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Well on the spine or the back of the record there should be a number letter combination, such as SMAL 5463. www.discogs.com is a good website to find out if its an original or not. Type the code into the search box in the top left corner of the page, go to the drop down menu to the left of the search box and choose catalog # and press search. Sometimes more than one entry will come up and you have to look at each one. Make sure it says its an LP, or EP or whatever your record is. Also make sure the label on the record matches the description given on the website. For example it may say a record is from 1964 and has a black label, while the same record could be a reissue from 1976 and have a red label. Hope that helped!
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You should go to a music store. Preferably, one where they sell old records. They could be the best ones to give you an estimate on the value. Another option is t…o put your record on Ebay. It will sell for high prices on there, or you could just talk to some people who have put their item on there. Music Price Guide is a good place to both auction your records and see what they're worth. On Amazon there's a book titled the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide.
If you mean 'Beatles' records that is a hard question to answer. It depends which record it is, what label, what's on the label and other things. Most important of all i…s the condition of the records. Rare or not, if the vinyl & jacket is not in good condition it becomes almost worthless. If you are serious, buy a record guide book because most dealer/collectors will not give you a value. The link below will send you to a series of free-to-read articles and videos that can help you with how to evaluate condition and grade your records. Hope this helps.
ORIGINAL (not re-issued), UNOPENED, SEALED, LP's in MINT condition like those offered by Record Club of America (through amazon.com and directly via RecordClubofAmerica@gmail.…com) are valuable and their value should increase, but there are obviously limited quantities of those. Record Club has been storing more than 500,000 brand "new" (unopened, sealed) original LPs for more than 30 years, which is what makes its wide collection unique and its LPs valuable. Luckily for real Michael Jackson fans, Record Club has Michael Jackson and Jackson Five LPs among its collection, but anyone who wants to buy some should buy now because even Record Club's stash of new MJ LPs is limitted and those LPs are probably going pretty fast. Any of the following websites may be able to provide the value of your album, but if it's used, it probably isn't of great value. . http://www.savezy.com/buy-shop-discount-michael-jackson-vinyl-record/ . www.neatstuff.net/records/Records.html www.forevervinyl.com/ www.recordcollectorslc.com www.vinylalbums4sale.com/index.html
It depends on what it is, and more importantly what condition it is in. You will need to send time researching each title to get an idea of how much various copies might be wo…rth.
Trying to find out the worth of your vinyl records can be a tedious task. There are quite a few factors to consider when determining the value of your vinyl record colle…ction such as: The Release Date The Condition of the Vinyl Record Limited Release/Discontinued Sealed or not Rare or Bizarre Artwork Promotional Vinyl Records If you are a beginner, the easiest way to grade the value of your vinyl records is to pick up a copy of the Vinyl Records Price Guide, or to find a local dealer to appraise the record in person.
Vinyl records are discs with a single groove on each side. The groove has undulations which are picked up by a stylus (needle in crude terms) and a transducer (cartridge) …into which the stylus is inserted. The disc rotates at a constant speed and the stylus rides the groove. The signal generated by the cartridge in amplified many thousands of times and is reproduced by loudspeakers. Vinyl is the material which replaced the earlier shellac and even earlier wax as "unbreakable" records.
Vinyl records from the 1920s and 1930s are in a down market right now. With the exception of jazz and a few obscure areas (like square dancing), you'd be lucky to get a …dollar or two for each record.
Put it on a scale that measures in grams.
That is difficult to answer because it usually varies compared to the guide book values. The link below will take you to a series of free-to-read articles and videos for those… new to collecting vinyl records. There is good info on the record (internet) market, evaluating condition and grading your records. That is the most important thing collectors look for, condition.
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The first Vinyl LP, which was released by Columbia Records in 1948, is accepted as being a recording of Nathan Milstein, a classical violinist, playing Felix Mendelssohn's Con…certo No. 2 in E Minor, conducted by Bruno Walter with the New York Philharmonic. It was recorded three years earlier, on March 16, 1945 at Carnegie Hall in New York. The item number is ML 4001.
If it is big, round, and black and from the 50's through the 70's it is generally vinyl. Vinyl records came in two main sizes. A 12in record was called an LP for Long Player… and, usually, had several songs on it. there were songs on both sides. It revolved at 33 1/3 rpm. A 7in record was called a single though there were two songs on it, one on each side, and revolved at 45 rpm. There were exceptions to this such as a 10in single and an EP which stood for extended play and usually had two songs on each side. They were generally black but special promotional versions could be made in any colour.
Most bookstores will have collectible guides with that information, or look up Used Records on the 'net. Really though, unless the record in question is in mint or near perf…ect condition, has never been played (or rarely played), is a special copy, or a picture record, they're not worth much other than what you value them. I have a picture album of Boston's first major album, which has Long Time and some of their first hits on it. I bought it and never played it. I checked a few years ago and even it was only worth about 50-75 bucks. I think I paid 7 or 10 for it back in the 70's when it came out. Picture LP's were the forerunners of today's screened CD's and DVD's, but the picture is actually in the vinyl throughout the record on both sides. Thought collectible, the process and vinyl quality meant the audio quality wasn't as good. Still, they're cool, and neater than CD/DVD Screen Prints. The entire LP IS the picture, usually a repro of the cover art embedded in the vinyl itself. You can still find them for sale, though their the collectible ones like I have.
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Digital recordings are dry and lifeless. Analog recordings are more lifelike and less clinical.
Kind of like baseball cards, it depends on what you have -and- what condition its in. Finding the value of each record requires time, research and effort. There are common one…s and rare ones. And condition is everything to a collector willing to spend money on them.
You would have to contact the record label and ask them. Since one album may have been made in several countries with multiple masters, there is no way to tell based upon one …country's production.