October 7, 2013My Vintage Children’s Record Megascore – With Lots of Pictures!
So, two weeks ago I mentioned that I had scored some fun stuff at the Midland Antiques Festival. And by “fun stuff” I meant a whole pile of vintage children’s records!
Look at them! Aren’t they adorable? They even have all the sleeves and everything.
I ended up getting these records from one of my very favorite vendors at the festival. I am not sure exactly how they find their bargains, but they always have the most obscure and awesome stuff and it is always super cheap. Most of the time the things I buy from them are deadstock and MIB, and they are usually around a dollar!
I ended up paying $35 for about 70 records, which I think is a steal.
According to the dealers, they bought these records from an 83-year-old woman who was having a garage sale. These records had been in her kindergarten classroom for many years, and she hoped that the dealers would find them a good home where they would be loved.
Well, I can tell you that I am definitely going to love these records! And when she gets old enough, I am sure the baby will love them, too. I especially like that this bunch is a mix of story-type records and some educational records. I can’t wait to hear what “My First Alphabet Song” sounds like.
Now I just have to clear out some space in our living room and bring one of our record players upstairs.
Luckily, a lot of these records are in really great condition, especially for classroom records! Most of them look like they were hardly even played, which is very exciting for me. I am always on the lookout for kids records in antique and thrift stores because buying them online is such a gamble. I really like to check out the condition before I buy, and these look like they are in great condition!
My favorite set! Most of these are Disneyland records, but the one in the left lower corner is especially hilarious because of the creepy puppets. I love it.
How about you guys? Any record collectors out there? I admit that we really only have the very basics in our “grown-up” record collection, but with this new addition our children’s collection has finally gotten pretty big!