Get Rich By Collecting Records At Yard Sales!
Most of us have a box or 10 of old albums at the house, in the garage, in the attic, etc. Many of us have started playing our old vinyl again in the last few years. -BUT- there are those Cleaning Enthusiasts who are itching to clear space for their new….whatever…and they’ll be having garage sales and yard sales this spring. That’s where having a keen eye for collectibles can really serve you well!
According to Those Who Know (and big thanks to our friends at WCBS in NYC and K-Earth in L.A.) there are some VERY valuable records floating around out there. Some are worth THOUSANDS! Here’s a breakdown of some you may run across.
10. The Supremes: Meet The Supremes LP
Word is, Motown albums are very collectible, and if you find The Supremes’ first album, ‘Meet The Supremes’, it can very easily be worth $1,000.
9. Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold As Love LP
If you find the mono copy of this album, it can be worth around $2,000.
8. Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Michelle” 45″
The very first 45 these Southern rockers put out was called “Michelle” and just the 45 without the picture sleeve currently goes up to $2,000.
7. The Beatles: “Can’t Buy Me Love” 45″
You do need the picture sleeve for this one. The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” goes up to $2,500.
6. The Byrds: “The Times They Are A Changin’” 45″
Look for The Byrds’ 45″ “The Times They Are A Changin’” with the picture sleeve that could score you up to $2,500.
5. Bruce Springsteen: “Spirit In The Night” 45″
The Boss’ first 45″ on Columbia Records titled “Spirit In The Night” goes for a whopping $5,000.
4. The Caine Mutiny soundtrack
Soundtracks are also prized finds, and if you have the RCA soundtrack from Humphrey Bogart’s 1954 WWII film The Caine Mutiny, it could be worth up to $10,000!
3. Elvis Presley: Elvis’ Christmas Album LP
The King’s very first of two Christmas albums released in 1957 features a specialty red vinyl record and can be worth up to $18,000.
2. The Rolling Stones: “Street Fighting Man” 45″
The 45 with the picture sleeve for The Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” can be worth up to $18,000.
1. Bob Dylan: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” LP
If you have a copy of Bob Dylan’s 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, take a look at the tracks and see if yours has the song “Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues.” If so, then that record could be worth up to $20,000.
(Thanks to WCBS.com and Britt Bickell at K-Earth, Los Angeles)