Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Jethro Tull, The Doors, Traffic and more

Everyone has those expensive treats the like to enjoy from time to time, and as record collectors we tend to have more than most. Given they can’t just be found anywhere on any given day, there’s a lot of excitement in finding those holy grail and white whale items. We can help you find the records you’ve been desperately searching for with the high-end collectors’ items we come across.

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Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick - 1st - EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK TULLPTH567628

JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1972 UK first press two-part LP, pressed by Island with the white ‘i’ logo & perimeter text along the top of the label, housed in the original fold-out thick card newspaper picture sleeve. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition with a small amount of discolouration or scuffing around a few edges. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just the lightest signs of play. A nice copy of this hard to find first issue CHR1003).

The Doors L.A. Woman - 1st - VG/EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK DORLPLA575231

THE DOORS L.A. Woman (1971 UK first press 10-track stereo LP, housed in the original embossed die-cut rounded picture sleeve with printed clear plastic window and yellow ‘crucifixion’ picture inner. The sleeve [VG] has some notable indentations and scuff marks on the reverse plus a little light edgewear; the inner has a 1″ seam split in the bottom edge; whilst the vinyl grades as EX/EX+ with few signs of play. Recommended K42090).

Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die - 1st - Rough vinyl LP album (LP record) UK TRFLPJO131633

TRAFFIC John Barleycorn Must Die (First issue 1970 UK 6-track stereo LP on the rough textured pink ‘i’ Island label, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The heavy duty sleeve shows only a little faint scuffing or fading at the edges, the labels remain very clean with just a couple of light marks around the spindle hole, whilst the vinyl has a only a few light paper scuffs and hairlines not affecting play. Fantastic copy! ILPS9116).

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