Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Queen, The Beatles, Kiss 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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Queen A Night At The Opera - 1st vinyl LP album (LP record) UK QUELPAN93404

QUEEN A Night At The Opera (1975 UK 12-track vinyl LP with picture labels & ‘BLAIR’S’ scratched in the run off grooves, complete with full colour thick card picture inner, embossed gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a couple of faint spots of foxing and still has the vintage price sticker in place, whilst the vinyl is Near Mint EMTC103).

The Beatles Rubber Soul - 1st - Loud Cut - VG vinyl LP album (LP record) UK BTLLPRU364245


THE BEATLES Rubber Soul (1965 UK first pressing 14-track mono vinyl LP with ‘The Gramophone Co’ and ‘Sold In The UK’ label text. The Side One matrix is XEX 579-1, confirming that this is the rare LOUD CUT variant, complete with Emitex inner, front laminated flipback picture sleeve PMC1267)

Kiss Alive - Test Pressing 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album) UK KIS2LAL787579

KISS Alive! (Extremely rare 1977 UK 16-track white label 2-LP test pressing pressed on Translucent Purple Vinyl, visible when held to the light. The band’s first live album originally released in 1975, featuring renditions of Black Diamond, Rock And Roll All Nite, Rock Bottom and more. Comes housed in a commercial release gatefold picture. The labels are plain white without any writing on any side, with hand scratched ‘CALD 5001 A-1 MB’,’B-1 MB’,’C-1 MB’ & ‘D-1 MB’ matrices with a diamond logo after each number 1. This example remains in an amazing condition, the sleeve has just light wear, whilst the vinyl is in an outstanding ‘near mint’ condition with little to no signs of play. An amazing item and the first we have ever seen!CALD5001).

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