A host of incredibly rare ‘White Label’ vinyl records by artists like David Bowie, Liam Gallagher, The Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Sex Pistols, Dusty Springfield and Manic Street Preachers are to be auctioned off for National Album Day.
The records are test pressings, produced by studios to ensure sound quality on a new vinyl production, and are often sought after by collectors with only 5 or 10 ever produced per release.
The auction takes place on 5th October at Omega Auctions’ Merseyside base, and will be streamed online. National Album day takes place a week later on 12th October.
The auction will raise funds to support the work of music industry charity The BRIT Trust – which promotes education and wellbeing through music.
Omega Auctions specialise in music memorabilia and vinyl, and have previously sold Elvis Presley’s personal copy of The Bible for £59,000, Paul McCartney’s English school book for £46,800, and an early David Bowie reel-to-reel tape for £49,200.
You can take a look at the full list of records up for auction via Omega Auctions’ website here.
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