With music fans, musicians and record companies discovering or re-discovering, as it were, all that is great about vinyl records, the interest in vinyl albums continues to evolve and increase, and the Standard Catalog of American Records is there to serve as a guide to market.
The 2,735-lot auction currently being presented by Hake's Americana features more than 200 collecting categories, with items including a book by Benjamin Franklin from 1745, an original album cover for the Beatles’ 1964 studio album A Hard Day’s Night, and a Batman playset from the 1960s.
Of the more than 300 lots of Beatles memorabilia in the Uwe Blaschke collection, coming to auction Sept. 19 through Heritage Auctions, is the band's first record contract.
In a recent Insider Interview, Pat Prince, editor of Goldmine Magazine, a sister publication of Antique Trader, chatted with Dave Thompson, author of the new edition of Goldmine Record Album Price Guide — the premiere guide to vinyl records.
Long-time record collector Warren Carey has been collecting records for 60+ years, amassing a collection of 150,00+, but he shows no signs of slowing down.
An Oct. 27, 2012 memorabilia sale from Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood, benefits MusiCares, a charity for those struggling with poverty and substance abuse. The Wood collection also includes fine antiques, furniture and decorative art, such as a a bronze statue of a jockey on a horse by Dame Elisabeth R.A.
San Francisco in the '60s brings thoughts of hippies and psychedelic rock, but the counterculture manifested itself in all the arts. Some of the rare 45 R.P.M. recordings from San Francisco bands have become valuable, but for collectors of the era's artifacts, the greatest prizes are often original copies of the posters that promoted...
Worldwide records were set for property from guitar master Les Paul: 1968 Les Paul Prototype Custom Recording Model sold for $180,000. Other highlights include a 1940s Epiphone Zephyr known as “Klunker #3,” which sold for $144,000 and a 1951 Fender No-Caster brought $216,000.
The inaugural Antique Toys and Coin Operated Machine Show presented more than 40 dealers to a strong opening crowd March 3, 2012 in Greenwich, Conn. Shoppers did not know quite what to expect, “creating good buzz and very good sales!” said show promoter Ron Vastola.
A subscriber asks if his circa 1960s record made from an actual chest x-ray has any value while another reader learns her 1993 set of Elvis Presley postage stamps have gone up in value. Appraiser Will Gorges from JustAnswer says both unusual items are valuable.