My 80 year old cousin has a LP collection, mostly quite old. What he has asked me is 'Do I know a web site where he can get the individual values of these records' - I don't but do you know of sich a web site?
I don't know if this little bit of information is relevant. In the city near to where I live, there is a regular every two to three month's CD and Record collector's fair. A friend of mine has a very large collection of old records, and at one of these fairs he managed to get one of the stall holder collectors to pay an home visit, so as to value and possibly purchase the collection.
The collector arrived, duly inspected all the collection, which took the best part of a full morning. Made a cash offer, which my friend accepted instantly, due to him wanting to dispose of them quickly (council tip was beckoning). The collector paid £142 for the lot, and stated that he would arrange collection at a later date.Now this was two years ago, and the collection is still in the attic awaiting collection. The dealer as been contacted on a number of occasions, promised to arrange collection, but still hasn't done so.The collector still occasionally attends the local CD and Record Collector's Fair.
Appears on this occasion, the collector is prepared to write his £142 'investment' off!.
I recently discovered that a single given to me some years, ago has become a collectors piece worth about £100. I doubt the rest of my collection would be worth that if I sold it en masse. Moral of this story, check before you chuck.