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Beatles ‘Love me Do’ promo. disc

Discussion in 'music' started by Martyn Miles, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    A rare copy of the Beatles ‘Love me Do’ has just sold on eBay for £9,400. Only about 250 promo copies were made for radio stations, etc.
    This particular copy was given to a charity shop, along with other records.
    Good to see that the British Heart Foundation will profit from the sale.
    Don’t think I ever owned a copy of that Beatles’ single.
  2. ian r

    ian r 401's Nakman

    This reminds me I Just found out that at least one of my discs is valued at £300 to £1000 for a minter. A band member told me this so an interesting source ..

    I worked in a record shop for 2 years when at Uni and always bought pvc sleeves for every record I got so quite a lot of mine are minters and cleaned every 5 years or so.

    It shocked me as I realised thatnI should specify these in my will rather than have them lost thrown out ...damaged in the process and then worth less or zero before ...or indeed if... anyone rescues them.
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I have a few LPs that are accidently worth probably £100 or more, mostly 90s stuff from when no one was buying vinyl. My wife was very interested in this & suggested I amrk them out for when I'm gone, FFS I'm only in my forties!
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  4. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I understand my copy of Thelma Houston’s ‘I’ve got the Music in me’ may be worth a few quid.
    I also own a copy of Patchy Fogg’s ‘Today’s Weather’ made in the mid ‘70s. My twin brother was their occasional
    That fetches about £80 in good condition, which mine is.
    I even have the receipt from a member of the band.
    £1.75, if I remember correctly...
  5. neildalton

    neildalton pfm Member

    When I was a kid growing up in Bromley, David Bowie lived round the corner a while.

    Me and my mates used to hang about his gaff between Man Who Sold the World and Hunky Dory. We didn’t know much about him. All we knew were the exotic clothes he flounced around in, a rumoured penchant for sexual peccadillos too thrilling to contemplate, plus a reputation for left-field songwriting. That was all we knew and all we needed to know.

    One night during our weekly trips, he sashayed from his front door, Zowie in tow, and started handing out copies of his Mercury single, Holy Holy. (No doubt, he couldn’t shift the thing. It had bombed badly, remember.) Whatever: we hugged it home and proceeded to play it with that relentless, pubescent intensity you’ll yourself remember.

    Things moved pretty quick. The Peter Noone single, Changes, the Hunky epiphany. Within 18 months, where once there’d once been five of us, by Zig there were hundreds.

    Yet he remembered us and, when the doorstep disciples were clamouring for his eye, he reached over, satin jacket newly red hair toothy grin, and passed us signed copies of the decade’s defining record. I can’t be sure but I think I swooned.

    All of which amounts, I suppose, a shaggy dog of how I’ve came to own a couple of records that now probably have some value. It’s also why I could no more part with them than part with the covenant of hope they seemed to contain.
  6. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    A first press Hunky Dory is worth a right few bob cause the record company withdrew the album then re-released it after Ziggy so a first press non-laminated sleeve HD's a pretty rare things. I sold a second press (released after Ziggy) for about £100 five years ago, E2/E6 stampers I think.

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