[78-L] Rolling Stones question ^

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Sat Mar 6 19:45:13 PST 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kristjan Saag" <saag at telia.com>
> David Lennick wrote:
> > I know, not much 78 content here, but the requester is a long-time 78
> collector
> > who doesn't know much about this here new-fangled rockin' roll,
> especially by
> > these old farts. He has a cassette box set of the Rolling Stones Singles
> > Collection and wants to know if it has any value. My guess would be,
> only to an
> > absolute fanatic Stones collector who has to have the stuff in every
> format.
> ---
> First: "only an absolute fanatic Stones collector" practically means a
> few thousand of them. Which also means: most things related to Stones,
> Beatles, Elvis, Springsteen etc are collectables.
> Cassettes weren't listed in the British "Record Collector Price Guide"
> ten years ago, but I think they are now. But, like with everything else,
> value is dependent on condition and, quoting the Record Collector's 
> website:
> "As a general rule CD's and Cassettes either play perfectly - inwhich
> case they are in Mint condition - or they don't, in which case their
> value is minimal. Cassette tape is liable to deteriorate with age, even
> if it remains unplayed, so care should be taken when buying old tapes."
> So your collector friend ought, perhaps, to check some price lists
> before throwing the stuff out.
> Here's to give him an idea of what prices can be:
> http://www.hotplatters.com/hotPlatters_2006/other/CASSETTE.html
I USED to own (and may still...?!) an LP-based Rolling Stones "set"
which contained most or all of their hits of the 60's and possibly later.
Picked it up (for listening purposes) at, IIRC, some "thrift store" for
a buck or two...!

Steven C. Barr

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