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Top 7: Vintage Records in 2012

A look back at some of the best vinyl stories we tracked last year.

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It was an active year for rare records coming into the marketplace. But among auctions we tracked, one band clearly dominated. Rare Beatles vinyl consistently made news throughout the year, taking five out of the seven top spots.


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7.) SOLD: $12,700 - Hand-Painted 'White Stripes'

JULY 2, 2012- Bidding ended at $12,700 for a rare 'White Stripes' vinyl with hand-painted sleeve on eBay. Surprisingly, this was a record nobody wanted when it was initially offered. (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com

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6.) SOLD: $15,100 - 1966 Beatles 'Butcher' Album

OCTOBER 26, 2012- An extremely rare Beatles 'Butcher' album fetched $15,100 on eBay. The formerly controversial record and sleeve were in extraordinary condition. (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com

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5.) SOLD: $19,586 - 1962 Beatles 'Love Me Do' Promo

APRIL 13, 2012- A rare Beatles promotional record with two-songs (Love Me Do & P.S. I Love You) and an unusual misspelling of one of the Beatles names, fetched *19,586. (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com

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4.) SOLD: $19,672 - Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen'

JUNE 8, 2012 - Top bid won at *$19,672 (£12,629) for this rare vintage Sex Pistols record. According to the sellers listing; "This is one of only two copies known to exist." (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com

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3.) SOLD: $22,268 - 1964 'Beatles and Frank Ifield'

JULY 24, 2012- This, 'Beatles and Frank Ifield' album fetched $22,268 at auction. Interestingly, the rare album was considered to be a flop at the time of its release. (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com

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2.) SOLD: $24,675 - Beatles 1963 'Please, Please Me'

APRIL 18, 2012- A fierce ten-day bidding war ended with this signed Beatles album fetching $24,675. Oddly, this scarce album was-not a hit, when it was first released in America. (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com

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1.) SOLD: $35,000 - Beatles 1964 'Ask Me Why'

JULY 25, 2012- A rare Beatles promo, featuring the songs "Ask Me Why" and "Anna" fetched $35,000 at auction. The record's thought to be the rarest Beatles Promo released in the United States. (Full Story)

Source: WhatSellsBest.com


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