Your weekly best of premium collectable ideas including Queen, Black Sabbath, Supertramp 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.

Below are some hand-picked highlights from our constantly rotating stock, and you can see all our premium rarities over at

Queen Tie Your Mother Down 7" vinyl single (7 inch record / 45) French QUE07TI793124

QUEEN Tie Your Mother Down (Rare 1977 French wide centred 7″ vinyl single, also includes You And I, housed in a unique & lightly textured picture sleeve featuring a great live colour shot of the group. The sleeve displays some light age wear withsome edge scuffing & ringwear, and is a very pleasing off white, with no sticker marks, splits, rips or writting. The labels are both clean and the vinyl remains Excellent with only a few light cosmetic surface marks. A really nice example ofthis hard to find French pressing!).

Black Sabbath Vol. 4 - 1st - EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK BLKLPVO68365

BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (Rare 1972 UK first press 10-track LP on the small ‘swirl’ label without ‘Made In England’ text, matt gatefold picture sleeve with integral four page colour photo booklet, ‘VO Price Code’ lettering on reverse and no track times inside. By 1972 the swirl inner was no longer being used, instead a poly lined white sleeve was used printed with ‘Plastic Bags Can Be Dangerous’. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remainsin excellent condition with few signs of play. Recommended).

Supertramp Supertramp - 1st - Alternate Titled vinyl LP album (LP record) UK SPTLPSU713720

SUPERTRAMP Supertramp (Rare UK 1970 11-track LP on the tan A&M label bearing the alternate title ‘And I’m Not Like Other’ with A1/B1 matrices, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with only very gentle age wear to the laminate, with no writing, seam splits or tears, whilst the vinyl has been professionally cleaned & grades somewhere between Excellent & Near Mint, showing just a few faint signs of play. The album was soon deleted due to lack of sales & did not resurface until a few years later when the band finally gained the recognition they deserved, leaving these initial pressings few & far between. A fantastic copy & only the second we have seen of this sought-after original pressing! AMLS981).

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