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Post subject: classical records  PostPosted: Mar 08, 2013 - 11:52 PM
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Hi everyone,
Can anyone recommend a site or book that will help set a value on classical records? I recently was given a few boxes and have no idea where to check. I will list a few examples;

RCA Red Seal LM2087 Rubenstein vinyl VG++ cover VG+
RCA Red Seal LM6003 Tuscanini Conducts La Traviata vinyl VG++ cover VG+
RCA Red Seal LSC2819 Julian Bream In Concert vinyl VG++ cover VG+
RCA Victrola VICS1035 Boston Symphony Orchestra Beethoven Symphony #5 and
Schubert Symphony #8 vinyl VG++ cover VG+

Thanks everyone. All help is appreciated!
 
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Post subject: RE: classical records  PostPosted: Mar 09, 2013 - 10:42 AM
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I don't see anything above 50 cents or a buck.

It looks like the collection might have some money records in it, though, it's from the right era. Got any bluebacks, Mercs, or shaded dogs? Any solo violin or cello monos?
 
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Hey Vinyl 1,
I need some definitions for bluebacks, Mercs, and shaded dogs so I can look for them. It would also be great to have some background info so I know why they are special. I assume that violins and cellos in mono probably don't benefit from the spacial presence of stereo. Thanks for any help.

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WOF wrote:
Hey Vinyl 1,
I need some definitions for bluebacks, Mercs, and shaded dogs so I can look for them. It would also be great to have some background info so I know why they are special. I assume that violins and cellos in mono probably don't benefit from the spacial presence of stereo. Thanks for any help.

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These are all early stereo LPs from the late '50s/early '60s.

London "blueback" has a light blue slick pasted on the back cover instead of the usual white paper stock. " Mercury Living Prescence" stereo series with "FR" or "RFR" in the deadwax are sought after. RCA Victor "shaded dogs" are the LSC (stereo) and LM (mono) series. The label is red or maroon with Nipper on top. The background behind Nipper is darker, hence "shaded dog." Vinyl1's avatar photo is a close-up of Nipper from a shaded dog label.

Why are these special? Early stereo, hard to find in near mint condition, they carry a certain cachet with collectors, etc...

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agree with vinyl1 (sorry). They arrive in perfect nick at ye olde junk shack, and they are toast in less than a week.
Sadly and eventually, just landfill fodder...
 
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Thanks Cactus and Shady,
After digging deeper into the box I have found four shaded dogs. Which just brings up more questions. The four are;

LSC2694 Mozart Boston Symphony Orch. Erich Leinsdorf
LSC2683 Tchaikovsky Boston Symphony Orch. Charles Munch
LM 1905 Rubinstein plays Liszt
LM 6074 60 Years of Music America Loves Best

Was there a time period when these were issued or were particular recordings chosen for special treatment? Also, 2683 mentions Living Stereo and 2694 doesn't. Can anyone recommend a guide for classical recordings.

Incidentally I would rate all of the above as VG++ except for the cover of 60 Years and the Rubenstein vinyl that would both only rate VG.

Thanks Again!

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I don't believe there's a price guide published for Classical record values. Vinyl1 has tracked completed auction results for years and is the most knowledgeable person on this forum regarding values in this genre.

Perhaps the best way to research values would be to look at completed auction results on Ebay, popsike.com, and collectorsfrenzy.com, doing a search for the specific titles you own.

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I don't really see much yet, the LSCs are too late to be of any value. The Living Stereo era was LSC-1806 through about 2600 or so.

Frequently collections from this era are picked by knowledgeable collectors, leaving only low-value records. Then they give away what's left.
 
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I have a couple of Clasical LPs that I picked up recently as well that I'd be interested in valuation.The Art of Jussi Bjorling box set RLS 715 .Archive Production The works of Bach ARC 3015.And Henry Purcell Sacred Music at the English Court SAWT 9558- b
 
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Just bumping this to say that I appreciate the info relayed thus far in this thread (both vinyl1 and Dave's posts were very helpful). I just found an older Living Stereo LP (Solti Venice LSC 2313) and am trying to find more info about it. Not sure if the pressing being Canadian affects the value (probably) but I will have to do some more digging to determine what I've got, I have a feeling it's not the same pressing as the $200-400 copies I see on popsike.

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