You are bidding on a collection of approximately 5,000 12” LP vinyl records collected by a rock and roll enthusiast throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The vast majority of the collection consists of rock and roll albums in VG+ condition recorded throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, with a main focus in 60s and 70s rock. The most represented artists being The Rolling Stones (50+ albums) and the Beatles (60+ albums). Approximately 300 artists/bands are represented in the collection, many which are listed below under the “Artists/Bands” section below.
To give you an idea of how much these are worth, in the past few years I have listed on ebay under this username a grand total of 95 records chosen at random from this collection and have grossed $1,136.69 (see my sales history for verification). My biggest sale was a single sealed Van Halen I pulled at random from the collection selling for $100.00. On average I have made $11.97 per record from posting records chose at random from this collection. As there are 5000 records left it is safe to say that whoever buys these will have the potential to make substantial money from this collection.
Since the creation of this username I have sold the above referenced 95 records (in addition to other things) and have NEVER had below a five star rating in any category. I have studied every standard of record grading, with a focus on goldmine, and I have never had a buyer report a misgrade. See my feedback which ranges from “best ebay has to offer” to “A+ seller.”
To bolster buyer confidence even more, I am offering an In Person Openhouse/Viewing of the collection in advance of the auction close where potential buyers may view the collection in person. See the “Open House/Record Viewing” Section below for more details.
Previous Sales of Records Chosen at Random from this Collection
Total Records Sold: 95
Gross Sales Proceeds: $1,136.69
Average Per Record Sold: $11.97
Highest Single Record Sale: Van Halen; Balance Sealed $100.00
Highest Multiple Record Sale: 2 Skinny Puppy Record Lot: $102.50
(See my selling history for more details)
The records and sleeves range from Fair to Mint/Sealed, with the vast majority of them graded in the VG+ (Very Good +) category, see Goldmine Record Grading Standards. There are numerous factory sealed records scattered throughout the collection. Many of the records have unused posters, pictures, and literature that came with them from the factory. Almost all, if not all, play. In person this collection is stunning, every time you pull a record and think “wow how is a 50+ old record in such good condition”, you pull another even nicer one.
The History of the Collection
My Father grew up in the late sixties early seventies, and throughout his life he collected records. He was a music enthusiast and loved rock and roll. His favorite band was The Rolling Stones. Unfortunately he passed away in 2014, and my sister and I inherited his record collection. Since that time we have safely stored the records.
Throughout the past few years I have posted a total of 95 records from this collection on ebay under this username and have grossed $1,136.69 averaging $11.97 per record, see my history of previous posts for verification of this fact. The way I chose the records I have sold thus far was to go up to the shelf, randomly grab a few albums of the same artist (trying to sell ones we had duplicates for) and create a post of 3 to 12 records. If I pulled an album that happened to be sealed I would post it on its own, which did happen multiples time. See my post of Van Halen Balance Sealed which sold for $100.00, and Elton John Greatest Hits Sealed which sold for $32.00.
I am a full time practicing attorney and my sister is an accomplished private school teacher and neither of us have time to create posts to sell the collection gradually. Therefore, we have decided to sell the entire collection with this post.
The collection consists of 5000 12” LP vinyl records (about 67 linear feet, at 75 records per feet), Seventy-five percent of the collection is in artist name alphabetical order. The vast majority of the collection is rock and roll from the 1960s to the 1990s, with a large focus in the 1960s and 1970s (let’s face it 60s and 70s rock roll is the best!). There is also a limited number of other genres including pop (a lot of Michael Jackson, Elton John, etc.), country, classical, and soundtracks, but well over 90% is rock and roll/classic rock.
If there was a popular rock band in the 60s or 70s, it is almost certainly in this collection, period.
The Most Represented Artists in Collection
The Beatles take first place with well over 60 albums (possibly substantially more, this is a low estimate) many with unused posters and pictures, including a high VG+ White Album w/ Poster and Pictures and high VG+ Abbey Road Original Master Recording, see the pictures.
The Rolling Stones take second place following closely behind the Beatles with well over 50 albums (possibly substantially more), many with original unused posters and pictures.
Other artists substantially represented with multiple albums are: Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Alice Cooper, Led Zeplin, Metallica, The Beach Boys, CCR, Crosby Stills & Nash, Eric Clapton, Buffalo Springfield, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Frank Zappa, Queen, Prince, Def Leopard, GNR, U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Alanis Morrissette, the list goes on and on……..
The Non-Exhaustive List
Following is a non-exhaustive (if there are any popular rock bands from the 60s or 70s not listed, we apologize as we almost certainly missed said artist’s albums in the collection when making this list) list of artists in the collection complied from a cursory review of the part of the collection in alphabetical order:
Adam and the Ants
Americas Greatest Hits
Apocalypse Now (Sound Tract)
Assorted Comedy (Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, etc.)
Average White Band
Blood Sweat and Tears
Blue Oyster Cult
Booker T and the MGs
Camper Van Beethoven
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Creedance Clearwater Revival
Dave Clark Five
Derek and the Dominos
Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show
Earth Wind and Fire
Edgar Winter Group
Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra
Eric Burdon Band
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Grand Funk Railroad
Guns and Roses
Hall and Oats
Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News
Jeff Beck Group
Jesus Christ Superstar Soundtrack
Jim Reves and Patsy Cline
Little River Band
Loggins and Messina
Mamas and the Papas
Manfred Man’s Earth Band
Marshall Tucker Band
Matthew and Son
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Peter Paul and Mary
Pure Prarie League
Simon and Garfunkel
Sly and the Family Stone
Soundtrack to American Graffiti
Stanley Clark and His orchestra
Steve Miller Band
Sunny and Cher
The Statler Brothers
The Beach Boys
The Bee Gees
The Bellamy Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
The Flying Burrito Brothers
The J Geils Band
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Kingston Trio
The Mothers of Invention
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Peppermint Rainbow
The Rolling Stones
The Velvet Underground
Three Dog Night
Xander Cody and the Lost Planet
The Open House/Record Collection Viewing
Three days before auction close, on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 we will be hosting an open house in which any interested buyers are welcome to come and view the collection. The open house will take place in Avon Lake, Ohio, at my sister’s house where the records are currently stored. Anyone interested in participating should message me requesting to come to the open house. A few days in advance of the open house I will message the address.
At the open house potential buyers will be welcome to look through the collection. We will also have a turntable hooked up for test playing.
However, the following strict rules will be enforced, violation of any of which will result in the violator being asked to leave:
1) Any factory sealed record shall be treated with EXTREME CARE and shall not be opened.
2) Only one record may be removed from the collection at one time for examination and must be returned to the exact place in the collection before another record may be examined. No record shall be placed back out of alphabetical order.
3) Records, posters, literature, and inner sleeves, may be removed from outer sleeves with EXTREME CARE, and must be placed back in the outer sleeve in the exact configuration as removed with EXTREME CARE. Anyone seen mishandling a record, sleeve, poster, or literature will be asked to leave with no opportunity to explain the situation or offer any excuse, NO EXCEPTIONS.
4) No potential buyer is permitted to make an offer on an individual records, or sets, as the entire collection as listed is for sale, you either buy the whole collection or you buy nothing. All offers/bids will be made through ebay.
5) No record shall be removed from the viewing or collection room. No large bags are permitted in the viewing or collection room.
6) Extreme care is to be used if test playing a record.
7) Additional rules will be announced at the open house which shall be strictly enforced.
Terms and Conditions of Sale/Local Pick Up
Records will not be shipped, local pickup within seven (7) days of auction close is required. Said pickup will take place in Avon Lake, Ohio, zip code 44012. Buyer is responsible for picking up and loading the records (depending on the day I may be able to help load).
A non-refundable $500.00 deposit is due via paypal within 24 hours of auction close. The remaining payment is due in full in upon pick up. I reserve the right to require certain forms of payment upon pick up. Pick up is due within seven days of auction close.
A bid and subsequent win of this auction constitutes a binding enforceable contract, the breach of which may result in legal action. Countless hours of time, including the coordination of 4 hour open house, have been put into this post and future transaction, constituting substantial consequential damages for any party that breaches the contract. Overall, please only bid if you are serious and have the financial means to complete the transaction.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. THIS COLLECTION IS SOLD AS IS. NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS.
Additional pictures of the collection in the form of close ups of the records on the shelf to view artists and titles may be viewed at the link below. A picture of the beginning of the collection is below to show an example of the close ups in the link below (there are 67 total pictures if you follow the link). Please note that the photos in the photobucket link depict only about 75% of the collection, which is in alphabetical order.