A few weeks ago we wrote about the biggest record collection in the world being up for sale due to the health and financial problems of it’s owner. As it happens, another really interesting record collection has come up for sale.
How would you like to own a 45 copy of the Beatles’ 1964 hit “Ain’t She Sweet” with picture sleeve (worth $500), or the Beach Boys’ 1961 hit “Surfin’ Luau” (worth $200)? Well how about owning every 45 rpm single from the Billboard Top 100 from January 1, 1955 until December 31, 1990?
Neiman Marcus has acquired an incredible collection of 45’s covering 35 years of music history. It includes hits by Sly & the Family Stone, Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darrin, and everyone else you could think of.
A lot of the records are very rare and some are even signed by the original artists. A total of 18,400 45’s are in the lot.
Strangely, Neiman Marcus is a fashion & apparel retailer, so I’m really not sure how they came to be selling this collection. I contacted them for more information, but did not get a response before I posted this.
Hopefully, whomever buys this will keep the collection together as a unit, as it’s value as a historical archive far outweighs it’s monetary value.
Price? oh, only $275,000.