A List of Some of the Most Valuable Vinyl Records on this National Vinyl Record Day!

Today’s a day to celebrate everyone’s favorite music medium: The illustrious vinyl record!

For many of us, those grooves hold the soundtracks to our childhood. For a lot more slightly younger folks, it is a throwback to a past when music was more tangible and connectable than the 1s and 0s we most ofeten listen to. Vinyl records are an experience. From the cover art to the notes and lyrics printed on the inside, to making sure you handle the record just right to ensure it lasts for as long as possible.

The folks at Vinyl Fetish put together a list of some of the most valuable piece of vinyl out there today.

Here are the top six…and it’s not surprise that a few Beatles disks make an appearance. Want to cross-reference your collection to the entire list. Click here.

And don’t forget! We partnered with two plainfield businesses to create a special beer to commemorate National Vinyl Record Day! It’s called Stacks of Wax, a collaboration between us, Werk Force Brewing Company and Black Dog Vinyl Cafe. Available NOW at Black Dog and Werk Force in Plainfield (and hopefully distributing around the area soon!).

Mama You Don't Know How / Original Stack O' Lee Blues

1) Long ‘Cleve’ Reed and Little Harvey Hull—Down Home Boys

Mama You Don’t Know How / Original Stack O’ Lee Blues (1927) [Single]

There is only one known copy of this 1927 blues 78.

Value: $30,000 – $60,000

Ask Me Why / Anna

2) The Beatles

Ask Me Why / Anna (1964) [Single]

There are rumored to be only six to ten known copies of this promotional item.

NM Value: $35,000

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter as the Days Go By

3) Frank Wilson

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter as the Days Go By (1965) [Single]

There are only two known copies of this Northern soul single.

NM Value: $20,000 – $35,000

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan [withdrawn version]

4) Bob Dylan

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan [withdrawn version] (1963)

Incredibly rare version of the US version (stereo) which features four songs left off all subsequent releases (“Rocks and Gravel,” “Let Me Die in My Footsteps,” “Gamblin’ Willie’s Dead Man’s Hand,” and “Talkin’ John Birch Blues”).

NM Value: $20,000 – $30,000

Alcohol and Jake Blues / Ridin' Horse

5) Tommy Johnson

Alcohol and Jake Blues / Ridin’ Horse (1930) [Single]

There are only three known copies of this blues 78.

VG+ Value: $30,000

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You

6) The Beatles

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (1962) [Single]

The UK promo copy of The Beatles’ first single. Paul McCartney is credited as “McArtney.” Limited to 250 copies.

NM Value: $15,000 – $20,000