Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Top Selling Vinyl Records Sales at eBay - April 2011

Here is the month in review of the top selling ebay vinyl record sales, on a weekly basis, for April 2011. First and foremost, a special thank you to Norm and Jane at  Be sure to listen to their popular radio show Vinyl Record Talk for more information about the weekly top 5, vinyl record news and as well as weekly guests.

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/02/2011

A box set of every Led Zeppelin record on 180gm vinyl makes the top of the list. An acetate from 1951, recorded by the strange poet/jazz musician known as Moondog, gets the #2 spot. Another Madrigal learn Spanish LP makes the list. And Seattle band Fleet Foxes sells a test pressing of their yet to be released new album to help Japan's earthquake relief efforts. This record is by far the most recently recorded (if unreleased) piece of vinyl to make the Top 5.

1. LP - Led Zeppelin "Final Option" Box Set - $5,600.00

2. EP - Moondog "Music and Moondog" Acetate - $4,570.20

3. LP - Margarita Madrigal "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" Warhol Cover - $4,500.00

4. 45 - The Factory "Try A Little Sunshine" / "Red Chalk Hill" CBS - $3,927.60

5. LP - Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" Test Pressing - $3,350.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/09/2011

A one off factory floor indulgence of Elvis's 1977 "Moody Blue", in which a floor worker decided to make himself a splash copy, gets the #1 spot this week. Another Warhol cover makes the list. This one from a CBS Radio Broadcast record about the horror of crime in the United States in 1961. And the rare Apple unreleased Delaney and Bonnie record makes get on this week's Top 5.

1. LP - Elvis Presley "Moody Blue" Splash Purple Vinyl RCA - $5,299.99

2. LP - Hailu Mergia & The Walis Band "Ethiopian Instrumentals" Kaifa Greek Pressing - $3,000.00

3. LP - CBS Radio Broadcast "The Nation's Nightmare" Andy Warhol Cover - $2,686.00

4. LP - Delaney and Bonnie "The Original Delany and Bonnie" Apple unreleased - $2,560.00

5. 45 - Ricky Hodges "It Happened Too Fast" / "Love In It's Taking" DeBrossard - $2,403.55

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/16/2011

A day after The Beatles get the top price of the year on the Top 5, a Sex Pistols acetate bids higher than any record since December 2008 (a low numbered "White Album" that sold for $30k). The Beatles have gotten the top spot on the annual list for all four of the years I've been doing the Top 5, so it'll be interesting to see if a piece of Beatles vinyl beats out the Sex Pistols in the coming year.

1. 10" - Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen" Acetate - $23,805.30

2. LP - Elvis Presley "Speedway" RCA LPM-3989 Mono SEALED - $3,999.00

3. LP - Leonid Kogan "Beethoven Violin Concerto" Columbia SAX 2386 UK Pressing - $3,383.00

4. LP - Hank Mobley self titled Blue Note 1568 - $3,340.00

5. LP - Jaques Dumont Bach Sonata & Partitas Belvedre - $3,228.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/23/2011

A week after the Sex Pistols acetate of "God Saves The Queen" closed higher than any record since 2008, the pulled A&M pressing of the same single closes close to $17k, and itself bid higher than any record of 2010.

A Shrine 45 shows up on the list for the first time in many months. Shrine was a label started by Berry Gordy's ex-wife "Miss Ray". Shortly before the label's first run of singles were to be released, a fire consumed the warehouse where they were being stored. The only Shrine records to make it out into the world were several dozen promos of each title.

Stories have been going around record conventions for many years that Berry Gordy was in some way responsible for the fire. This is especially unlikely, if only for the reason that the warehouse burned along with many other buildings during the 1968 Washington D.C. riot following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

1. 45 - Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen" / "No Feeling" A&M AMS-7284 - $16,921.73

2. 45 - Ray Pollard "No More Like Me" / "This Time" Shirne - $3,500.00

3. LP - The Beatles "White Album" UK Pressing Mono #783 - $3,385.98

4. 78 - Tommy Johnston "Bye Bye Blues" / "Maggie Campbell Blues" Victor 21409 - $3,050.00

5. LP - Hank Mobley self titled Blue Note 1568 - $2,286.50

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/30/2011

For three weeks in a row the top record has pushed past the $10k mark. For the past two weeks Sex Pistols rarities have topped the list, and this weeks it's The Beatles original Stereo pressing of "Please Please Me", however the top price of over $13k does not come close to the sales of the Sex Pistol's records, which have been the highest recorded for two years.

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Bold Black label 1st Stereo - $13,176.41

2. LP - Wilhelm Furtwangler "Beethoven 9th Symphony" Soviet Union Pressing - $5,100.00

3. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” Test Pressing - $4,801.00

4. LP - Johanna Martzy "Schubert" Columbia 33CX UK Pressing - $3,500.00

5. 12" - Led Zeppelin "Road Box" - $3,200.00

More on this month's top sellers on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 4:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.  

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