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Folk Albums-Price catelogue

yrlancslad 27 Aug 11 - 05:14 PM
Joe Offer 27 Aug 11 - 06:36 PM
Leadfingers 27 Aug 11 - 06:36 PM
michaelr 27 Aug 11 - 06:40 PM
yrlancslad 27 Aug 11 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,folkiedave 28 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 28 Aug 11 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,David E. 28 Aug 11 - 05:51 PM
yrlancslad 01 Sep 11 - 07:44 PM
GUEST,Mary Katherine 01 Sep 11 - 09:03 PM
maeve 01 Sep 11 - 10:38 PM
yrlancslad 08 Sep 11 - 04:15 PM
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Subject: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: yrlancslad
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 05:14 PM

I am about to move from California to the UK bringing with me a collection of some 600 albums of English, Irish and Scottish traditional songs and music. Collected over the last fifty years they range from The Albion Band and Alistair Anderson through The Watersons, Yetties and Young Tradition
Does anyone know of a catelogue of folk album prices where I might get some idea of what these albums are worth?
(Or should I just dump 'em at a thrift shop?


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 06:36 PM

Hi, Malcolm-
Haven't seen you for a few years. I hope your move goes well.
Are these LP records or CDs?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 06:36 PM

IF you go for the Thrift Shop option , please let us know where the said shop is !


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: michaelr
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 06:40 PM

I would check ebay or similar auction sites to find what prices are being paid.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: yrlancslad
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 07:56 PM

They're long playing records Joe. Already got rid of the 350 or so CD's I was parting with.BTW spent last year in the UK, thats why we haven't met in some time.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: GUEST,folkiedave
Date: 28 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM

Try www.gemm.com.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 28 Aug 11 - 03:05 PM

I know our radio station would take them off your hands for our folk shows, I would imagine there might be a station near you that might want them, though sadly many stations have ditched their own vinyl collections for digital recordings.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 28 Aug 11 - 05:51 PM

Thrift shop???!!! Give me a freakin' heart attack why don't you? I can just see the Fisher family mingling with a scratched up copy of Frampton Comes alive and Bob Copper meeting Bob Seger. Just don't, please. If you are in Northern California I would suggest contacting Down Home Music in El Cerrito (I'd do you a blue clicky thing here, but I don't know how.) They are very knowledgeable about what you have, will give you a fair price and best of all, people who love the music will purchase your vinyl treasures and appreciate them.

David E.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: yrlancslad
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for the info. Was just joking about the thrift shop. Really wondered if it was worth transporting them back to England though I don't intend to sell 'em yet with the global economy going down the tube I was curious what they might bring.
Looked on e-bay Michaelr and found some of my stuff priced from 99p for some Chieftains for example up to35 pounds being asked for the Bellamy Transports on 2 LPs.
Will check out www.gemm.com folkiedave.
Any other suggestions? I really hoped there might be a price catelogue out there somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: GUEST,Mary Katherine
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 09:03 PM

Down Home Music in El Cerrito is a great idea if you are in the Northern California area. I second that one. But as far as a price list goes, it's almost impossible for there to be a current listing; so much depends on who wants what and how badly. To take the Transports example you cited, since it has been reissued on CD and is now more generally available, the value of the original 2-LP set will depend on how much someone wants it. And this is going to be true of most of your folk LPs; if they are albums which NOT out on CD, then they will be of greater value to those among us who love this stuff; but if they ARE out on CD, fewer people will want them other than as artifacts - and btw fewer people these days even have a turntable to play them on.
Of course if you sell them to a shop such as Down Home they will give you less per item since they have to mark them up to sell; why don't you create your OWN listing of what you want to sell and offer to email it to anyone who might be interested? The offers you get might give you a good idea of what things are "worth" to this group, anyway, and if the offers seem too low, you are under no obligation to sell.
I would think that shipping 600 LPs from the US to the UK would be prohibitively expensive because of the weight.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: maeve
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 10:38 PM

Oh my. If you do sell the LPs, please remember those of us who have lost ours and want to replace several favorites. I like Mary Katherine's suggestion.


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Subject: RE: Folk Albums-Price catelogue
From: yrlancslad
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 04:15 PM

Thanks Mary Katherine for the good ideas. I'm in SF so know Down Home well.
The albums will get lost among all the other clutter thats going back. A twenty foot containers worth and yes that is prohibitively expensive but less so than buying new in the UK.
Thanks for your help everyone


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