Records give more a sense of the history of music than anything else and somehow their market value reflects this; for example, manufacturer’s mistakes/alterations or the death of the artist can dramatically affect the re-sale value of a record.
And generally speaking, rare records from the 60s and 70s (the ‘golden era’ of music) which only had a few hundred copies pressed are the most valuable (even if that band is largely unknown), commanding four-figure sums in some cases.
Moreover, singles in many cases are more valuable than both EPs and LPs.
But who sits at the top of the pile with the most valuable and collectable record that ever went to market?
And which records still in circulation are worth a few quid?
Spoiler alert: this list contains The Beatles