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How much are vinyl records worth

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One of the most infamous album covers in music history, this US compilation originally had a photo of the Fab Four wearing butchers' smocks and draped in decapitated dolls and meat on its front.

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It was pulled from those stores that had allowed it to be sold after a day and replaced with a much more anodyne photo of the band. So-called 'first state' versions with the original image are hugely valuable and very rare. The Beatles' and 'T' in the top right corner of the front cover.

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Once news broke of the switch, many enterprising fans peeled off the replacement cover, with varying degrees of success. These are known as 'third state' copies and are less valuable.

Dangerous discoveries that could kill a home sale. Valuable vinyl Thinking of playing those old records? You might want to think again. Some original mint condition singles, EPs and LPs sell for huge sums these days, so a look through your vinyl collection could be music to your bank balance.

Check out these 51 sought-after records and get searching. The album, which has since been reissued, was panned by the critics and a limited number of LPs were pressed. Britney Spears — Britney: Aretha Franklin — Take A Look: Elvis — Elvis Presley: However, certain records are worth a pretty penny.

Have a look out for mono copies of the King's debut album. The Doors — Morrison Hotel: Miles Davis — Kind of Blue: You're looking for a gram blue vinyl copy not hard to spot with a 6-eye label.

Columbia switched to a 2-eye label inmaking the former versions more valuable. The Pagans — Six and Change: Only are known to have been pressed, and mint copies are as rare as hen's teeth. Bobby Paunetto — El Sonido Moderno: Tom Petty — Wildflowers: Look out for that artwork and you could be in for a treat.

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The Cashmeres — Show Stopper: Collectors pay crazy sums of money for the most sought-after records, which include this dancefloor-filler by Washington DC's The Cashmeres. Only 40 copies were pressed, making this LP super-rare and valuable: Lee Morgan — City Lights: Pristine first pressings of the LP are the most coveted and fetch the highest prices. Monterose is top of many a jazz record collector's wishlist. Sun Ra — Jazz in Silhouette: England's Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage: Only copies of the cover that features the Fab Four were produced, making this particular version of the LP one of the rarest Beatles albums.

The Queers — Kicked Out of the Webelos: Lou Pride — It's a Man's World: Rhythm Cadets — Rockin Jimmy: George Lemons — Fascinating Girl: Curtis Fuller — The Opener: Helene Smith — Sings Sweet Soul!: Fewer than copies of Floridian Helene Smith's LP were pressed, and even fewer are thought to exist these days, bumping up the value no end. Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n "How much are vinyl records worth" Trio: Other reissues are also valuable, but this is the pick of the bunch.

The Rising Storm — Calm Before: Robert Tanner — Sweet Memories: Nirvana — Love Buzz: Amos Milburn — Rockin The Boogie: Del Shannon — Runaway with The Del Tours — Sweet and Lovely: The limited edition 33 rpm singles on the other hand are worth a fortune.

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