The "I've got one of those" Record Index
The "I've got one of those" Record Index Highlights
Annual increase between 2004 and 2017 of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, the index's best performer
2017 value of a low numbered (under 1,000) copy of the Beatles' White Album, the most valuable record in the index
Average annual increase of the "I've got one of those" Record Index between 2004 and 2017
Value of Prince's 1984 Purple Rain album – up from £5 before his death
Records you might find in your collection: index unveils the best performers of the past 13 years
The "I've got one of those" Record Index, produced by JustCollecting in conjunction with Rat Records in London, reveals the values of records you might just find in your collection at home. The prices are for first pressings – the first and most collectible version of the record. Check the catalogue number stamped on the record's run off grooves.
David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust: £60
Bob Marley & The Wailers' Catch a Fire with Zippo cover: £125
The Who's My Generation: £200
- David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album, featuring no credit to management company MainMan, supplied the best return on investment of the records included in the index since 2004 – up 21.1% per annum to £60
- Other big gainers in the past 13 years included low numbered examples of the Beatles' White Album (each album is stamped with a unique number – anything under 1,000 is desirable), and the Who's My Generation
- Prince's seminal 1984 album Purple Rain has climbed in value from £5 to £20 since his death in 2016
Best performing records 2004-2017
- David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust (1972), RCA Victor (UK), no MainMan credit: up 21.1% per annum to £60
- The Beatles: White Album (1968), Apple (UK), number under 1,000: up 19.4% per annum to £5,000
- The Who: My Generation (1965), Brunswick (UK): up 17.4% per annum to £200
Most valuable records in the "I've got one of those" Record Index
- The Beatles: White Album (1968) number under 1000, Apple (UK): £5,000
- Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (1969) turquoise lettering, Atlantic (UK): £1,000
- Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets (1967) (mono), EMI Columbia (UK): £700
"Forget the obscure. Forget the impossibly rare. Here is a record index full of records you might actually find in your collection.
"Remember it's first pressings that collectors want (check the catalogue number if in doubt). And the condition of both disc and sleeve are also key concerns. "Mint" or "near mint"-graded examples come at a premium.
"The deaths in 2016 of David Bowie, Prince and George Michael have seen values rise for their records, as nostalgic fans look to own a piece of their legacy.
"If you're looking to own a first pressing of Ziggy Stardust, make sure the rear cover doesn't contain a credit to his management company, MainMan. Only the reissues do."
About the JustCollecting "I've got one of those" Record IndexThe "I've got one of those" Record Index tracks the value of regularly traded first pressings, using analysis of auctions and private sales, in addition to expert opinion from Rat Records in London.
Values shown are reflective of records and sleeves in "near mint" condition, with all inserts intact.