A uncommon 2xLP pink shade variant of the Japanese promo for Pink Floyd’s 1969 album Ummagumma bought in August 2018 for almost $14,000.
This white label, pink vinyl variant promo is an ultra-rare merchandise because the pink shade was solely used for promo albums, whereas black was used for all releases.
Most albums launched on the time used black vinyl for each promo and inventory. Discogs has confirmed to DMN that the report was the costliest music collectible bought in August 2018 for the princely sum of $13,953 USD.
Discography specialist Brent Greissle says this specific version is kind of uncommon, particularly since radio stations would have performed their copies into the bottom.
“Given that it’s Floyd, I’d assume not many promo copies had been made, given the shortage of precise effort wanted to advertise,” Greissle said. “I’d additionally assume that radio stations would have performed their copies to dying, so good, clear copies can be hyper-rare.”
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The near-$14,000 value dwarfs the subsequent costliest collectible on the listing for August. Davie Jones With The King Bees’ ‘Liza Jane’ bought for $three,947 and was the second-most costly music collectible bought within the month of August.
Discogs says that just one report beat Pink Floyd in 2018.
A one-of-a-kind sealed copy of Prince’s The Black Album fetched greater than $27,500 earlier this yr. The Pink Floyd album sale is the fourth-highest promoting merchandise within the final two years. The pink coloration of the album contributes to its rarity.
“The label used pink vinyl for promos on the time, and the Ummagumma promo occurred to get that therapy,” Discogs relayed. “Early 45s had been all coloured vinyl, and some releases within the 70s had been fully coloured vinyl. But for essentially the most half up till semi-recently, the vast majority of stuff is on black wax.”