Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen at $13,000 with Omega Auctions

The legendary A&M pressing of the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen is the most valuable lot in Omega Auctions' Live From Utrecht Record Fair: Rare & Collectable Vinyl Records & Music Memorabilia auction on November 22.

Sex Pistols God Save the Queen A&M pressing
The single was pressed in small numbers before being withdrawn

Estimated to sell for £7,000-8,000 ($11,282-12,894), the rare record holds a higher value than a low-numbered copy of the Beatles' White Album in the sale, proving the popularity of punk memorabilia on the market.

In contrast, the No. 0000007 copy of the White Album carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000 ($8,058-11,282).

The first 10 copies of the White Album were apparently distributed by John Lennon, making them extremely collectible, and this is rated EX+ for condition with minimal wear.

The Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen, released during Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977, was pressed in a small quantity on the A&M label, before being subsequently withdrawn.

The band later signed with Virgin, and the record was released en-masse, making the scant number of A&M copies highly desirable to record collectors.

Regarded as the most valuable record ever pressed in the UK, a copy complete with its A&M card envelope - of which there are only nine examples known - sold for £13,000 ($20,956) in 2006.

This is an extremely desirable example, accompanied by a letter of provenance from its original owner, who was a setter at the pressing plant and pressed the single himself. The vinyl is rated EX for overall condition.

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