Meopham, United Kingdom, April 22, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Eil.com, the world's leading provider of rare music & music memorabilia, was pleased to be called this week to provide an overview of the current music collectables market for the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Feature writer Gareth Woodward was keen to be able to utilise the blue chip collectables from eil.com's 500,000 piece portfolio as the basis of the following article: Money (that’s what I want)
“From where I’m sitting I can see Freddie Mercury’s acoustic guitar and a pair of John Lennon’s sunglasses,” announces Saul Watson smugly. “It’s safe to say that working here can be a pretty surreal experience at times.”
Sadly, Saul isn’t perched on a cloud in the celestial home of dear departed rock stars. Instead he’s seated behind a desk at the home of online rare music and memorabilia store EIL.
The company caters for music lovers who want to own a piece of their idols. It could mean anything from a T-shirt Lennon wore shortly before his death to a fact sheet filled out by a young Britney Spears when she was applying to be on a TV show (Brit’s favourite ice cream flavour? Vanilla).
“The interest in collecting this sort of stuff seems to be growing by the day,” says Saul, who minutes earlier, had overseen the sale of an original watercolour painted by The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. “People want to reminisce over their youth and this is a great way to do it.” Eddie McKay, from West Yorkshire mail order vintage music specialists Vinyl Tap, says the market is slowly turning away from the 1960s in favour of the 1970s. “Items for bands like The Clash and the later Beatles stuff is really going up in value,” he says. “Sex Pistols stuff has gone through the roof.
“Gig posters are also big sellers. A recent one had The Clash and The Sex Pistols on the same bill and it went for hundreds.”
The items turn up via house clearances, auctions and even divorces where one spouse wants to sell their booty before their other half gets wind of its value.
As far as the buyers go, Saul says they come in all shapes and sizes. “You would expect them to be mostly guys in their mid-50s with money to burn but we get plenty of guys in their 20s."
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