Are old 45s worth anything? For example old Beatles or Elvis 45s.

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 6 years ago

    Are old 45s worth anything?  For example old Beatles or Elvis 45s.

    Does anyone know whether or not old 45s are worth anything, especially like the Beatles and/or Elvis 45s?  Thank you for answering.

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 6 years ago

    Yes, Faith Reaper, they very well may be. You should Google "Music World Records" and see if you can get some research on what they might be worth. They are located in North Carolina.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi janshares, oh thank you very much. My husband has a bunch of them and we were just wondering about if they were worth anything.

  3. Romeos Quill profile image79
    Romeos Quillposted 6 years ago

    Dear Faith. This newspaper article lists the top fifty most collectible vinyl albums:-…usic/music-news/ … op...There is also the world's first online valuation service,but they Also try e-bay. Thank you very much.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dear Romeos, thank you so much for the great info here! I appreciate you for taking the time to answer. Hugs, Faith Reaper

  4. Dan Zynski profile image78
    Dan Zynskiposted 6 years ago

    Be sure to do a little research before selling them -> see what the same records are going for in stores and online. Shops will pay 50% of retail value since they need to pay their overhead; whatever you do, don't get conned into thinking they're worthless.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Dan,  oh really!  Wow, thank you very much, as that is what one place said that they were not worth anything!  I appreciate the great information.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    Condition is very important... the record and/or sleeve should be in good shape.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks FatFreddyCat, yes, that makes sense and all of these are in great condition.

  6. profile image0
    darkprinceofjazzposted 6 years ago

    Here is the bottom line: Any collectible in the end is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Of course supply and demand dictate the market. That being said, the condition on vinyl is THE most important thing, if the LP or 45 is unplayable "all scratched up" then it could indeed be worthless.

    On a rarer title, you could still see value on a lesser condition item, especially on a picture sleeve, someone may buy something just for the sleeve to replace a poor condition one they already have.

    Hold the vinyl up to the brightest light possible, you would be amazed at how many marks can be exposed. If you see any deep marks on the playing surface, gently run your finger over the surface, if you can feel the mark, the needle will likely as well during playback, this is not good, 45's without sleeves are also a hard sell.

    Your best bet is to take your items to more than one record shop, they can scrutinize condition, don't be quick to sell though, get a second or third opinion. Be prepared for legitimate low ball offers, with eBay these days, it is a buyers market for all collectibles unless it's top condition and ultra rare.

    Remember condition is everything, mint condition is top dollar, poor condition could mean 5% of book value, and honestly those books or price guides are worthless in today's world, eBay and Discogs are a much better real time gauge of selling prices.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hello darkprinceofjazz, thank you so much for your insightful and detailed answer here.  I love your hubber name too.  I will keep all of this in mind.  I am not sure my husband is willing to part with any, but just wanted to find out just in case.


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