Rest assured that this "collector" is one of the ones that can't wait to get
the "unplayed" gems home to a turntable! To me, there is something
beautiful about being given the opportunity to be able to get as close as
possible to listening to an issue made many years ago. Granted, I'm being
very careful all along the way.
Lets go find some new old stock!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Is The Record Shop Dead?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
> > The White Stripes have always been a big vinyl/collector band.Don't care
> 'em much,myself,but...Their debut single is inching up into four-figure
> territory.I sold a couple of their early singles,back in ought-three,for
> that have since doubled in price.
> Interesting...confirms my suspicions that most "collecting" in the XXI
> Jahrhundert is about how much things are WORTH(!) rather than any
> or cultural value!
> In other words, a very competitive "game" of "Mine's bigger (in a monetary
> sense as well as in sheer count of items...) than yours...!
> Actually, this sort of thing probably started a few decades ago, when
> things like sports cards, collectors' plates, Avon bottles and such
> suddenly became SERIOUS colletors' items, with "price guides" that
> matched the long-established guide books for coins and stamps. As well,
> vinyl collectors (unlike us shellacophiles) look for copies which are
> not only mint, but also have mint-condition unmarred sleeves/jackets,
> pristine labels and show no signs of ever having been used by humans.
> Of course, having found such a disc, the collector is then very
> unlikely to play the dommed thing (for which he [usually "he," anyway]
> just laid out a quite impressive sum...!) because that, of course,
> would immediately render it "less valuable!"
> Go figger...?!
> Steven C. Barr