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Market Watch: Bowie and Elvis records among top-sellers on eBay

Records from both the Thin White Duke and The King scored high sales prices on eBay in September 2022. But the top seller wasn't a rocker,

These were the top-selling records on eBay during the month of September 2022.

Reported by Frank Daniels

  

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5. Elvis Presley

“That’s All Right”/ “Blue Moon of Kentucky”

Sun 209

“Sample” stamp

Condition: about VG

Sold for: $4,701.61

Of the seven 45-RPM label variations known of Presley’s first single, this one is the only one featuring the word “with” above “SCOTTY and BILL.” This copy is one of a few with the SAMPLE stamp, indicating that Sun sent it out to a radio station.

  

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4. Misfits

Bullet

Plan 9 (U.S.) 1000

Black Vinyl (1st pressing)

Condition: VG(+)/NM

Sold for: $5,146.00

This copy of the now-classic Misfits EP follows several others that came up for auction. The hammer price indicates that interest in the early Plan 9 material has not diminished.

  

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3. Capoeira Twins

“4 x 3” / “Truth Will Out”

Blowpop BLOWP-001

Cover by Banksy

Condition: VG/VG+

Sold for: $5,581.50

The recording artist, Tim Hancock and Ian Stratford, commissioned street artist Bansky to design and stencil 100 copies of the sleeve for this 1999 single. The record came out before Banksy became well known. A copy of the record sold earlier this year.

  

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2. David Bowie

Space Oddity (2019 Mix)

Parlophone (U..K) DBSOLP-50

Gold Vinyl

Condition: M/M-

Sold for: $5,581.50

The special anniversary remix came out in 2019 on vinyl, as a limited edition of 2,019 numbered copies. The copies numbered 1 to 1969 were pressed in black vinyl, while the copies numbered 1970 to 2019 were pressed in gold vinyl. This copy was numbered 2012 on the label.

  

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1. Blind Willie McTell

“Three Women Blues”/ “Statesboro Blues”

Victor V-38001

Condition: VG+

Sold for: $12,500.00

Hot on the heels of a sale last month, this copy in better condition sold for an appropriate multiple of the hammer price of last month’s copy. Will this sale bring out a copy in Near Mint condition?

  

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