Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sometimes you get lucky ... with The Beatles

Recently I was visiting a city about an hour from where I'm currently staying, and visited a thrift store. From time to time I go into such stores to look at the selection of old books, and I've been fortunate enough to come across some great finds.

But this time I didn't walk about with any books. Instead, I found these six beauties:

Yep, six Beatles singles, all originals from Capitol Records from the 1960s. All with the sleeves, and all in at least very good condition.

Am I the biggest Beatles fan in the world? No, but I do like them. And I count myself fortunate with this find at a thrift store.

What am I going to do with these six 45s? To be honest, I'm not sure. I might keep them, or I might not. I might sell them on eBay, because I'm sure I could at least double the $60 it cost for these albums.

I just knew I could not pass them up when they came along.

And I heard a rumor from one of the thrift store clerks they have some Monkees 45s on the way and possibly some more Beatles singles.. I'm not much of a Monkees fan, though they had a few decent songs, but maybe this means the store will have more 45s in the future. I'm keeping my eyes out for some Beach Boys, and I'll be visiting this store again very soon.


Anonymous said...

That's so awesome! I still have a Beatles album from when I was six years old, and it's on the Vee Jay label. It's the first album, but it has one song different from the one that has Love Me Do on it from a different record label. I think it's worth about $350, but I wouldn't part with it. :0)

Ty Johnston said...

Thanks Laura Lynn! I used to have a bunch of Beatles on vinyl, but gave it away or lost it over the years.