Market Watch: Top records sold on eBay, March 2016

A list of top records sold on eBay, March 2016. All formats of records listed.

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5. Paradoxx – “Plan of Attak” 

Sold For: $8,300 (Best offer accepted)

Listed As: “PARADOXX Plan Of Attak on Silver Fin 1516 Rare Private Metal EX/EX-Signed!!!”

Genre: Heavy Metal

Record Label: Silver Fin (1516)

Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.

Release Year: 1985

Format: 12-Inch 33rpm EP

Special Attributes: Signed

Record Grading: EX

Sleeve Grading: EX

Seller: Private seller

Seller’s Comments: “Pristine original copy of this in-demand 1985 metal release from Chicago.”

 

 

 

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4. The Rolling Stones – “Stoned/I Wanna Be Your Man”

Sold For: $8,999.99 (Best offer accepted)

Listed As: “Rolling Stones – Stoned/ I Wanna be Your Man-London 9641-Stock Copy – Holy Grail”

Genre: Rock

Record Label: London (9641)

Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.

Release Year: 1964

Format: 7-Inch 45rpm

Special Attributes: Promo, 1st Edition, Unreleased

Record Grading: VG+

Sleeve Grading: VG+

Seller: Private Seller

Seller’s Comments: “The rarest and most valuable Rolling Stones 45 in the world. This was scheduled for release in March of 1964. Promo copies with black and white labels were sent out. Word quickly got back to London Records that there was no chance it would get any airplay. Lyrics like “Stoned – Outa Mah Mind…” did not fly in 1964. The release was quickly canceled but not before some purple and white labeled stock copies were pressed. Most were destroyed but a few got out and this is one of them. There has only been one sale of a stock copy of London 9641 on Ebay and that was about 10 years ago. Most people reading this will not see another one available for sale. CONDITION : A visual grade of this 45 is a clean VG. There are light hairline marks. Nothing ugly or dramatic, just light, general surface wear. A play grade is always in the VG++ to NM range with minimal surface noise. Both sides play cleanly from beginning to end. A sound clip of both sides in their entirety has been provided. There had been something rubber-stamped on the B-side. It is mostly only visible in the oval on the right side.”

 

 

 

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3. Elvis Presley – Sun Records lot

Sold For: $9,999.99 (Best offer accepted)

Listed As: “ELVIS PRESLEY sun record company 5×7″ lot 45RPM singles 209 210 215 217 223 rare”

Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Record Label: Sun (209, 210, 215, 217, 223)

Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.

Release Years: 1954, 1955

Format: 7-Inch 45rpm

Special Attributes: 1st Edition

Record Grading: EX/VG+

Seller: Private seller

Seller’s Comments: “That’s All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky, I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine / Good Rockin’ Tonight, Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re A Heartbreaker, I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone / Baby Let’s Play House and Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget. Push marks on the labels. No push marks on 223. DO NOT PASS THIS UP!!! VERY RARE COLLECTION IN THIS CONDITION!!!”

 

 

 

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2. David Bowie – “Hunky Dory”

Sold For: $10,720.56 (GBP 7,600.00; 28 bids – Starting Price: GBP 0.01)

Listed As: “DAVID BOWIE~HUNKY DORY~ PREVIEW PRESSING ONLY 4 COPIES EXIST NO RESERVE RARE !! COMPLETE WITH THE FIRST SLEEVE THEY EVER PRINTED RARE !”

Genre: Rock

Release Year: 1971

Format: 12-Inch 33rpm

Special Attributes: Preview pressing w/gatefold and promo photos

Seller: Private Seller

Seller’s Comments: “PREVIEW PRESSING. COMPLETE WITH THE VERY FIRST HUNKY DORY SLEEVE THEY EVER PRINTED. DAVID BOWIE COLLECTING FLYS NO HIGHER THAN THIS ITEM RIGHT HERE. NOTHING. NO DAVID BOWIE RECORD IS AS HIGHLY PRIZED, AS HIGHLY DESIRED OR AS SOUGHT AFTER AS THIS. A few years ago I had the very great pleasure, in being the very FIRST PERSON, IN THE WORLD, TO BRING THIS ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE COLLECTABLE TO THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLDS DAVID BOWIE COLLECTORS. Indeed, it sold exceptionally well . AND SO IT SHOULD. I AM PRETTY CERTAIN THAT AT THE TIME OF THE LAST SALE ,THE PRICE THAT THIS GREAT ITEM ACHIEVED, BROKE A WORLDS RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST PRICED DAVID BOWIE LP EVER !!!!!

WELL GUESS WHAT ?

BUCKLE UP.

HOLD TIGHT.

AND STRAP IN !

BECAUSE HERE.

WE GO.

AGAIN !!!!

ONLY 4 COPIES ARE KNOWN TO EXIST. THIS ONE YOU ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT HERE IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER THREE!!!!. SIMPLY BECAUSE THIS COMES WITH THE VERY FIRST HUNKY DORY SLEEVE. THAT THEY EVER PRESSED ! Making this copy TOTALLY UNIQUE. To see where other sellers around the globe value this item take the time to look this up Item Number 252314066841 its just short of £8000 . That means after customs Tax it, and they even tax the postage AT A MASSIVE 45% for bringing this fine UK collectable BACK TO THE UK WHERE IT TRULY BELONGS!!! it will cost you the best part of £13,000 STERLING ! MINE IS ALREADY HERE SO NO IMPORTERS TAX IS DUE!!!!! When something is SO RARE. SO HIGHLY PRIZED. SO HIGHLY DESIRED by such a huge amount of people, would you not agree ? YOU CAN FEEL IT
DRAWING YOU IN ! Did you ever ask yourself why does that happen ? I DID. MANY, MANY TIMES…. And I will tell you what I came up with. I think that just like YOU. The item that you are looking at, HAS A SOUL . And it is pulling your soul, TOWARDS IT.It is rare when that happens , but when it does. GO WITH IT. Because when you get your hands ON THE TROPHY!!!! IT IS A LINGERING TASTE THAT IS OH SO SWEET, TO BE ENJOYED BY ONLY A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF VERY DISCERNING COLLECTORS !!At the end of this listing you will read these words. YES YOU WILL . PENNY START AND NO RESERVE !!! YEP, IM GONNA DO IT !!! But before we get there . TO, this GREAT ITEM…. Your DAVID BOWIE collection is now looking very impressive . It has taken your lifes hard work to build it to where it is now ! What better centrepiece is there THAN THIS ? NO JEWEL, IN ANY DAVID BOWIE COLLECTION CROWN, COULD SHINE ANY BRIGHTER ,THAN THIS TRUE BOWIE BEAUTY . THIS IS DAVID BOWIE COLLECTING FLYING AT ITS FASTEST, AND ITS HIGHEST. GRAB A FIRM HOLD . DO NOT BE LEFT BEHIND! There is a lot of things in this auction. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST HIGHLY PRIZED DAVID BOWIE LPS ON THE PLANET !!!!! A PROMOTIONAL STACK OF PAPER WORK HAND PICKED BY TONY DEFRIES WHO OWNED GEM . A beautiful 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch promotional gate fold wrap around sleeve with pouches to house all the promo photos and paperwork that goes with this magnificent item. YOU ALSO GET THE VERY FIRST HUNKY DORY SLEEVE THEY EVER PRINTED which comes in two halves with the spine still attached . Double click the pictures the sleeve is textured just like the DRESS COVER . You also get the PROMO LP to end ALL DAVID BOWIE PROMO LPs.The Green label GEM RECORDS VERSION OF HUNKY DORY . The labels on both sides are in EXCELLENT CONDITION. In a few days I will add a detailed track by rack description of EXACTLY how this beauty plays . (im pushed for time, I got the graveyard shift again). This record right here is the rarest pressing of DAVID BOWIE`s CLASSIC LYRICAL ACOUSTIC HUNKY DORY MASTERPIECE IN THE WORLD !!!! REGARDED BY MANY AS BOWIE`S FINEST WORK. THIS LP IS A CORKER!! I first heard this LP aged 13 and it took over my life. As my aged moved, the lyricle meanings have moved with me . THE LYRICLE MEANINGS IN THIS LP CHANGED WITH AGE, AS I CHANGED WITH AGE. LAYERED LYRICLE writing like that is rare it is the TRUE MARK OF A GENIUS !!! Kooks changed dramatically when I got my own kids. Then when my son was 13 this LP got inside his head. Hes 29 now and its there more than ever !!!And EVERY song on this LP does that…. Bowie is clever!!! THERE IS NO RESERVE ON THIS ITEM FOR ONE VERY SIMPLE REASON. THIS RARITY RIGHT HERE. IS FOR SALE . AND THE WINNER. TAKES THE LOT !!!! WHOEVER WINS THIS, WILL BE THE ENVY  OF THE WORLDS MOST SERIOUS DAVID BOWIE COLLECTORS.

WHAT A RARITY AND OH WHAT AN LP .

WHAT A RARE OPPORTUNITY.

WHAT A RARE OPPORTUNITY.

WHAT A RARE OPPORTUNITY.

HOW CAN YOU LET THIS PASS YOU BY ???

I DONT KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE GONNA DO??? GET A LOAN ?

RE MORTGAGE ??

SELL A CAR ??

SELL A KIDNEY ??

SELL THE KIDS ???

THIS IS YOUR ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

GET INVOLVED. RAISE THE MONEY. AND BID !!!”

 

 

 

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1. David Bowie – “David Bowie”

Sold For: $12,836.46 (43 Bids; Starting Price: GBP 0.01)

Listed As: “DAVID BOWIE ~ DERAM JAP STOCK WITH “BOTH OBI`s” COMPLETE FORM MINT CON NO RES ! RAREST DERAM LP IN EXISTANCE TOTALLY UNIQUE BAR NONE !!”

Genre: Rock

Record Label: Deram (DL-44)

Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

Release Year: 1973

Format: 12-Inch 33rpm

Special Attributes: Original Japanese pressing and OBI Strip

Record Grading: M

Sleeve Grading: M

Seller: Private Seller

Seller’s Comments: “HERE IT IS. Without doubt. THIS IS IT. THE RAREST DAVID BOWIE DERAM LP ON EARTH. In It`s ABSOLUTE COMPLETE DAY OF RELEASE FORM . WITH THE ORIGINAL STRIP OBI DL-44. THE UNFATHOMABLY RARE MINI OBI. ALSO WITH ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET. ORIGINAL ADVERT SHEET . AND ALL IN MINT CONDITION. TIME CAPSULE MUSEUM PIECE QUALITY. TOTALLY UNIQUE ITEM !!!! THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THIS COMPLETE FORM, IN THIS, TRUE MINT CONDITION. AND I CHALLENGE ALL THE COLLECTORS OF THE WORLD, TO THAT CLAIM ! I have owned 5 of these stock copies along the road, NONE WITH AN OBI. And NOBODY has even heard of this Secondary MINI Obi before. IT IS TOTALLY UNPRECEDENTED !!! THIS IS RE -Writing the books !!!!PUTTING THEM RIGHT !!! Always upgrading .Believing my search will never end…..I told myself…. Have faith … be patient and have faith in the Japanese …. Then one day my favourite Japan supplier called to tell me he had finally found my gem that I had searched for, for about a dozen years. As I`ve said in the past to deal with these Japanese Suppliers is an HONOUR. He told me the condition . He told me the price . One KIDNEY ! I paid . And as always . My good friend in Japan. Came through but in style I had never imagined possible. TOTALLY UNPLAYED .NEVER. NOT EVER. CONDITION PRISTINE.UNPLAYED. TOP OF THE TREE. A NUMBER 1. THIS IS THE HIGHEST CALIBRE RECORD I HAVE EVER SEEN IM ALL MY LIFETIME COLLECTING .If you are going to look at this in daylight, I reccomend a good pair of Ray Bans. It has a the HIGHEST LUSTRE SHEEN POSSIBLE on a bright day just like today, THIS RARE, RARE, RARE BEAUTY. IS BLINDING !!!!When the light catches it just so I swear it looks like its made of glass. THE FINEST CONDITION RECORD I HAVE EVER OWNED ! This is going to be like one of my kids getting up , walking out , and leaving home for good . Parting with this will be bitter sweet ! Records to me are like photographs or old friends. I get em out every now and then and I go down memory lane with them. Please read below the importance of how the value of a record is affected by the presence of the Obi Strip . NOT ONLY THAT . THIS Fine, fine, piece comes with a SECONDARY MINI OBI STRIP and that is TOTALLY UNPRECEDENTED. I bought my first STOCK COPY of this LP from Marshall Jarman years ago and it never had the OBI strip. He told me this LP was never issued with an Obi .(That is testament enough to how rare it is, to see this LP complete with it`s Obi, and NOW with its UNPRECEDENTED Mini Obi also . This re writes the books ! Then in the early days of the internet. I contacted a few record stores in Japan, searching for a copy of this LP with the all important OBI Strip. Not only did none of them have it . All the stores I had contacted also told me they too, had never seen this LP with an Obi. Then I met one man who had eventually found me , this beauty . This man had been in business selling records in Japan for 28 years. And just like all the other people from Japan whom I have traded with over the years ,he was (no different) , that is to say …completely trustworthy and his product was BETTER, than he had described. (this is years before I found out about Ebay). (Any of you who have dealt with Japan record stores will know what I mean). It is as if the Japanese treat this business with honour and respect , rather than profit ! I love dealing with the Jap sellers . He said if he ever got a Stock copy with its Obi strip.I would be the first one he would call. I bought many other items from him but had to wait just over 10 or 12 years before he came good on his word, but come good he did. An insight into how the Obi`s being present affects the price is . I also ordered a copy of Funhouse by the Stooges with its Obi he said … FORGET THAT ONE . Its the rarest of em all…(In all his time trading he had never seen that one) Without the Obi Funhouse is $900 .With the Obi that LP is between $5000 and $10,000 OR MORE ! That is how important these Obi strips are… ALL JAPAN STOCK COPIES ARE ORIGINALLY ISSUED WITH AN OBI . HERE IS THE RAREST DAVID BOWIE DERAM IN THE WORLD NOT ONLY WITH ITS OBI STRIP BUT WITH ITS UNPRECEDENTED MINI OBI ALSO . IN MINT CONDITION THROUGHOUT . A TOTALLY UNIQUE item in its COMPLETE form. Testimony from a top Japan record store 28 years in business can not be ignored .Marshall Jarman`s word is not to be taken lightly either. Just look at his book , his credentials. The lengthy forward in his book was written by some one you may have heard of, TONY VISCONTI . In all my time collecting I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER .”

 

 

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