Market Watch: Promos, acetates and rare 45s lead recent auctions

By Joyce GreenholdtPromotional Album
To start with, we have the very rare Rolling Stones Promotional Album from 1969 on the Decca label. Only a few hundred copies were pressed for U.S. and U.K. radio stations; this one is a U.K. copy in Very Good++++ condition.
1. $9,131.98 The Rolling Stones,

2. $4,477.99 Jimmy DeBerry “Take A Little Chance” b/w “Time Has Made A Change”
Next we have Sun #185, a delta blues 45 recorded in May 1953 by vocalist Jimmy DeBerry, in VG+ condition.

3. $2999.99 David Bowie, “Space Oddity” b/w “Wild Eyed Boy From Free Cloud” promo 45
Here we have a Portuguese pressing of the “Space Oddity” white-label promo single on the Philips label. The vinyl is in Near Mint condition, with an Excellent++ picture sleeve.

4. $2,600 Led Zeppelin 45 rpm box set
Next we have something of more recent vintage, Classic Records’ limited-edition Led Zeppelin box set of more than 40 single-sided 45 rpm 12-inch records pressed on 200-gram vinyl. This copy is a first-stamper pressing, with a certificate to that effect.

The set contains Led Zeppelin I through IV, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Grafitti, Presence, In Through The Out Door, The Song Remains The Same and Coda, pressed on four discs for the single LPs and eight for the double LPs. The set comes packaged in a hard-sided “road case” and originally sold for about $700. A still-sealed copy of the box set in the original shipping box sold for $3,060 in 2007.

5. $2,511.09 The Jam, Going Underground acetate
Finally, we have a 10-inch acetate of The Jam’s Going Underground from the personal collection of U.K. DJ and broadcaster Mike Read.


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