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Beyond Vinyl: Promo swag makes quirky collectibles

by Stephen M.H. Braitman — The world of music promotional items, or swag, has a long and special history. When the music industry started swinging as a commercial force, marketers and publicists took their cue from titans like Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Company. The object, of course, was to spread the brand, make the name known, and sell product.

Price Guide: Bob Dylan, 1974-1983

A price guide to Bob Dylan 45s and albums from 1974 to 1983, plus the most valuable Dylan vinyl releases, excerpted from the "Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records, 1950 to 1975, 6th Edition," by Tim Neely.