecting Vinyl Records
We’re going to talk today about vinyl. I’m
not going to cover the 78s. Those are a whole different ball game. That’s another drama
that we’ll go into later…but those are the kinds that break and are about “this” size.
We are going to talk about the kind that we used to buy in Jimco. These are your LPs,
33 and 1/3. And they are really making a comeback right now. Every age group is starting to
collect vinyl, as they call it. They don’t call it records or LPs. They call it vinyl
now and you can find it everywhere. It’s very collectible. More and more people are buying
it; record players. So let me talk a little bit about what you might see and some of the
high end things to look for. Okay. The piece de la resistance, as they say, is this particular
album “The Beatles Yesterday and Today.” This is what they call “The Butcher” album cover.
This is very famous because when this record came out in the sixties, somebody had the
cute idea to put these little baby parts like butchered babies and stuff on here. So people
started freaking out. So they retrieved all of these and then, what they did is, they
took this album and they slapped this cover on them. So there are three different, or
four different, or five different machinations of this album. There’s the original Butcher
album which could be worth up to about fifteen hundred dollars! So if you see this album,
buy it! Buy it! Expert Village, buy it! If you see this album, this one could be worth
something too, but this one is one that may (I’d have to look), some of them have a label
on it. Some of them don’t. Some people actually tear the label off. But the one after that
is this one; it’s the only label. So you have three different versions available. If there’s
a label, under here, it looks like that, buy it. Excellent. Very famous.