Music, Records & Vinyl Premium Positioning
At Catawiki we help passionate music enthusiasts to add to their collections by offering records, vinyl and music memorabilia of premium quality that are hard to find.
Because potential buyers come to Catawiki looking for special and rare records and music memorabilia, our in-house experts select every piece for our auctions, ensuring they are of premium quality, display worthy and are presented in the best possible way.
We do this because we aim to keep our bidders excited, allowing them to find the pieces they’re interested in and ensure our sellers have great selling experiences.
At Catawiki, we auction music items of premium quality that are hard to find and appealing
to passionate music enthusiasts.
For our auctions we seek and select:
- records of authentic pressings and various selected media sources of numerous artists, bands and music genres that are appealing to collectors
- music magazines, books and licensed merchandise
- music memorabilia, including official posters, concert tickets, official awards and other items with a proven original hand signed signature
- items that are not widely available in retail
- items that are in at least a very good plus condition
- items with an estimated minimum value of €50
1. Proven premium material quality
Collectable Records on Various Media Sources
We seek collectable and exclusive records of various selected media sources including:
|♪ original (limited) box sets
♪ LP albums or 45 rpm 7" singles, 10" EPs
♪ DVDs, Blu-rays and LaserDiscs
♪ picture disks
|✘ 78 rpm shellac/bakelite records that are played e.g. on gramophones are not suitable for our Record auctions but may be offered in the Hi-Fi & Radio auctions
✘ Bootlegs released after 1980 cannot be accepted
Collectable Records of Various Genres
We seek collectable and exclusive records by numerous artists, bands and music genres that are appealing to collectors such as:
|♪ Rock 'n' Roll, e.g. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison
♪ Rock & Pop, e.g. Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Beatles, Rolling Stones
♪ Jazz, Blues, Soul & Funk, e.g. Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye
♪ Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, e.g. Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica
♪ Electronic, Kraut Rock, New Wave & Punk e.g. Kraftwerk, the Clash
Records by the following genres or themes are of little interest to our bidders and are not suitable:
✘ children’s music or fairy tales, cabaret and comedy or any sort of course/educational material or historical speeches
✘ bulk offers/lots that contain items in too wide a range of genres with no cohesion
✘ amateur self made recordings
We seek collectable music memorabilia of various kind including:
♪ memorabilia with a proven original hand signed signature by the
✘ Deco awards that are not licensed and are not made of plated material, and signed items without direct proof or certificate are not accepted
Licensed Music Merchandise, Books & Magazines
We seek official music merchandise that is licensed by the copyright owner of the trademark such as:
|♪ official posters and shields
♪ shirts, jackets, caps
2. Unsuitable items
Items that are not suitable for our auctions include:
- unlicensed awards, unofficial Fan/Deco awards/displays
- items with embroidered, stamped, autopen, printed or secretarial signatures
- items with signatures without proven authenticity (certified or photo proof)
- non-licensed replicas
- counterfeit, unofficial or unregistered items
- generally available merchandise items produced on mass
- music storage systems are not suitable for any of our Music auctions
3. Proof of Authenticity / Certification Requirements
Buyers are more likely to bid on your lot if they know it is of proven authenticity, particularly for lots of higher value.
Hand signed items require a proof of authenticity which may be asked:
- in the form of a certificate or letter of authenticity from a worldwide trusted and respected authenticator
- a photo proof of the signing taking place
Examples of Trusted Authentication Certificates
They are all in the USA.
To specify the condition we apply the Gold-Mine rating which is widely acknowledged.
The following conditions are no longer considered premium quality and not suitable for our auctions.
Very good - signs of wear visible and hearable minor defects
Fair - major signs of defects that can be heard
Poor - major signs of defects not playable without skipping or repeating
Register as a seller to begin selling your records, vinyl and music memorabilia on Catawiki, then start submitting your objects for auction right away.