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 Most I've paid was a tenner for Frankie beverly if that's what you wanted on sassy in 1977 at lilleshall near the Welsh border where the England team used to train ( I was there on a weeks table tennis coaching ) 

Found the lad I bought it off and his mates rummaging through our rooms the next day looking for it ( got sent home early for what happened to them )  😬😬

Still got the record and in great condition

Neal

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3 hours ago, theothertosspot said:

Paid £5 for the Buckinghams - Don’t You Care in 1977, without the picture sleeve. 

Was a lot of money then, and I could perhaps buy it for that (or less) now inc pic sleeve 🤣

Why would you pay so much for a hit???  I would have guessed you could have found that 2nd hand in a bargain bin or in a charity shop.

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18 hours ago, LiamGP said:

I had a German girlfriend who actually wanted me to go to a doctor because of my irrational addiction to vinyl. No kidding!

Most paid for a 45? £1000. She may have had a point...

Not the right lady for you, or any record collector.  If you love a person, you accept them with all their faults. - ESPECIALLY if those faults are victimless.  Only if your spending on records would lead to your family members starving, or unable to get medical care, should you seek medical care.  Did your spending that £1000, and your other spending affect HER lifestyle?  You two ate white bread and margerine sandwiches instead of eating at restaurants?  You gave her cigar rings for her birthdays and Christmas?

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4 hours ago, RobbK said:

Not the right lady for you, or any record collector.  If you love a person, you accept them with all their faults. - ESPECIALLY if those faults are victimless.  Only if your spending on records would lead to your family members starving, or unable to get medical care, should you seek medical care.  Did your spending that £1000, and your other spending affect HER lifestyle?  You two ate white bread and margerine sandwiches instead of eating at restaurants?  You gave her cigar rings for her birthdays and Christmas?

A typical thrifty, sensible 'Spießer Mädchen'. She had problems getting her head around my British subculture lifestyle then. Apart from records, she was mystified as to why I would choose to own a customised Lambretta rather than a car; had a more obsessive interest in clothes than her and she even told her parents that I was an alcoholic because I would drink 4 or 5 pints when we went out at the weekend. But she came to love RnB and soul music although not on vinyl. We're still good friends and she married a thrifty, sensible guy whose favourite group is the...Bay City Rollers! Oh dear...

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Before the t ' Internet came along.....it was possible to compare the soul bowl list, and Johnny Manship list......and sometimes there would be a relative significant price difference on one or two singles.

On a couple of occasions I called one of them and said for example....you've got Ronnie Forte at £15.....can I trade my mint copy with you for £15 of swops... and normally it was affirmative. Then I'd buy the £8 copy being offered by the other dealer and do the deal.

A few bob could be made on such practice and everybody was happy..

Happy days!

Ed

 

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Spello

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12 hours ago, Gilly said:

In the US $140 for 'I Wanna Tell My Baby'/ Lover Come Back'     DTown     1990

In the UK £80 for 'Queen of Fools UK Hickory issue

£80 for an Inspirations on Breakthrough 1sided orig

Paid £60 for a London demo of D Banks Our Love is/Open the (mint) but got a £40 speeding fine on the way home having collected it.

is that the original male vocal inspirations? cant be many of them,t massey has one doesnt he? serious money!

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1 hour ago, dobber said:

is that the original male vocal inspirations? cant be many of them,t massey has one doesnt he? serious money!

Yes it is, don't have it anymore sadly and still only one of four copies ever to my knowledge, I think the currant owners are like you say Ted, and im sure Ginger, Mick Smith and maybe Tim Brown retained my old copy but not sure. If anyone wants to talk about what is rare, well this is rare 4 copies and its stood the test of time

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@ £2000 in trades for Milton James on Dore from JM when he brought that light blue DJ copy back from LA in the mid 90's - played it out at the Griffin, Leeds. Brit, Notts. Wilton, Embankment, Wellingboro'. and other venues. Eventually succumbed to a pretty please from Maria Willingham in the later 90's - They had been interested in the 45 when John brought it home ( he only lived a few hundred yards from me ) but after playing it numerous times I took  the plunge. Sold it for less than the trades  value I paid but some of those trades were $5 Tangeers issue / $12 Andrea Henry issue so didn't feel so bad at the time. Never imagined the price inflation that would  continue.  I still believe it is a single copy sound - at the time it was undocumented in the discography of Dore. Strange one as well with a 33sec. instrumental intro before the vocal kicks in.

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Now that to me is one that sounds fantastic irrespective of price - just one of those - 'own it before I die sounds'  Got the big ones but never seen one available. Remember Ted playing it a some gig and the locals moaning ' what's this shite' - heathens, whilst I'm going thru' my I'm not worthy routine.

Awesome

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brought a "buy it now" 45 of something I already had $75 thinking could sell on for £150.00, record arrived not said record but a miss press 

put it up on here for info on song/singer......week later was back on its way to the US $750.00.....not a bad return

most ive spent £800.00....

 

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12 hours ago, vadnochka said:

@ £2000 in trades for Milton James on Dore from JM when he brought that light blue DJ copy back from LA in the mid 90's - played it out at the Griffin, Leeds. Brit, Notts. Wilton, Embankment, Wellingboro'. and other venues. Eventually succumbed to a pretty please from Maria Willingham in the later 90's - They had been interested in the 45 when John brought it home ( he only lived a few hundred yards from me ) but after playing it numerous times I took  the plunge. Sold it for less than the trades  value I paid but some of those trades were $5 Tangeers issue / $12 Andrea Henry issue so didn't feel so bad at the time. Never imagined the price inflation that would  continue.  I still believe it is a single copy sound - at the time it was undocumented in the discography of Dore. Strange one as well with a 33sec. instrumental intro before the vocal kicks in.

So, is this the copy that ended up with Butch or did the Willinghams hang onto theirs making it two known copies perhaps? Butch spent a considerable sum on his copy and had to work hard to get the audience to appreciate it more fully.

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Admirations you left/want to be free.  almost certainly way too much just had to have it when the chance came at £2.5k a side.  actually never regretted any big spend only those i didnt go for. 

A friend who asked how much i paid for a record said 'you must have more money than sense', I replied 'that was always my ambition'.......

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20 hours ago, JNixon said:

What’s more interesting is what’s the most you’ve sold a tune for but cost you the least. 

For me, it would be when I bought this, a couple of years ago . . .

https://www.popsike.com/SPACE-ROCKIN-i-cant-fight-the-feeling-you-changed-me-DYCO-45/151783808187.html

The seller couldn't believe his luck, so gave me free shipping ! Componded with a 20% Paypal discount voucher, It worked out at about £130 all in. Should add the "g" condition refered to the paper cover (Goddamn crease). the record was mint.

Sold it for £2K in cash and trades.

Cheers
Mick

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On 30/10/2018 at 08:52, bbrich said:

Admirations you left/want to be free.  almost certainly way too much just had to have it when the chance came at £2.5k a side.  actually never regretted any big spend only those i didnt go for. 

A friend who asked how much i paid for a record said 'you must have more money than sense', I replied 'that was always my ambition'.......

I paid $3,600 for my copy last year plus £300 in bank loan interest charges. If yours was the copy that Manship auctioned a few months ago, it made me appreciate how lucky I was to snag the record and what a shrewd buy it was. Definitely one of the best double-siders ever and only the luckiest few on planet earth will enjoy the benefits of ownership.

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On 29/10/2018 at 10:06, Gilly said:

Yes it is, don't have it anymore sadly and still only one of four copies ever to my knowledge, I think the currant owners are like you say Ted, and im sure Ginger, Mick Smith and maybe Tim Brown retained my old copy but not sure. If anyone wants to talk about what is rare, well this is rare 4 copies and its stood the test of time

Gilly I know of mine which has Ian Gillibrand in the run outs, Mick Smith and Carl Dean he has had it 2/3 years. Don’t know where the other one is 

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9 hours ago, Ted Massey said:

Gilly I know of mine which has Ian Gillibrand in the run outs, Mick Smith and Carl Dean he has had it 2/3 years. Don’t know where the other one is 

Hi Ted, someone mentioned this Gillibrand to me before, it has nothing to do with me, I have never written on a record. Doesn't Ginger have one ?

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1 hour ago, Gilly said:

Hi Ted, someone mentioned this Gillibrand to me before, it has nothing to do with me, I have never written on a record. Doesn't Ginger have one ?

Pretty certain that's the guy from East Lancashire

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On 29/10/2018 at 08:57, dobber said:

is that the original male vocal inspirations? cant be many of them,t massey has one doesnt he? serious money!

Ted Massey as got my old copy. 

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On 03/11/2018 at 10:02, Gilly said:

Hi Ted, someone mentioned this Gillibrand to me before, it has nothing to do with me, I have never written on a record. Doesn't Ginger have one ?

Hi Gilly not sure if Ginger has it. There’s a picture of Richard Searling and Ian holding the said record I think at Wigan 

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4 hours ago, Ted Massey said:

Hi Gilly not sure if Ginger has it. There’s a picture of Richard Searling and Ian holding the said record I think at Wigan 

Tim Brown had my old one, don't know if he kept it or moved it on Ted

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12 hours ago, tsu tomatoes said:

I paid £900 for this: In fact, this is my old copy that went to JM on auction so don't know where it lives now

 

what a beauty!!!

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35 minutes ago, mark w said:

Reckon Kenny Burrell had an Inspirations if I’m remembering correctly???

Yes i'm sure your right, I noticed his avatar on 2Facebook this afternoon. brill 

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42 minutes ago, carl baxter said:

Couple of quid there.

£4.50p to be precise. He wanted  a quid for each, but I only went to 50p for the white one due the writing on the label.

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 525 pounds al William's palmer demo around 1990 1991 it came with Bobby Paris I walked away on Canadian capital issue + the silhouetts goodway and one more I can't recall

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