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Postby Tigerlee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 pm

purely out of interest and further discussion.....for serious collectors of queen vinyl.... what are your top 20 rarities ...here goes mine...

1) the show must go on Italian red vinyl 7”
2) greatest hits picture disc Bulgarian
3) rock Montreal x3 lp box set
4) news of the world picture disc
5) news of the world Venezuela lp
6) princes of the universe Japanese 7” white label promo
7) you’re my best friend Yugoslavian 7”
8) mustapha Yugoslavian 7”
9) jealousy krugosor Russian booklet 1980 flexi pack
10) bohemian rhapsody Philippines 2nd label 7”
11) somebody to love Mexican 7”
12) a night at the opera Dutch white vinyl
13) a night at the opera French white vinyl
14) one year of love Spanish 12”
15) back chat Dutch 12”
16) somebody to love Portuguese 7”
17) news of the world French green vinyl lp
18) news of the world Venezuela lp
19) made in heaven shaped pic disc
20) its a hard life German 12”

Might not be as rare as some but I’m deeply proud of my gear

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Re: Queen collection

Postby TheHero » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:38 pm

I haven't got that many rare records. But I guess these
days any first press of anything in very good condition
becomes more rare as years go by. All records are in excellent condition:

1. News Of The World picture disc (limited to 1977).
2. Innuendo 12" (UK, explosive version).
3. Roger Taylor's Fun In Space LP (UK first press).
4. Live Magic LP 1986 (UK first press).
5. Bohemian Rhapsody 12" single (Record Store Day).
6. The Studio Collection color vinyl box set.
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Re: Queen collection

Postby Tigerlee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:06 pm

Thanks the hero.... still some nice items on there
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Re: Queen collection

Postby Nicki79 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 pm

I don't have rare items. But, after I bought a record player to be able to play my parents old vinyls (no Queen) , I bought my first LP on vinyl (I still own a few children's LP's from the early 80's, but I won't count these :lol: ):

- Queen: Absolute Greatest (2LPs - made exclusivly for Tchibo in Germany)

Then I thought about buying Queen-albums and went for
- Queen: The Game (2015 release)

and after that, I decided to jump the gun. I bought the whole package:
- Queen - Studio Collection

And then I listened from the very beginning to the end and heard everything in chronological order. :)
Every time I sat down, I listened to a new album and all accompanied by the book with background information. I love it!
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Re: Queen collection

Postby Guru » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:07 pm

Tigerlee wrote:purely out of interest and further discussion.....for serious collectors of queen vinyl.... what are your top 20 rarities

I don't have much vinyl left, so I think by the time I get to 20 it'll be a UK Bo Rhap 7" w/o sleeve! However, here goes, only sort of in order because I'm not interested in evaluating them in that much detail!

New Dark Ages German 12"
I Want It All Japan 7"
Bohemian Rhapsody 1995 purple vinyl 7", low number signed by Brian, John & Roger
The Golden Boy UK promo 7" (unique edit)
Made In Heaven UK cream vinyl LP
Show Must Go On Italian red vinyl 7"
Hammer To Fall (Live in Rio) UK promo 12"
Teo Torriatte Japan 7"
I Wanna Testify UK 7"
Barcelona UK 12" pic disc
Great Pretender UK shaped pic disc
A Kind Of Magic UK 12" pic disc
Slightly Made UK shaped pic disc
Happiness UK 12" pic disc
Mad Bad & Dangerous to Know UK LP
I Was Born To Love You UK 7" double pack
Living On My Own Brazil 12" with unique mix
Manipulator UK 12"

After that it's a mish mash of orginal Cross 7" / 12" and whatever you consider the rarer UK singles from 1989-1995 (Invisible Man clear vinyl or Scandal etched disc?)

There are spares of a couple of those if anyone's really excited about anything....
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Re: Queen collection

Postby Kes » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:21 pm

Choosing twenty could be hard work, but off the top of my head, and in no particular order...

1. I Want It All - UK 7" black and silver PAPER label (apparently, stupidly rare!)
2. TSMGO - Italian Red 7" vinyl
3. Bo Rhap - Fan club purple 7" vinyl
4. NOTW - Marvel CAPCOM sleeve album
5. Hammer To Fall - 12" "Live" sleeve
6. Keep Yourself Alive - UK 7" mono promo
7. I Can Hear Music - UK EMI original 7"
8. The Great Pretender - UK Promo 10"
9. TSMGO - German 12" (with tracks on both sides!)
10. Thank God It's Christmas - Exclusive Brazilian compilation Queen album.
11. ADATR - Argentinian version, signed by all four!
12. Jazz - Original French picture disc.
13. Somebody To Love - UK 7" one sided test pressing, previously owned by Freddie, with COA.
14. Another One Bites The Dust - 12" Columbian yellow vinyl "extended" version
15. Five Live - Import 12" with all the original tracks on it.

I'll allocate the last five to CDs, and other stuff

16. The Game - DVD-A, autographed by Brian and Roger.
17. ROTC - CD autographed by Brian, Roger and Paul.
18. LOLSOS - EMI Far East cassette version
19. Greatest Hits - EMI UK first test run, with White silkscreened label underneath the regular black print.
20. Star Fleet - genuine EMI Swindon 3-track CD pressing, identifiable by the standard EMI Swindon typeset in the centre section of the disc. I've only EVER seen one of these, and I bought it on the spot.

Well, those were the first 20 that sprung to mind, anyway.
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