Disposable Sharps for Vinyl Junkies; Gramophone Needles and the Damage Done

Every day, I confess, I visit a certain charity shop. It is a rather unreconstructed affair; no pricing policies, no Fair Trade, no over-priced secondhand books and no visiting window dresser. You’ll gather that this is my kind of charity shop. It’s old school and I like it because there’s most likely something worth buying. As often as not it’s a ‘nothing’, a ‘yes-thing’ that’s cool to have around, but not a thing that will make worry about getting too rich, too quick.

Here are today’s treasures.

£1 never better spent; until tomorrow.

Grammophon-Nadeldosen / Gramophone Needle Tins: Geschichte und Katalog mit aktuellen Bewertungen / History and Catalogue with current Valuations

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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4 Responses

  1. Ian Marchant says:

    You see? You have the eye…

  2. Ian says:

    You never know when they might come in handy



    I am looking for picturial sleeved Persian Vinyls from 60s and 70s in Iran.

    If you’ve got and would like to sell them, please let me know!

    Thanks and regards,


  4. Marc Gordon says:

    Are you going to use the needles? or can I purchase them for my gramaphone….. Thinking of organising a Tea Dance and it would be great to use the wind-up rather that electric…. My mega buy a few weeks ago was a collection of 78’s including my first ever record ‘Davy Crockett’, Rock around the clock, and a colection of skiffle from Lonnie Donigan, Tommy Steele and Chris Barber

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