News-Antique.com - Oct 12,2011 - WhatSellsBest.com, a website tracking rare auction items selling on eBay, is reporting a rare Sex Pistols promotional record has sold for *$17,179.
The vinyl record features the controversial song "God Save the Queen" by the English punk rock band 'The Sex Pistols,' which was released on the A&M Records label in 1977. Only a small number of copies were pressed before the group left A&M and signed with Virgin Records. The records are considered by collectors to be among the most valuable in the UK. This particular record (sold on eBay) was stated by the seller to be one of a small number of promotional pressings given to A&M executives prior to the company's closing in 1998.
According to James Massey, publisher of WhatSellsBest.com; "Another Sex Pistols vinyl (a UK 7" cut onto 10" one sided Townhouse acetate) fetched *$23,000 in April of this year, so I wasn't too surprised to see this one go as high as it did. Anytime you have a rare sought-after item like this, marking a historic turning point in popular culture, collectors will be fighting for it."
To see both of the previous Sex Pistols record auctions (photos), the top-ten vintage records sold on eBay recently, and other rare auction items sold. Visit: WhatSellsBest.com
*Quoted U.S. dollar sales price is based on approximate foreign (currency) exchange rate at time of sale.
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WhatSellsBest.com is a free website which has integrated with eBay to allow visitors to actively view and track the top selling eBay items (by highest prices bid, or sold) in nearly 200 unique categories. The website also reports on trends and sales of rare (high-value) collectibles being sold worldwide.