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By Frank Daniels
These were the top-selling records on eBay during the month of October 2022.
1. The Beatles and Frank Ifield
The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage
Sold for: $10,000.00
Not long before Vee-Jay had to stop pressing Beatles records (in October 1964), the label replaced the original “old man” cover art with this drawing that they had used on the picture sleeve that Jim Johnson had designed for the “Love Me Do” single. Vee-Jay only printed a few thousand copies of this cover, and most of them are not known to have survived today. A copy in lower grade sold a few months ago for just over $6,000. This nicer copy naturally fetched more money.
Plan 9 PL9-04
Sold for: $9,500.00
Glenn Danzig’s Samhain released this, their first album on Danzig’s Plan 9 label in August 1984. This copy of the splash-vinyl album is genuine, and is only one of a few to sell online in the past few years.
3. The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Blue label, west-coast copy
Sold for: $8,200.00
This copy has its original cover with peel-off “banana” sticker intact, was still contained in its original (open) shrink wrap, and is a scarcer pressing by HV Waddell, MGM’s west-coast pressing plant of record. This beautiful copy will be the prize of someone’s collection.
4. The Damned
“White Rabbit”// “Rabid”/ “Seagulls”
Abbey Road (U.K.) Acetate
Sold for: $6,768.00
This acetate from 1979 came from Roger Armstrong’s personal collection. The A-side wound up being released in France as a single in 1980. The track listing here corresponds to the French release. “White Rabbit” came out in the UK in 1983 with a different B-side.
5. Leonid Kogan (Paris Conservatoire Orchestra)
Tchaikovsky: Concerto in D Major; Meditation in D Minor
Columbia (UK) SAX-2323
Sold for: $5,358.00
This beautiful copy of one of Kogan’s scarcer records is the prize classical recording of the month – demonstrating once again that Leonid Kogan’s popularity has only grown over the years.