Top records sold at Tefteller’s auction, June 23

John Tefteller’s World’s Rarest Records latest auction ending on June 23, 2016 lived up to its billing of being a rare collection of “1950s, 1960s and 1970s rock ‘n’ roll 45s and 78s”  for sale to the highest bidder.

The top record sold was a Christmas single by Bill Haley and his Saddlemen band. The “I Don’t Want To Be Alone For Christmas” 45 was released in December of 1954 for only a couple weeks during the holiday season and then withdrawn. According to John Tefteller, it is one of only two known copies in the record collecting world. Tefteller claims it is the “Only copy I’ve seen in 45 years!”

"I Don't Want To Be Alone For Christmas" 45 was released in December of 1954. Image courtesy of Tefteller's Rarest Records.

“I Don’t Want To Be Alone For Christmas” 45 was released in December of 1954. Image courtesy of Tefteller’s Rarest Records.

Here are the Top 13:

  1. Bill Haley and The Saddlemen, “I Don’t Want To Be Alone For Christmas/A Year Ago This Christmas,” Holiday 111, VG+/M-, $4000
  2. Buddy Holly, “That’ll Be the Day EP w/cover, Decca ED 2575, M/M, $1100
  3. Larry Hall, “Sandy/Lovin’ Tree,” Evergreen 1001, M-/VG+, $1000 (First pressing. Prototype picture sleeve)
  4. Elvis Presley, “Good Rockin’ Tonight/I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine,” Sun 210, VG+/M-, $600
  5. The Kinks, “You Really Got Me/It’s All Right,”Reprise 0306, M-/M, $583 (White label promo w/insert)
  6. Brad Berwick, “I’m Better Than The Beatles/Walking Down Easy Street,” Clinton 1012, M-/VG+, $500
  7. The Pink Floyd, “Arnold Layne/Candy and a Currant Bun,” Tower 333, Mint, $450 (White label promo)
  8. Elvis Presley, “TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley,” RCA Victor GB-MW-8705, VG+, $450 (One-sided interview)
  9. Chuck Berry, “Johnny B. Goode/Around & Around,” Chess 1691, M-, $330 (First pressing)
  10. Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ in the Wind/Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” Columbia, VG+ 42856, $330 (Orange Label, True first pressing)
  11. Roy Orbison and The Roses, “Devil Doll/Sweet and Easy To Love,” Sun 265, M-, $330
  12. Buddy Holly, “Listen To Me” EP w/cover, Coral EC 81169,M/M,  $325
  13. Bob Dylan, “Positively 4th Street/(SAME),” Columbia 43389, M/M, $300 (Plant error pressing)

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