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Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:28 pm

Hello Elvis collectors and fans in the UK.

I would like to hear your advice on what the first 2 LPs Rock and Roll Vol 1 and 2 plus the 10inch Best of Elvis would be worth in shop fresh MINT condition. Any ideas? Please let me know. Thanks.

Jasper

uk collecters

Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:54 pm

In Mint condition ? Around 5 to 600 pound for the 3 easily !

uk collecters

Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:07 pm

Beware ! Bootleg copies do exist of all 3 ! Finding the originals in mint cond. is just about impossible .

uk collecters

Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:42 pm

Working from memory ; the 10 inch bootleg , made in the US , circa 1980 , comes in a thick cardboard sleeve without the glossy laminate that is on the thin cardboard UK release from the 50s .

uk collecters

Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:46 am

Jasper has left the building....

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:27 am

Hello,

These are definatelly not boots, they have been bought and stored since new, they are shop fresh. But the pweson wants well over £1000 for them all. I think the £600 is a little low as Ive seen mint - exampleas of No. 2 go for £500. In shop fress condition what do you yhink there worth knowing that rhere almost impossible to find?

Jasper

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Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:30 am

Sorry about the typing errors above.........


Hello,

These are definatelly not boots, they have been bought and stored since new, they are shop fresh. But the person wants well over £1000 for them all. I think the £600 is a little low as Ive seen mint - exampleas of No. 2 go for £500. In shop fresh condition what do you think they are worth knowing that there almost impossible to find?

Jasper

Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:14 am

Jasper.....little tip for you..if you read your posting and spot a mistake hit the edit button..top right.. and you can change it, no need to type it out again,,hope that helps :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:49 am

Why not check on Ebay what these discs go for? I found some 78rpm's on HMV and they went for peanuts. Seems the value of discs has dropped enormously lately.
What sold for GBP 100 some years ago now may sell for only GBP 5.
I bought quite a few rarities for low prices! :D

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:26 pm

jasper -

They are listed in the book "Record Collector - Rare Record Price Guide - 2006"
[I must have an advance copy !]:

Rock 'n' Roll No.1 - £550

Rock 'n' Roll No.2 - £625

Best of Elvis [10"] - £375

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:34 pm

Colin, do they list the 78rpm's too?
-POP 182 Heartbreak hotel/I was the one
-POP 249 Hound dog/Don't be cruel
-POP 253 Love me tender/Any way you want me

Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:03 pm

Luuk wrote:Colin, do they list the 78rpm's too?
-POP 182 Heartbreak hotel/I was the one
-POP 249 Hound dog/Don't be cruel
-POP 253 Love me tender/Any way you want me


Yes :-

Pop 182 = £20

Pop 249 = £15

Pop 253 = £20

Strangely, the most valuable Elvis HMV 78 is:

Pop 295 - Mystery Train/Love Me = £45

So if you unearth some old Elvis HMV 78's, you haven't stumbled on a fortune !

Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:45 pm

ColinB wrote:
Luuk wrote:Colin, do they list the 78rpm's too?
-POP 182 Heartbreak hotel/I was the one
-POP 249 Hound dog/Don't be cruel
-POP 253 Love me tender/Any way you want me


Yes :-

Pop 182 = £20

Pop 249 = £15

Pop 253 = £20

Strangely, the most valuable Elvis HMV 78 is:

Pop 295 - Mystery Train/Love Me = £45

So if you unearth some old Elvis HMV 78's, you haven't stumbled on a fortune !


Colin, Thanks for the information.

I got these 3 in exchange for a CD so it is a nice bargain.
I have no intention to sell. I buy old releases to add to my collection if I see them for a bargain price.......

Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:03 pm

Thanks Colin, yours sounds more realistic I guess. Do you think paying so much will be an investment or do you think they may stay at this price for a while? Thanks.

Jasper

Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:11 pm

jasper -

I doubt vinyl prices are going to rise.

With the advent of CD's vinyl looked set to become history.

Then it had a reprieve as collectors went back to it as a sort of nostalgia thing.

But I don't think it will survive too long.

But, what do I know ?

uk collecters

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:06 pm

What I know is that prices for Mint 50s records - the true rarities - are still very strong : Sun , HMV albums and 45 rpms , Japs , German eps , etc . Their value has only gone UP in recent years while the lesser quality items in general have dropped in value . Mint items [ so very few still exist from say 50 years ago ] will hold their value for many years to come .

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:20 pm

What about 'The Girl Of My Best Friend' on 78rpm?

uk collecters

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:52 pm

I stopped collecting years ago and only saved a few pieces for sentimental reasons . Somebody who knows current prices should answer your question .Girl of is a mighty expensive one, that much I know !

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:59 pm

ME4EP -

You wrote:
What about 'The Girl Of My Best Friend' on 78rpm?
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Some of the later UK RCA label 78's were made in very small quantities and therefore are extremely rare:

RCA 1187 - Stuck On You/Fame & Fortune = £1,000+

RCA 1194 - A Mess of Blues/The Girl of My Best Friend = £1,000+

There are rumours that RCA 1207 - It's Now or Never/Make Me Know It does also exist in the 78 format, but no one seems to be able to track down a copy !

Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:25 am

What about those ELVIS 78rpm Made in the Philippines by RCA there in the early 60s? How much are they worth?

Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:21 am

CD King -

The book only covers UK releases.

Guess it depends on how rare they are !