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In Reply to: RE: What is the state of the original pressing Classical LP market ? posted by Ross on March 12, 2017 at 18:20:30
In addition to the good points made by other posters, I can add that the appearance of high quality vinyl reissues of many of the classical LPs that are most in demand by collectors has indeed caused the value of many of the originals to fall, imo.
Also, while the best of the RCA LSC, London blueback and Mercury LPs you mention are still in demand, classical collectors have long since moved further afield, even to mono LPs, and especially to European label issues, as those were often produced in much smaller quantities than American ones in the postwar era, and as with most collectibles, rarity is the main thing that drives value.
I don't see the huge prices they used to get for these ten or fifteen years ago. Lumen, Discophiles Francais, early DG, early EMI are all down.
Well, the classical LPs are fading in popularity with collectors, and that's no problem for me. When I finally bought an original, NM 1955 RCA LSC Munch Daphnis et Chloe from a dealer, it was $10 (marked down from $17). I got an RCA LSC Power of the Orchestra in NM condition from the bins for $1. Same for an original, big tulip red stereo DG Mravinsky Pathetique symphony.
For a long time I had no RCA shaded dog stereo LPs because I felt they were ridiculously overpriced. When the prices finally fell, I bought about 30 for an average of about $3 each. I don't buy for investment, and I don't pay collector's premiums. That's worked for me.
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