You just never know what you’re going to find at that thrift store or flea market. It appears that some of that old vinyl is very hot…
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK
“Talk about a bargain-hunter’s dream. A record found at a flea market for 75 cents just sold for more than $155,000.
The New York Post says that amount was the winning e-Bay bid for a rare record by the Velvet Underground, an influential 1960s New York art-rock band that was managed by the pop artist Andy Warhol.
It was a copy of a hard-to-find version of the band’s first album, made before the 1967 album that was released as their debut.”
There’s more – it was a Canadian seller who happened across the album:
Nelson Wyatt, Canadian Press
Saturday, December 09, 2006
“MONTREAL (CP) – Warren Hill won’t be sad to part with his rare copy of the Velvet Underground’s debut album – and it’s not just because he could make hundreds of thousands of dollars selling it.
“I don’t want it,” he chuckled in an interview at his tiny, six-month old record store located off a back alley. “Not enough to need it.” Hill’s not a big Velvet Underground fan.”
Saturday, December 16, 2006
The acetate version of the unreleased first album by the Velvet Underground that drew a record-setting $155,000 bid on eBay this week has gone back on the Internet auction block. The original top bidder now says he didn’t mean it and had made the bid through a computer error.