Discogs Unveils The 100 Most Expensive Records Ever Sold

The priciest pick-ups in the vinyl market’s history.

For years now, Discogs has provided crate-diggers and leisurely enthusiasts with monthly scans of the most expensive items sold on the site.

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And this weekend, they upped the bandwidth. The site has generated two lists of the priciest pick-ups in the vinyl market’s history; one for the US and another for the UK. And though the lists are equally staggering in the amounts collectors and sellers have paid for the rarest 12 and 7-inch finds, there’s a clear break in what each market is demanding.

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Topping the US list (and making several appearances throughout) is Prince‘s The Black Album. The once-shelved project set a site record when it sold for $15,000 a few days after the icon passed in 2016. On the other end of the pond, The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” tops the UK list with a whopping $16, 125.18 bid in 2018. Another copy of the impossibly rare 7-inch sold for just north of $14,000 the year prior.

Run through the US list here, and the UK list here. And happy hunting to all of ya.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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