Your weekly best of premium collectable Christmas gift ideas including Reef, Rolling Stones, The Flies 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

If you are looking for some great gift ideas or looking to treat yourself, our Christmas store is now open and being updated with new stock daily.

The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet - 1st - EX vinyl LP album (LP record) UK ROLLPBE572477

ROLLING STONES Beggars Banquet (Rare 1968 UK first press 10-track stereo vinyl LP, on the original dark blue label with silver text & the unboxed Decca logo with no speed indicator, complete with the original Garrod & Lofthouse front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with the ‘Patents Pending’ text in the bottom right corner on the reverse SKL4955)

REEF 93/03 (Rare 2012 UK Limited Edition 12-disc multi-format [9-CD/DVD/LP/Cassette] that spans the first 10 years the initial career of the UK rock band, from their very demo tape through to their previously unreleased Lucky #5 album. As well as featuring CD’s of their studio back catalogue, this stunning set also includes a CD’s of rarities, B-sides, live recordings and demos, along with a DVD of every music video and rare TV footage. If that wasn’t enough, it includes a vinyl LP copy of Lucky #5, a cassette of their original ‘Naked’ demo, a 64-page booklet, and a insert [seperate to the box] with notes from the bands manager, Muff Winwood. This is all housed in a huge 18″x16.5″ embossed box, that remains sealed with a numbered sticker and in mint, unplayed condition. This set has everything you could possibly need and is essential to any Reef collection).

The Flies (60s) (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone 7" vinyl single (7 inch record / 45) UK FL407IM689841

THE FLIES [I’m Not Your] Stepping Stone (Impossibly Rare Original 1966 UK 7″ vinyl single with its intact four-prong centre, also including melodic B-side ‘Talk To Me’. The first of only three releases by the short-lived psych act who embodied the spirit of the age so much by appearing at the 14-Hour Technicolor Dream and opening for Hendrix at The Roundhouse. This fantastic proto-stoner rock cover of the Monkees’ classic [originally recorded by Paul Revere & the Raiders] has gone onto feature in plethora of psychedelic compilations including ‘Chocolate for Your Diabetes, Volume 1’ and ‘The British Psychedelic Trip: 1966 – 1969’. Issued in the Decca company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl has just a few light spindle marks and minimal surface scuffs but remains in EX condition for its fifty five plus years! F12533).

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