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the great mispriced record sale

I MOVED FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO CALIFORNIA in 1978, ending up in Napa. It was a nice little city that more or less served as the north­bound gateway to the wine country. I im­me­di­ately made friends with the owner of the city’s only used-record store, who I will call Haitch. [Continue reading]

Beatles bobbleheads no boxes 1000

on determining collectability value rather rare records

BUYERS AND SELLERS of col­lec­tables, whether records or record re­lated mem­o­ra­bilia or bloody Beanie Ba­bies, often fail to achieve their goals of fi­nan­cial suc­cess be­cause they do not un­der­stand a few basic con­cepts con­cerning the na­ture of a collectable—any col­lec­table. Be­cause this a record col­lec­tors web­site, I will refer to records in this essay, but you can sub­sti­tute al­most any other col­lec­table and the com­ments re­main vir­tu­ally un­changed. [Continue reading]