Being record collectors ourselves, we’ve paid our fair share of hefty sums for long-sought-after records that were pressed in shamefully low numbers. We were curious to see if anything we’ve purchased ranked amongst the highest-priced items that have sold in the Discogs Marketplace since it launched in 2005.
For the sake of maintaining our relationships, we won’t say whether or not any of our purchases made the cut, but we thought you might be interested in seeing this list of the most expensive records sold.
Our criteria included albums that were actually sold and paid for on Discogs. All prices have been converted to USD based on exchange rates at the time of sale. Duplicates are included, so some releases might appear more than once.
Every one of these has a unique story that contributes to them being worth a fortune. We have included a link to each release where you can find release notes that will help shed light on their value.
Do you notice any other interesting trends? Let us and fellow collectors know in the comments. We also publish a monthly list of the most expensive items purchased worldwide.
If you have any records that you are considering selling, know that you can use Discogs to connect with buyers from around the world. Learn how to use Discogs to price and sell your vinyl records online.