Elvis fans will be ‘all shook up’ by a unique collection of about 2,000 records to be auctioned in Bury St Edmunds.
The mint to near-mint vinyls span virtually all of the ‘The King’s’ back-catalogue from the 1950s to recent years and will go under the hammer at Lacy Scott & Knight on Friday March 21.
It was built up by former Stowupland High School teacher Bill Wood, who started collecting in the 1950s while growing up in Northern Ireland.
Rarities include factory-fresh HMV records as well as first pressings on or sometimes shortly before the day of release from the Elvis Presley Record Club.
There are copies of rarely seen records such as Judy/There’s Always Me. With only three or four exceptions, every pressing released in the UK can be found in the collection.
Eddie Crichton, fine art manager at Lacy Scott, who was taught A-level geography by Mr Wood, said: “It’s an incredible collection. Most of our clients are collectors - people get the collecting bug and this is an example of the collecting bug like no other. He would go to incredible lengths - collecting tokens to get some of the records.”
There will be 425 lots which could raise upto £20,000. Viewing is on Mar 20 from noon to 5pm and from 9am on the sale day. Contact Mr Crichton on 01284 748622 or visit www.lskauctioncentre.co.uk