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Old LPs..Loadsamoney

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Subject: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: akenaton
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 08:24 PM

I was just looking at a web site which had for sale old LP records with prices attached.There was only a few old folk records, but they seemed to be four or five times more expensive than pop.       A couple of examples "Swarbrick Carthy and Disley, Rags reels and airs .....£35......Alex Campbell and friends....£40..                  My collection must be worth a fortune.....Start digging Mudcatters.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: marthabees
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 08:26 PM

What about my old Elvis LP's??

Somebody come buy them and make me rich!!

Martha in Tallahassee


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: akenaton
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 08:31 PM

What are you doing on Mudcat ....Get outa here!!!


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: marthabees
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 09:16 PM

Hey - they're old! So am I! Tastes change.
Money talks.

Be nice. :-)

Besides Elvis had some good stuff....... and some of it was appropriate for Mudcat since it was folk-y and blues-y, doncha think?

Martha


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: akenaton
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 11:41 AM

Only jokin Martha...Although Im not a big Elvis fan his "record" speaks for Itself    Best Wishes Alex


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 12:01 PM

Don't knock Elvis, you mad mob of folkies! If "In the Ghetto" wasn't folk, I'll swap my 6-string nylon for a set of amplified drums! Mind you, I've only ever done "Jailhouse Rock" very badly (... but some Mudcatters would say I do most songs that way ...)when totally plastered, and on top of an empty table.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 12:44 PM

Naked?

Seriously, the first thing I thought when I saw this thread was...

Yes, you too can have loadsamoney!!! It's not illegal or immoral and it's fast and EASY!!! It worked for Mrs Melvin Blatnick of South Flashback, Montana. She writes, "Far out man!!! I was jonesin' bad for music, you know? Like, every month when it came time for the usual love-in, I'd have to play the same old Mama's & Papa's albums over and over. Then someone sent me this e-mail and turned me on to this plan and like WOw!!! Now I'm just stoked with vinyl!!! Just read all the groovy stuff below and forward this on to everybody you know. Well maybe just all the happenin' folks you know. (We don't want The Man to hear about this. Imagine all the Wayne Newton vinyl floating around in suit-land.)

Just send 5 albums to the dude or chick at the top of the list, add your name to the bottom, and...
(snipped by the "ok, too much" police)

Elvis liked Bill Monroe.

Maybe I ought to sell some of my stuff. I wonder what Beatles albums are going for these days.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 07:10 PM

I have stuff that should be valuble, if rarity were the only qualification....but Nimrod Workman and Thumbs Carlyle and Bill Steele and "Uncle" Bob Pavitt singing 'Songs of Alaska' don't get a lot of requests. *sigh*...(I also have two Betamax VCRs)


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 09:19 PM

Bill D, Uncle Bob Pavitt?? Did you know Bob? He was a stalwart here in Juneau, you probably know.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 10:03 PM

Nope..I don't know Bob...I just have his record...found it in a used record bin... (I did a Google search and found a Bob Pavitt who was some sort of local official in Australia...I always wondered if he had emigrated)


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Naemanson
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 10:33 PM

I have some old Kendall Morse LPs. The real old ones, you know, chiseled out of stone slabs....


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 10:58 PM

wow...those must have needed a diamond needle for sure! They did have to be BIG to carve the grooves into, and, as we can see, the girls always flocked around when one was available.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 11:25 PM

I don't think the Austalian is the same Bob Pavitt. Bob and Barb lived here many years, raised their sons here. Uncle Bob was a founder of the Alaska Folk Festival and was very active in it.

Somewhat left of center politically, Bob loved Utah Phillips and sang many of his songs.

He sang in his stage performance as usual in the 20th festival; two or so weeks later he had a stroke and died. Big shock to the music community.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: GUEST,xcavator
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 02:07 AM

I found a weird one from some folks up thar in I'llaskya. I can't put my hands on it just this moment to give ya all the details but it features The Jane Mansfield Memorial Jugband.

X


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 03:43 AM

I bought most of my jazz & blues LPs second hand for pennies at Chris Wellard's Record Shop in New Cross London, alas, no longer there, so I doubt the resale value would be much.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: akenaton
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 03:53 AM

The point I was making, is that old folk LPs seem so much more expensive as collectors items....Why is this?..Im not talking about obscure blues albums but ordinary 60s bands and artists.            Of course my LPs are part of my life and although I hardly ever play them nowadays,I would never dream of selling them....Too many memories      Ake.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: VIN
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 03:59 AM

Why pay forty quid for 'Alex Campbell and Friends'. I'll do you a copy for nowt! Wonder how much my 'Beggermen' LP's worth.

Seriously tho, can't help thinkin the whole thing's a bit iffy. Its like art where works by people like Van Gogh can be bought for £15 million + and yet he died penniless. If only he'd bin appreciated as much when he was alive. Same with Alex in a way (although he did have a good following)and Nick Drake and thousands of others. Maybe a share of that £40 should go to Alex's family?? I don't know, perhaps i'm just bein naive. Sorry guys.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 04:12 AM

Many folk LP's have never been re-issued on CD and probably had very low sales in the first place hence the high prices. The vast majority of LP's are worth next to nothing.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 09:39 AM

Guest before my post has supplied a likely reason why my precious record is valuable.

I bought it for $2 from a second hand shop decades ago & according to a post on another thread copies of this album have sold for $1500!!
It's in good condition (well, I call it good, dunno what a trader would call it) & I assume it wasn't produced by the zillion so not many survived. Strangely enough it is being reproduced on CD as it was made by well-known Oz folkies.

My favourite CD shop recently acquired a lot of vinyl & the most expensive are priced at around $100. I really must show Nev the "$1500" record & see if he's impressed (or more to the point can find info about it)

sandra


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 12:25 PM

Oh, the dreadful jokes! Loved the picture of the island girls sitting around the "stone" LP (only for the art work, of course). And the Jane (sic) Mansfield Jug Band ... did you people study under Hrothgar? He makes (alleged) jokes like that! Shame a boob like me can't think of any ... and if I did, I'd have my knockers!

Shimbo the Pundit


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 05:19 PM

Well, I can take it on back to breakable 78s- Paul Robeson, John Jacob Niles, Artus Moser, Burl Ives, Bessie Smith...needless to say, they don't get played very often now- just looked at!


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 06:39 PM

Jean...those need to be copied to tape, or CD's or something..some are classics..*smile* I don't have 'folk' records earlier than 1960 or so...

(I do have a Jean Richie on Electra that you signed for me once, saying "it was recorded at the wrong speed"...still a good record.)


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: CraigS
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 07:01 PM

I've got some old records, like 100 years old, and some rare newer ones, but I can't ever find out what they're worth. Talk to a record dealer and he'll say "What do you want for it?" because he wants to buy it as cheaply as possible. Look in listings and the records either are not there, or you've got to plough through a list of thousands to find one you have. Is there a site anywhere that will tell you what they are selling for without having to run down lists of other irrelevant recordings?


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Naemanson
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 07:48 PM

In a related note, have you noticed how hard it is to find folk albums in the used CD bins? Back in Maine, where folk music is running pretty strong, there is rarely any album in the Bull Moose used CD bins.

That picture of the large stone LP is actually the hard currency of the island of Yap just south of where I am now. As I understand it the stone wheels are still valid currency.

Speaking of 78s I have one that is the album that goes with an early edition of Carl Sandburg's American Songbag. It features Carl himself playing the guitar and singing some of the songs in the book. I found it for $1.00 at a flea market.

Some of my best LP finds, including my Kendall Morse albums, came from yard sales and rummage sales. Also, back in Brunswick, Maine, the Friends Of The Library hold an annual book sale. One of the features of the sale are the boxes of LPs that take up one wall. I've found plenty of LPs there as well.

It would be the height of irony if my LPs, that were disposed of by their owners and sold for mere pennies, actually had serious value.

Oh, and I too have some old original Beatles albums...


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 09:23 PM

it is always hard to find good folk records or CDs in used bins....our favorite stuff doesn't go out of date like rock & pop. (I love telling people that in MY group, 'the oldies' means before 1800.)
Sure..you get occasional finds, when kids dispose of estates, etc...but I still have my Burl Ives and New Lost City Ramblers and wouldn't dream of selling them. Even the occasional duplicate gets saved..just in case.

I suppose I 'could' get 'loadsamoney' if I put all my treasures up for sale on Mudcat..*grin*


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 17 - 11:19 AM

So, 14 years later, what about old UK folk LPS/EPs- many 50 plus years old now- where can you get a sensible valuation these days?
Or do I just put them into Oxfam?


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 15 Jan 17 - 12:13 PM

Depends very much on condition, scarcity and whether or not they ever made it onto CD or "iTunes". You can usually get an idea of what a record is worth if someone is selling it on eBay. Christy Moore's very first record, "Paddy On The Road" sold 2 weeks ago for £256, and the guy selling it had had an asking price before that of £600 ! There's a new vinyl shop opened here in Aberdeen a few months back. The LPs in their "folk" section vary from £5.00 - £20 last time I looked.
Oxfam did used to have a specialist music collector's website a couple of years ago, which if it still exists, I'm sure they'd be delighted to accept any records you'd be prepared to donate to them.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Gurney
Date: 15 Jan 17 - 02:43 PM

I sold a couple of EPs on behalf of a pal on our NZ variant of Ebay, (TradeMe, if you are interested) and they fetched ridiculous prices to my mind, for Country, even though I described them as 'crackly as overfried bacon.' There are collectors about.


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Subject: RE: Old LPs..Loadsamoney
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jan 17 - 03:23 PM

You should search the auctions on eBay or check out other sites that sell collectibles (regional used book & media stores in your area, for example). Choose the completed auctions to see what things actually sold for (if you look at concluded auctions you'll see what didn't sell also - and can decide what strategy to follow as far as listing, auction vs fixed price, etc.)


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