How to find the value of antique vinyl records

Updated April 17, 2017

You've stumbled across some vinyl records that have been hidden in the attic for decades and you're unsure if you should hold on to them or sell them to make some extra money. Securing an appraisal for the records' worth should be the first step before deciding which option best suits your situation.

Search Internet sites that specialise in rare vinyl records, such as or, to find a product identical to the one in your possession. This will give you an idea of how much vendors are currently charging for the record.

Contact a professional appraiser, such as Scott Neuman of Forever Vinyl. Send the details about the records in your collection and, for a fee, the appraiser will tell you what your record collection is worth.

Bring your collection to local record stores that sell antique vinyl. Let them know that you are looking to have the value of your collection appraised and you will not necessarily be selling anything immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • Money for a professional appraiser
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Samantha Herman earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her professional writing career started in 2008, when she accepted an internship at "Willamette Week," a local alternative publication. Upon completing her internship, she became employed as a copywriter for an internet media company. In addition to copywriting, she has written articles for PDX Pipeline and eHow.