Your weekly best of premium collectable Christmas gift ideas including Samson, Fairport Convention, Status Quo and more

It isn’t always the cheapest passion to have but being a record collector means you are often prepared to put your hand your pocked for that one-off rarity you’ve always wanted. Its worth it, because some records and rarities don’t always appear on the market, but you can bet that when they do, we will have them and can help you get them in your collection.

Take a look at some of the premium highlights we’ve got in stock below, and the full range can be seen on

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.

Samson Head On - Fully Autographed vinyl LP album (LP record) UK SAMLPHE803221

SAMSON Head On (Fully Autographed 1980 UK 10-track LP, the second album by the NWOBHM band & first to feature future Iron Maiden-frontman ‘Bruce Bruce’ Dickinson on vocals. Includes the classic track ‘Vice Versa’ along with the instrumental ‘Thunderburst’ which was co written by Steve Harris & later recorded by Iron Maiden as the track ‘Ides Of March’ on their Killers album. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition & the front of the glossy picture sleeve has been signed in biro by the original line-up – Bruce Dickinson as ‘Bruce Bruce’, the late Paul Samson, bassist Chris Aylmer & masked drummer ‘Thunderstick’! GEMLP108).

Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking - 1st vinyl LP album (LP record) UK F-CLPUN433909

FAIRPORT CONVENTION Unhalfbricking (Rare 1969 UK first pressing 8-track stereo vinyl LP on the pink ‘block’ label design, picture sleeve. This was one of only two albums that had their debut release on this label, with just five other releasesrepressed to use this design, making each one very collectable indeed & extremely hard to find these days!)

Status Quo Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon vinyl LP album (LP record) Japanese QUOLPMA557924

STATUS QUO Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon (Super rare 1970 Japanese 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible when held to the light. The third studio album from the iconic British rock group, which showcased their new-found rock sound. The picture sleeve shows only the faintest signs of foxing with age and is otherwise in superb condition, with Japanese/lyric insert and obi-strip. The labels have just a few very light spindle marks, whilst thevinyl is exceptionally clean with only a few light paper scuffs. An amazing example and only the second Japanese original we’ve ever stocked! UXP-647-Y).

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