Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sealed 1958 Sleeping Beauty Record and a Picture Book

Yesterday while out grocery shopping, I decided to check out the thrift shop next store, and came home with 7 records, including a sealed copy of Disneyland Records 3911, Walt Disney's Story of Sleeping Beauty, told and sung by Mary Martin. Anytime I find a sealed record in a thrift shop, I have to wonder, is this an actual still sealed, never played copy, or has someone resealed it at some point to make it seem more valuable. If that later is true, then how has it come to be sold for next to nothing in a thrift shop? I would love to open it and find that inside is a scratched up copy of a Village People album or some other album that someone has stuck in side and sealed up. But if it turned out that the album inside was truly the correct album and it mint condition, I would have just busted open a sealed album from 1958. So, in this case I guess I will have to just go with the idea that I have indeed found a sealed copy that is in the exact condition it would have been on the music store shelves back in 1958. What do you think? Have you found sealed albums in thrift shops etc? have you ever opened one that was sealed just for the fun of it? Have you ever sealed one yourself just because you could?


John said...

Howdy and thank you for posting your blog. It is a labor of love I am sure. I enjoy seeing your posts. Chances are, your record is either a later issue, or it was not sealed when first issued. I say open it and be the first to hear it played! What is the value of the unplayed record if it is never played? That is like a check fro $1000 that is never cashed. Here is some information you might find interesting. There's some good information in these threads:

When did shrinkwrap first appear on U.S. LPs (10"/12")?

When did shrinkwrap first appear on US lps?

Ronn Roxx said...

Thanks for the info. Now that I read some of the info on the When did shrinkwrap first appear on U.S. LPs thread, I remember that the albums I used to buy in the 70's had a loose plastic wrap on them that was not like the tight shrink wrap we see today on items.
As for opening this one, it seems too 'cool' to open. If it was a $1000 check I WOULD cash it. That said, I have an unused KISS ticket from May 7, 1997 in Yakama, WA, that I decided to keep when they canceled the show and offered full refunds. I decided it was 'cool' and kept it instead, so that piece of paper cost me $54.97.