Here are the top sellers of vintage (aka traditional) hard rock/heavy metal vinyl records sold on eBay for Autumn 2014 (September, October, November).
1. Iron Maiden – Powerslave
Label: CBS – 11981
Attributes: Promo blue-colored vinyl
Bids: 1 bid
Winning Bid: $1,299.99
Seller’s comments: Ultra rare Colombian promotional only, and strictly limited blue coloured pressing, perfect for collectors. This record has been cleaned on a VPI Record Cleaning Machine. ITEM CONDITION: Vinyl: It plays Solid VG, very enjoyable; Jacket: Strong VG.
2. Bathory – Self-titled LP
Label: Black Mark Production – BMLP 666-1
Released: Oct 1984
Bids: 49 bids (starting bid was GBP 0.99)
Winning bid: $1,146.14
Seller’s comments: Original 1st Press Vinyl LP, yellow goat, Black Mark label with original Insert Matrix with Pentagram and Cross Condition: Vinyl: VG++
a couple of light surface marks and scratches Sleeve: VG+ ringwear/record impression,slight edge/corner wear no splits,no writings,no stickers Insert: VG+ slight age yellowing,two soft folds Label: clean.
3. AC/DC – If You Want Blood
Label: Atlantic – ATL 50 532
Released: Oct 1978
Special Attributes: Colored vinyl, limited edition (500)
Bids: 1 bid
Winning bid: $999.99 (Starting price was $999.99)
Seller’s comments: Jacket is in Very Good +condition, still has Plastic Shrink on it, Very Very light wear around edge at opening,Vinyl is in Very Good +condition,Plays Great!!! Incredibly Hard to Find 1978 Limited Edition(500) Netherlands Import Multiple – Colored Vinyl Press!!
4. AC/DC – TNT
Label: Albert Productions – APLPA-016
Released: 01 Dec 1975
Special Attributes: Signed. First pressing.
Bids: 33 bids
Winning bid: $916.52
Seller’s comments: RARE 1975 OZ PRESS VINYL LP. FULLY SIGNED BY BON SCOTT – ANGUS YOUNG – MALCOLM YOUNG – PHIL RUDD – CLIFF WILLIAMS. As a young boy growing up in Melbourne, AC/DC was my favourite band and the first album I ever bought was TNT,so when this came up years later I had to have it. But the time has now come to part with my collection. I acquired this from a radio DJ in Melbourne Australia many years ago and he had it signed in Germany during their tour there in late November 1979 which is why it is signed by Cliff Williams and not Mark Evans who was sacked from the band in mid 1977. There is no C.O.A as it was a public signing. I have taken very good pictures of the signatures so please study them carefully, use the zoom, do the research. Don’t miss out on your own piece of Australian rock history ORIGINAL 1975 AUSTRALIAN ROO RELEASE. VINYL IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION 8+ / 10. LABELS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION 9 / 10. COVER IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION 8 / 10. The laminate has blistering. SIGNATURES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION 9 / 10.
5. Iron Maiden – Vinyl LP Picture Disc Collection, Complete Box Set
Bids: 7 bids
Winning bid: $768.00 (Starting price was $100.00)
Seller’s comments: 2012 release of Iron Maiden’s first 8 albums on vinyl picture discs. This is the complete set, all records have been opened and played 1-2 times. The shrink wrap is intact on all of the albums. All of the records are in mint shape. All discs are the UK version on the EM label. The box is not included.
This set was released from October 2012 through February 2013 and includes the following Iron Maiden Picture Discs:
• Iron Maiden
• The Number of the Beast
• Piece of Mind
• Live After Death (2LP)
• Somewhere in Time
• Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Compiled by Pat Prince