Is there a market for old 78 RPM records?

Is there a market for old 78 RPM records?

There’s a thriving market for classical recordings on 78 – in fact some of the most expensive recent sales of 78s on eBay are of very early (pre-1910) classical works on obscure labels.

How do I identify 78 RPM records?

78s are usually made of shellac which is heavier and stiffer than vinyl. You can hold a record by the edges and tap in the deadwax with a fingernail. It’s a “brighter” sound than vinyl which sounds like a dull frisbee. Most 78s are 10″ or 12″.

How long do 78 records last?

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.

When was the last 78 record made?

In just ten years, 78s plummeted to only 2% of music sales. And in 1959, the last US-made 78 record was produced. Not all sales went directly over to 33s, however. Although many did, there wasn’t always a need to use up all 40 minutes of an LP.

Are 78 records still made?

Are 78 RPM records still made? No, 78 RPM records are not still made. 78 RPM records were, for the most part, discontinued in 1959 in the USA, with the exception of some small gospel labels and kids records. Other countries continued production for this speed in children’s records until the late 70’s to mid 80’s.

Why was the record called a 78?

In 1925, 78.26 rpm was chosen as a standard for motorized phonographs, because it was suitable for most existing records, and was easily achieved using a standard 3600-rpm motor and 46-tooth gear (78.26 = 3600/46). Thus these records became known as 78s (or “seventy-eights”).

How much are old Edison records worth?

Unfortunately, Edison records are hit-and-miss with respect to collector interest. Most seem to sell for $1 to $3 each, but there are some scattered among them that are more valuable.

How much are Elvis Presley 78 records worth?

The 78 rpm record, with its tattered yellow label, was once valued at $500,000 by Record Collector magazine, but in reality sold for $240,000 dollars (£160,000) in the Graceland auction.

Does anybody buy old 78 records?

If you want to SELL YOUR OLD 78s and have a COLLECTION or ACCUMULATION of VINTAGE 78 RPM RECORDS from your ATTIC, or BASEMENT, from AUCTIONS or the inside of your OLD VICTROLA, from your PARENTS or GRANDPARENTS and want GREAT PRICES for them, you’ve come to the right place.

What do 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.