Rare White Stripes Vinyl Sells for $13,000 at Auction
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:50:44
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A rare piece of The White Stripes vinyl raked in nearly $13,000 at an auction last week. That's a lot scratch, so don't scratch it, owner. $13,000? Seriously. That's a ton of coin.
Why did the 7-inch vinyl single rake in such a hefty sum? Well, it's one of only 15 numbered copies and is the first in the series, with artwork prepared by Jack White and Italy Records owner David Buick. It was the Detroit duo's second-ever single and contains early tracks "Lafayette Blues" and "Sugar Never Tasted So Good."
It sold to a private collector, and actually went unsold when White initially tried to unload it at Gold Dollar.
Jack White himself said, "I remember me and a friend were talking, 'Aw that's too much! No-one's gonna buy it at the Gold Dollar for six dollars.' Hahaha! Then we went in to sell them and you can't pick! You had to buy the first one, and there was a ton of people standing around waiting for someone to buy the first one, because they didn't want the first one. They wanted the tenth one."
What rock 'n' roll memorabilia or music would you shell out tens of thousands of dollars for?