[78-L] Questions

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Aug 9 01:37:11 PDT 2011

On 09/08/11 01:07, BlueRidgeAnnie at aol.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I found your site, when I was researching old red vinyl records.  I  didn't
> know if this would be a forum for someone with records to sell, or  if it
> is only for people who want to discuss their collections.
> I have a great many old records which belonged to mother's brother.  My
> uncle, who I never met, loved to listen to his records, according to my
> grandmother.  He died in 1950 or 1951 in his early 20's coming home for
> Christmas, and she kept them for almost 50 years.  I found  them after my grandmother
> passed away in 1998.
> All of the records are LP's from the 1940's, before his  death.  I have
> several sets and some individual records.  I have  Sinatra and others.  Many
> are the red vinyl.  Most are in very good  condition, in their original boxes
> and sleeves.
> I don't know much about these records but know neither I nor my children
> would ever appreciate them as much as a collector would.  I don't want to
> sell them to just anyone, but I need to sell them, if only to preserve  them.
> I have them in conditioned storage now, but they deserve  better.
> Thank you for anything you have to offer,
> Anne Smith
Hello Anne. You describe them as "LP's", but if they were from the 
1940's then the're are unlikely to be many in that format. Do you mean 
78s? Are they in artwork sleeves or paper ones? What speed is designated 
on the label. If they are 78s I'm surprised that many would be made of 
red vinyl. Could you let us have a few artists' names, titles and 
labels, catalogue numbers etc? Also, are they 10" or 12" inch?

      Julian Vein

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