September 25th, 2016

End of era with record sale

End of era with record sale End of era with record sale
Updated: 10:26 am, May 07, 2015

THE END of an era will be marked tomorrow (Saturday) when the record sale of the century officially closes.

Dan Reddington, who runs Reddingtons Rare Records, will be selling off the final few thousand vinyl LPs, 12 and 7 inch singles, and CDs from his 75,000 strong collection from 10am at his warehouse in Britten Street near the town centre.

He began the sale at the start of September with music lovers flocking from across the world to snap up some rare items for as little as £1 a time.

Despite shifting more than 30,000 records some 40,000 still remain, including The Beatles, Cliff Richard and Queen, and are now on offer for as little 50p.

And when the doors close at 5pm it will mark the end of more than 50 years in the business for Mr Reddington, who previously traded in several locations around Birmingham before moving the business online.

The 73-year-old said: “I was offered £23,000 for all the stock from a bloke in Brazil but he wasn’t a proper collector and I’d rather sell to local people.”