Rare Sex Pistols Record Fetches $19,672

Seller: "One of only two copies known to exist."

June 8, 2012
By James Massey

(Source: WhatSellsBest.com) - The bidding ended at *$19,672 (£12,629) for this rare vintage Sex Pistols record on eBay, placing it among the highest-priced Sex Pistols memorabilia we've monitored in recent years.

Why's It Rare?

The record, listed as a 35-year-old 7 inch promotional acetate featuring the controversial song "God Save the Queen" and "No Feelings" by the English punk rock band ’The Sex Pistols,’ has an L.T.S. record label that is apparently a substantial rarity. According to the sellers listing; "This is one of only two copies known to exist."

In their early years... The Sex Pistols had an extremely turbulent history with several of their record labels (detailed in the video below). This led to a small number of record pressings before the group would leave one label to sign with another. Some of these (limited pressing) records are considered by collectors to be among the most valuable in the UK.

The Sex Pistols Turbulent History with Record Labels (Source: Youtube)

Comparable Past Sales

Sex Pistols vinyl has been really hot over the past few years, especially on eBay. We’ve seen rare pressings of "God Save the Queen" on A&M and Town House record labels, fetching as much as $17,000 and $23,000 on eBay.

In 2006 it was reported that another (Sex Pistols/God Save the Queen) L.T.S. record label sold online for $16,000 (£10,766).

Auction Data & Statistics for the L.T.S. Sex Pistols Record.

The auction received 13 bids from 8 bidders over the course of 7 days. The eBay view-counter recorded over 3,500 visitors to the listing. The auction was ended on a Friday, May 7, (2012) at 9:27am Pacific Standard Time.

For more information and close-up photos of the Sex Pistols record, see; **eBay auction listing; #160813833916 (auction links may expire after 90 days).

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