Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Yes, John Mayall, Dr Strangely Strange and more

Record collecting is a tough game, but there’s nothing more satisfying than coming across that white whale or holy grail record you’ve been searching for. Normally these come at a price, and we see plenty of wonderful, high-end and premium vinyl, collectable CD’s and memorabilia from around the world.

Sometimes these are once in a lifetime finds and not to be missed. You can see the latest arrivals and highlights below and find the rest of our premium items at

Yes Close To The Edge - 1st + Inner - EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK YESLPCL598237

YES Close To The Edge (Rare 1972 UK first issue 3-track vinyl LP on the darker green & orange label [second issues were a lighter shade], with A1/B1 stamped matrices, complete with the green lyric inner. This all-time progressive rock masterpieceis housed in its iconic Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve with the original fully textured finish [second issues were smooth] and silver outline around the artist/title logo on the front K50012)

John Mayall Blues Breakers - 2nd - EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK JOMLPBL555460

JOHN MAYALL & ERIC CLAPTON Blues Breakers (1969 UK stereo issue of the 1966 12-track vinyl LP on a blue Decca unboxed label with -1W matrices stamped in the run-out groove, also including John McVie on bass, Alan Skidmore on tenor sax and Hughie Flint on drums, issued in the front-laminated picture sleeve with Mono / Stereo indicator hole on the back SKL4804)

Dr Strangely Strange Heavy Petting - 1st - G vinyl LP album (LP record) UK DRSLPHE700350

DR STRANGELY STRANGE Heavy Petting (Very Rare 1970 UK first issue 11-track stereo vinyl LP on the large Vertigo ‘swirl’ label with machine stamped matrices ending 1Y/1 / 2Y/1 in the run-outs, this second album from the experimental Irish folk group was expertly produced by the great Joe Boyd and features the legendary Gary Moore on lead guitar, housed in a unique & unusual fold-out die-cut picture sleeve designed by Roger Dean along with the poly lined swirl company inner. See ‘more info’ for condition details and stay tuned for updated images!).

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