My boss plonked a couple of folders into my hands yesterday morning and asked, “Do you reckon these are worth anything?” Inside were a number of flexidiscs, 19 in all.
Twelve of them are the cover mount discs from Flexipop, an almost complete sequence from #3-16 (#8 & 14 missing).
The one that immediately leapt out was “Blondie co starring Freddie” doing “Yuletide Throw Down” which is basically Fab 5 Freddie rapping over the backing track to Rapture. That one looks to be worth the most – probably circa £20. Depeche Mode doing “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” is worth roughly £12.50, then Adam and the Ants doing “A.N.T.S.”, apparently them doing Y.M.C.A., is the next most valuable – circa £7.50. After that there’s not much, but all in all the whole lot looks to be worth about £70.
Four of the others are Smash Hits cover mounts from between 1979-81, one is from Popswap magazine circa 1973, one from New Sounds New Styles in ’82 and finally, the spoken word disc issued with Marc Bolan’s You Scare Me To Death.
My boss has said that if I sell them, he’ll split the money. Given it’s only going to amount to a bit of beer money, would anyone think it worth the time to list the Flexipop discs separately, or offer them as a job lot? It’s possible that the overlord may also have either the two missing to make up the complete sequence, and even the first three.