‘There are a few examples of valuable records people can be looking out for,’ Barton says. ‘The Beatles’ White Album is one. The early editions were individually numbered; The Beatles had 1-4, so these are obviously really rare, but any number under a 1,000 is worth £3000+. Even numbers under 10,000 are worth about £1,000.
‘David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World came with various picture sleeves, and one is known as the ‘dress cover’ as Bowie is sporting a frock – this alternative cover is worth north of £1,000.’
Barton adds: ‘Early copies of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon had a solid blue centre label and came with two posters and two stickers. These fetch £1,000… More at House Beautiful.
The world of record collecting has dived somewhat over recent years, but I have a few Queen discs which run into 4 figures in terms of value. I could never sell them.