The following labels are generally regarded as being those that collectors are mostly interested in, although it must be stressed here that by no means is every LP fitting into these parameters worth a lot of money:
The letters which you see above in parentheses represent all the series that I am interested in. These are easily seen on the back of the sleeve (or on the spine in the case of a boxed set) and will appear with a set of numbers alongside them. Together, they provide the record catalogue number which we need to know in order to establish whether the record is mono or stereo etc.
Although we are prepared to visit you in order to view large collections, we have found that dealing by post (fully or partially subsidised by us) is an extremely effective and efficient way of doing business where smaller numbers of LP's are involved. However, please do not send us any LP's without having first contacted us and until you have received verbal or written confirmation that the LP's in question are of interest.
It is important that before contacting either ourselves or any other dealer in respect of the sale of your LP's, the following points should be noted:
1) As with books, LP's have a first, second and often third edition, although in LP terms this is known as the first / second / third label or pressing. Naturally, first labels attract the higher prices and records with later labels will always attract substantially lower prices and sometimes are not wanted at all.
2) Please note that some records that fall into the desired categories mentioned above are relatively common and at any given time we may have multiple copies in stock. So please don't assume that because a disc is mentioned here there is a guarantee that it will always be wanted.
3) It is worth reiterating here that prices offered for LP's are for really fine copies - in other words without visible marks or scratches, with only the slightest occasional vinyl tic. This also applies to jackets, which need to be very clean - what we would term "mint". A dirty (or sellotaped) jacket will certainly reduce the price.