According to the UK Telegraph, an incredible record collection amassed by a British collector who passed away in February of this year was purchased at auction this month for 73,000 UK pounds. The collection included every single that entered the UK singles chart from its inception in 1952 until the collector, David Sivyer’s, death in February of this year.
Omnifone, a British digital music company, bought all 45,000 of the records and cds and plans to store them onsite at their UK offices. A spokesperson said they intend ‘to establish an experiential exhibition to bring the collection back to life and to a wider audience.’ They intend on displaying the collection in much the same way that Sivyer did in his home.
The collection had been thought to bring 8 thousand pounds….but now that vinyl is making a comeback, we’re not surprised.