Monday, October 25, 2010

Elvis Record Collection Up For Sale

Elvis Presley sale has music world all shook up

By Richard Smith

The biggest collection of Elvis records is expected to fetch a King-sized £250,000 close to $400,000 went it goes under the hammer this week.

Steve Lacey, 45, is selling 12,000 mint condition vinyl discs amassed from all around the world.

The pub landlord, from Chepstow, Monmouthshire, said: "It began when I was 11 and I heard he had died. I got a paper round and spent everything on the collection. I worked five nights a week in a chippie to buy more.

"Then I had to decide whether I wanted a mortgage or more Elvis records. I kept buying records."

He added: "I recently split up from my wife and I've also been in hospital lately. I'm selling them for my three children."

Alan Budd from auction house Bamfords in Derby said: "It's probably the best collection in the world because Steve has records from so many countries."

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 10/23/2010

My favorite 45 makes the list this week; Mixed Feeling's "Sha La La" gets a little over $3k. This is the only stock copy to have ever made the Top 5 list, the others being white label promo's. Two classical box sets make the list, and a Beatles UK box set gets over $4k. A rare Psych LP on the Deram label rounds out this week's Top 5.

1. LP - Johanna Martzy "Bach: The unaccompanied Violin Sonatas" Columbia Box set UK - $5,756.90

2. LP - The Beatles "Let It Be" UK Box Set PXS 1 - $4,465.67

3. 45 - Mixed Feeling "Sha La La" / "Love Will Find A Way" United - $3,250.00

4. LP - Michele Auclair "JS Bach Sonates pour clavier et violon" Les Discophiles Francais - $3,150.00

5. LP - Room "Pre-Flight" Deram - $2,742.08

As always, a special thank you to Norm & Jane at Vinyl Record Talk for this great data.  Stop by and listen to Vinyl Record Talk anytime (they have past shows on file)!

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.  Vinyl Record Talk