Only 50 copies of the 1994 Prince/Warner Brothers limited-edition release variant were pressed*
Discogs confirms the Most Expensive Item Sold for January 2018 is the 1994 Warner Brothers limited-edition numbered grey variant release of Prince's 'Black Album' selling for $5,332.00USD. This particular variant of the coveted Prince release came in a white sleeve without title, credits, or performer, with the catalog number (1-45793) and record company information appearing only on the spine and was numbered #001 to #050.
Other notable sales - Minor Threat's 1981 Dischord Records 7" misprint release 'In My Eyes' at $2,500.00USD and Nirvana's 1988 Sub Pop Singles Club release of 'Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese' at $2,483.00USD. For the entire Most Expensive Items Sold For January 2018 visit HERE.
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*Additional information via the Discogs Database contributors. There are more than the 50 numbered copies. The following three variations are known: Repeating numbers or unlabelled copies (probable dropouts from quality control) and some unnumbered copies displayed in the Minneapolis NPG Store. Currently #0002 is for sale in the Discogs Marketplace.