The BBC is holding an auction of rare vinyl and audio equipment from its archive

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The BBC is set to auction off a collection of rare vinyl, merchandise and audio equipment from its archives.

The in-house auction, which will be run exclusively by music memorabilia and vinyl specialists Omega Auctions, is set to kick off on January 30 — with online bidding already having commenced.

“This does not constitute the entirety of the BBC’s vinyl archive, which is very much still intact. This is largely the duplicate copies of LPs – so that the collection can be moved and better stored for the future,” reassures the auction house.

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Included in the collection are records from David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath.

Single records are being sold as well as “record packs”, according the Omega Auctions website — and will be grouped based on genre or record label, many currently value at around £100 each.

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Listed amongst the genres are rock, blues, jazz, classical, folk, metal, psych, R&B, punk, and indie from the 60s and 70s.

On the memorabilia side, buyers will find the BBC’sThe Original Foyer Neon Sign’, an ‘Original 1970s ON AIR Lightbox’ and a “Type B console” used by the broadcaster which is estimated to fetch “£200 – £400.”

The first auction, titled ‘The BBC Collection – Sale One,’ is available for bidding here.

Belle Richardson is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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