There’s nothing more satisfying than finding that one record you have been desperately searching for. The one that you have been saving for, waiting for the day it appears and you are ready to make it the centerpiece of your collection. Providing the best, valuable, and high quality records and memorabilia is what we have a passion for here, and it has been our mission since the start.
Each week we give you a round up of the premium collectables we currently have that are just waiting for the perfect home. Head to our store to see our full listing of vinyl rarities and collectables.
QUEEN Queen Mania (Super rare official 1989 UK limited edition numbered red flight case, manufactured for export only with the case number machine stamped on the front. Originally issued with the first fifteen digitally mastered CD albums, the past owner has also added three extra albums. A fabulous, must have collectors piece, please see moere information for further details)
VELVET UNDERGROUND The Velvet Underground & Nico (Very rare and essential 1967 US East Coast press blue & silver Verve label 11-track stereo LP, housed in the legendary Andy Warhol pasted gatefold sleeve with unpeeled banana sticker & no torso image on theback [airbrushed]. The label is a large ‘t’ blue & silver Verve design with ‘Side 1’ & ‘2’ to the lower left [East Coast design] & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. This is a wonderful one previous owner copy. The iconic sleeve grades VG/VG+ as there is some foxing evident, a tiny area of paper loss to the bottom right-hand corner, a little corner-wear/sticker mark with minimal wear to the inner spread. However, there are no deletion cuts, no writing or creasing with the banana remaining unpeeled. The spine is clear as day & the panels remain a wonderful off white. The vinyl is superb. It is virtually impossible to find a copy of this album in any condition let alone one that shows almost no signs of play. Yes, there are some very faint hairlines in the odd area on close inspection but these are rendered purely cosmetic with the vinyl grading a healthy Excellent all round. Highly Recommended V6-5008).
GENESIS/LIONEL KOECHLIN Duke (Limited Edition 15.5″ x 12″ Lithograph print by Lionel Koechlin, as used by Genesis for the front cover of their 1980 album Duke. The cover art was drawn by French illustrator Lionel Koechlin & taken from his book L’Alphabet d’Albert, published in 1979. The artwork is numbered & hand annotated by Lionel Koechlin in the bottom left corner, reading: “L. K. 29 / 200 E.A. TO TONY”. E.A. is Epreuve d’artiste (Artist’s Proof) & “To Tony” refers to Tony Stratton-Smith, founder of the Charisma label & Genesis manager. This was hanging in Tony’s office for many years & could now take pride of place in yours, framed & ready for display…!).
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