Published Apr 21, 2011Last week, we reported that a rare acetate of the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" was selling for over $22,000 on eBay, but as it turns out, it's not just the test pressings that are worth the big bucks these days. If you own a copy of the commercial single, which was released by A&M in 1977, you can consider that seven-inch slab of vinyl a reasonable investment to add to your financial portfolio.
A recent article in Record Collector has named the platter the most collectable record ever. The reason it topped the list is because the bulk of the singles were destroyed after the band were dropped from A&M for their controversial ways. Existing copies of the single are worth about $12,600, according to Record Collector.
The next best collectable is an original copy of the Beatles' 1963 debut, Please, Please Me. A mint condition edition will go for about $5,500.
Rent day is still about a week off, but if you're looking for some extra scratch, maybe it's time to rifle through your parents' record collection, just in case?