Vinyl revival continues apace at auction house

8th November 2017

The vinyl revival in continuing apace at antiques auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent, with LPs and singles worth more than £1,000 changing hands at the sale on Friday, November 3.

Flying high was a collection of Super Deluxe Edition retrospective box sets by Led Zeppelin, which achieved £500.

The series, pressed between 2014 and 2016, saw each of the band’s nine studio albums digitally remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page from the original analogue tapes.

Pressed on 180gms vinyl, each album was packaged along with an album of live tracks – previously only available as bootlegs – along with posters and a book examining the writing and recording of each album.

Each boxset was sold unopened and shrink wrapped, and housed in a Warner Brothers posting case. The lot also included The Complete BBC Sessions – a selection of recordings made for the broadcaster over the band’s 12-year recording career – which was also shrink wrapped.

Meanwhile, a large collection of pre-played albums and singles were sold over several lots, each with an auctioneer’s estimate of £100 to £150.

Lot 100, which covered the best of the 1960s, included a good selection of LPs from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Who, and The Doors along with a box of 36 seven inch single by John, Paul, George and Ringo. It achieved £120.

Lot 102, which covered the 1970s and included a good number of albums by David Bowie, Queen, Pink Floyd, and Mike Oldfield, made £130.

At the heavier end of the musical spectrum, Lot 102A included albums by including Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, and AC/DC. It achieved £95.

And Lot 103, four boxes including 23 Elvis Presley albums, a large selection of 1980s acts including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Kate Bush, UB40, and the Thompson Twins, and a selection of 2000s 12-inch singles, made £90.

And the sale’s chart-toppers represented another revival: that of brown furniture, which is starting to find favour again with collectors.

The top price of the day – £750 – was achieved by a handsome 19th Century mahogany partner's desk with a red leather tooled and gilded inset top (estimate £200 to £300), while a small walnut and feather banded bachelor's chest of four drawers (estimate £500 to £800) claimed the second-place spot with a winning bid of £650.

A collection of assorted costume jewellery including two garnet set brooches, a suite of yellow metal jewellery decorated with serpents and set with turquoise stones, a 15 carat gold and turquoise set ring, lapis lazuli beaded necklace and matching earrings achieved the third-highest lot price of the day – £650 against a £100 to £150 estimate.

A William IV 18 carat gold cased gentleman's open faced pocket watch by Grant London exceeded its £200 to £300 estimate to sell at £550, while three nine carat gold watches, with a total gold weight of 77 grams, made £540 against an estimate of £500 to £800.

The next sale at Moore Allen & Innocent is the selected antique, pictures and antiquarian books auction on Friday, November 24 while the traditional pre-Christmas vintage toys and wine sale will be held on Friday, December 15.

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