In 1993 Rare Record Price Guide was published for the first time in book form and has grown in size, scope and sales with every subsequent edition. The current 2010 edition features over 1400 pages of the most comprehensive record price guide ever published anywhere in the World. All musical genres are covered including Rock, Pop, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae, Dance, Rock n’roll, Metal, Prog, Psych, Indie, Country, Folk, Exotica, Soundtracks and M.O.R. The A to Z guide lists every catalogue number, B-side, release date and current mint value for every UK single worth over £5, EP over £8, CD single over £8, LP over £12 and CD over £18.
Now published every 2 years (next edition published October 2010).
Rare Record Price Guide Online was launched in January 2010 and complements the book in a number of ways.
Developed and hosted by Record Collector the RRPG Online database contains all of the information published in the book and more.
You can search quickly for the values that you require by artist/band, by title, by catalogue number.
Values of rare records will be updated on a regular basis and editorial notes and news will often accompany these updates.
We have already started to add pictures of covers, inner sleeves and labels to a number of entries and we aim with your help to fully illustrate every listing – eventually!
New record listings will be also be added regularly.
Our unique ‘My Collection’ facility enables you to list and automatically value every record in your collection. Values will be updated regularly as we amend the prices in our database so you can keep track of the value your collection.
Access to Rare Record Price Guide Online is available by subscription only from this website.
Since its launch in 1979 Record Collector magazine has become known as The Bible of the music scene. It provides up-to-the-minute information about artists and records in every area of contemporary music. It has the distinction of being the first and the longest running monthly music magazine in the UK. From the start Record Collector recognised that people needed to know how much their records were worth and began to feature comprehensive lists of records and discographies and values for every significant release. Today Record Collector continues to serve the collector, offering retrospective features, full discographies and in depth interviews. Its outlook has expanded to embrace the phenomenon of collecting via the internet, whether it be through online trading, or downloading music. RC also includes Q&A pages where readers can have questions about their rare and obscure records answered; some of the largest news and reviews sections in music print; a focus on curio releases from around the world; interviews with a variety of collectors, who talk through their personal collections; and monthly features on eBay and record fairs.
From being the only monthly music publication for the majority of the 80s, Record Collector has maintained its popularity well into the 2000s. Having encouraged a few trends in the reissue/collecting market, most importantly of all, RC has made the collecting market more widely established and accepted, and has remained an important publication for collectors and music enthusiasts alike.