Some of the records going up for auction in Lichfield
Some of the records going up for auction in Lichfield

Collectable records found in a derelict house are going up for auction in Lichfield.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers will sell the items, along with a range of rare guitars, in a sale on 5th November.

Among the vinyls are a near mint copy of the 1971 LP Fuchsia by Fuchsia – an early example of British progressive folk-inspired rock – which is expected to fetch up to £400.

Some of the records going up for auction in Lichfield

There is also a copy of The Velvet Underground with the split picture rear cover, Kip of the Serenes by Dr Strangeley Strange with an orange and black swirl, John Drummer’s Famous Music Band and A Quick One by The Who with a blue and silver label.

Valuer Stuart Hay said: ““They all came from a house which was virtually derelict.

“Quite simply, it’s the nicest record collection I’ve ever come across. There’s six boxes of records worth about £3,000.

“It was a nice surprise to find, to put it mildly.”

Other items in the sale include a Fender Stratercaster built by Art Esparaza in 2004.

Featuring a two tone tobacco sunburst finish, the instrument is being sold on behalf of a Handsacre resident.

The same seller is also letting go of a rare handmade jazz guitar originally created by David Hodson.

The jazz guitar being sold at auction

“This is a particularly lovely jazz guitar but it’s a dream to play whatever your style of music,” said valuer Mr Hay.

“It has a solid spruce top with two F holes, burr wood sides and back with a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and a P90 style pickup mounted in the neck position.

“The headstock has the gold David Hodson decal and to the rear is a Gordon Giltrap signature decal – so it’s an instrument made by one of the country’s most revered luthiers and linked to one of the most revered guitarists of his generation.”

The Fender guitar is expected to fetch at least £1,500, with the jazz model likely to reach £500.


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