Vinyl Records Value – What factors determine the value of records?


Charlie Essmeier… I was searching for some articles about the value of vinyl records today and I came across your site. I just wanted to give you a heads up that I recently published a comprehensive article about factors that determine the value of records that might interest your readers:

Alan Esdaile… Interesting site and Charlie has done a lot of research into various aspects of what determines the value of records. Click on the above link for more info and even though the prices are in dollars, some interesting pages worth looking at.

Colin Norton… Hi Alan, Yes, this is really interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Jan Warren… Don’t they still sell the “Record Collector” magazine??

Alan Esdaile… Yes you can still get Record Collector magazine, always lots of interesting articles and a good read.

Pete Fisher… one isssue not covered here is that a lot of albums reissued in the 80s were very poor quality pressings and on thin vinyl…it’s also important (to me) whether the mastering was done from the original master tapes or simply a copy of the digital (cd) master.