Is there any value in 78 RPM records?

Is there any value in 78 RPM records?

The accompanying album covers of 78 vinyl records are often worth as much or more than the actual record discs. 78 records and their covers that were released between the 1950s and 1980s are particularly collectible with often elaborate and iconic art images and artist likenesses.

What are the most collectible 78 RPM records?

Tommy Johnson’s 1930 cut ‘Alcohol and Jake Blues’ goes for $37,100 on eBay. An original Paramount Records blues release has become the most expensive 78rpm record ever sold after a buyer forked out $37,100 in an online auction.

Are old phonograph records worth anything?

Rock n’ roll, blues, and jazz records produced from 1960 to 1970 are the most valuable. A “valuable record” can range anywhere from $500 to $3000. Anything over $3000 and we’re migrating more towards the “rare” albums which are valuable because of unique characteristics (see the above section)

What can I do with old 78 records?

If you have old 78s you’d like to donate, the Great 78 Project will accept your old 78 records and digitize them to post online. But reading their FAQs, it does not appear they will ship those old records back to you.

How old is my 78 record?

Often the best way to determine the age of a record is to look at the title and artist, and then research some dates. The copyright date of a song will give you a general idea, as will the birth and death dates of an artist.

How long is a 78 rpm record?

about five minutes
78s hold about five minutes of music, while 33s hold up to approximately 20 minutes. 78 RPM records have a faster RPM speed than both 33 and 45 RPM records. 78s have wider grooves than vinyl records, which means that the stylus also needs to be wider. 78 RPM records are mono and are only heard through one channel.

What do I do with my old 78 records?

If you want to sell it yourself and you have a lot of high-quality stuff (>$5 per record), you could post them on Facebook’s 78 RPM Sell & Trade group or list on or even Facebook Marketplace or Sometimes even lesser-quality records can be listed.