Goldmine Priceguide for 45's - Incomplete

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Goldmine Priceguide for 45's - Incomplete

Post by Unadude » Sun May 29, 2005 3:11 pm

Last year I bought the 2004 Goldmine priceguide to
45's...and I have enjoyed the book as it has given me
insight as to the value of MOST of my collection.

But, I am baffled at how much stuff is not included in the guide.

Such as -- 2 groups off the top of my head which are not included
in the priceguide are The Fixx and Night Ranger.

Okay, The Fixx is not all that well known, so no biggie..
But Night Ranger??? This is a pretty big band with
lots of hits and lots of 45's.

Not to mention the priceguide has such obscure things
as Fred Flinstone and his one 45 he released.

How can they have skipped Night Ranger??

And there are other bands not included as well I just
can't think of them this second.

Not only that, of the bands they do have, sometimes
they are missing 45's.

Just yesterday I aquired "Rare Earth - I just want to
Celebrate" - on the Rare Earth label in awesome condition..
I checked the priceguide and all the reference numbers
for Rare Earth 45's on the Rare Earth label started the "50".
My 45 startes with "5C".

(sigh)

Anyone else have these kind of issues?

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Post by whirlingdisc » Sun May 29, 2005 3:44 pm

You'll likely find a more "complete" set of listings with Osborne although he tends to "clump" releases in many cases according to label as opposed to listing each single separately. He does that for Night Ranger, for example, likely because none of their singles are particularly collectable at this point.
For sheer volume, however, he's the man.
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Post by jackcapture » Sun May 29, 2005 4:20 pm

The Goldmine guides generally focus on collectible, i.e. in-demand or hard-to-find items. A complete catalog of 45s would be beyond the scope of affordability, not to mention time. I like Nightranger fine and the Fixx too, but these 45s are easy to find and not in great demand.
Read the introductory material of the book and I'm sure you'll find info on why certain things are included and excluded.
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Post by dollydagger » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:29 pm

hello everyone... i havent been around for awhile and i have missed the forum. i too had similar questions about the goldmine book. in particular about one 45 that he has included a photo of ( herb alpert 45 on the original tannish colored A&M label)- but poor herb is not listed anywhere in the guide. ( is this just because he is really not in demand ?? no offense to herb. )

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Post by jackcapture » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:46 pm

I love Herb and own many, if not all, his LPs, but I have faced the grim reality that he will apparently never be a collectible artist. :)
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Post by troggy » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:36 pm

jackcapture wrote:The Goldmine guides generally focus on collectible, i.e. in-demand or hard-to-find items.
Yup and balances things out by being woefully incomplete on those types of records too. The Goldmine Guide to 45's is nearly worthless. It doesn't even include a lot of the singles listed in the 1950-75 priceguide. How can you have a guide that focuses on 45's and not include a lot of the singles listed in your other, more general books?

Todd

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Post by whirlingdisc » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:39 pm

jackcapture wrote:I love Herb and own many, if not all, his LPs, but I have faced the grim reality that he will apparently never be a collectible artist. :)
Yeah, but his marketer must be wealthy!! That whipped cream cover is pure genius!
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Post by kiwisoul2 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:09 pm

he also must be wealthy did he also not start up the a&m label? :mrgreen:

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Post by jackcapture » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:59 am

Todd, I think perhaps the idea was that since those titles are already catalogued, the 45 guide can include scores of others. Apparently the books are limited to a certain number of pages. No guide can be all inclusive.
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Post by KentT » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Facts: No Night Ranger or The Fixx US 45 is worth more than $6-$7 maximum presently. And the high side of this price would be white label promos. Most of these two band's output are still common records. Most of the time in real life, these records are worth $.25-$2.00 retail.

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