The Tommy Johnson 78 RPM is an example of record-breaking vinyl; the 80+ year old record sold for $37,100. This makes the Tommy Johnson one of the most expensive 78 RPM record releases ever.
Vinyl fanatics pride themselves on owning a physical piece of history; the Tommy Johnson 78 RPM is not only nostalgic but represents a style of record (the 78) that has been surpassed by the more common 33.3 RPM records of today. This particular piece was just one of a few very limited releases by the artist. The record went on sale over eBay and was purchased by John Tefteller (owner of over 75,000 records.)
Tefteller's collection is currently located at the British Museum of the Blues, and this new addition is considered one of the rarest in his massive collection.
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By: Thomas Wade-West - Published: Oct 12, 2013 • References: luxurylaunches