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Exclusive jukebox 45s in the grey vinyl treasures store antwerp b27
Exclusive Jukebox 45's in the Grey Vinyl Treasures store in Antwerp
We bought an old Jukebox collection of thousands and thousands 45's and there's exclusive collectibles among all records we dig through like these ancient UK Oriole/ Motown 45's that are rare and heavily sought after. Coming weeks/ months we will keep adding 45's to our store in Antwerp. The collection reflects the taste in the 70s of Belgian jukebox owners. A lot of rockabilly, Belgian beat, Motown and popcorn. Nobody touched the collection for 40 years. That means almost no commercial 70s shit. Boxes of stuff will go for 2 euro with bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks and many more. Collectibles won't be priced high so come and check us out whenever your circumstances or viral developments let you.
Very rare egyptian oriental freakbeat 45 for sale b28
Very rare Egyptian oriental freakbeat 45 for sale!
Like 15 years ago Grey Past Records issued two volumes of compilations covering ultra rare 45's from the North African and Middle eastern world. These were groundbreaking releases and influenced many great guys nowadays as the Radio Martiko guys and Habibifunk from Germany. Those days the biggest problem was obtaining the ultrarare 45's. A trip to Lebanon/ Beirut, was a good start as we purchased a lot of vinyl in the Armenian neighbourhood. Further there were contacts that could ask anything they wanted for the rare records as nobody had an idea bout the value. Milan Hulsing, a superb Dutch artist, lived in Cairo in those days and he was a great lead. Through him I purchased a 45 of an Egyptian band called the Wrong Notes. Basicly a garage folk blast with Italian lyrics which was quite common in the Mediterraneee cause the anglophile world was still far away. This 45 is like a bomb, a dance floor destroyer, with a lot of agression and attitude. Exactly what we all need now and in the future! It was believed this band had more 45's but none ever popped up so we guess not. These guys probably were Kopt Christians but could also be the sons of rich people. Usually in these countries this kinda release had to do with cultural background or wealth. Anyway years and years later Fred and Mech of Radio Martiko were in Cairo diggin for records and came into a kinda bookstore that also haussed some records. On their question if they also had loose sleeves to their surprise this sleeve popped up. Nobody knew about it. Through a very complicated record deal with the guys we at Grey Vinyl Treasures Antwerp could lay our hands on exactly this sleeve with off course the original record inside. Value is very hard to give as its totally unique. In the ancient record biz language it will be what the lunatic wants to give for it.
Superb turkish vinyl collection newgrey b26
Superb Turkish vinyl collection New@Grey
We placed a new collection of Turkish vinyl records in our Antwerp store with emphasis on Disco Funk and Taverna so loadsa deejaye killer discs. The Nese 45 as pictured holds the sought after 'Yali Yali' tune with a fantastic loud dance groove which is actually a kinda sample of the the Judas tune from 'Jezus Christ Superstar'. Many more great 45's and also LP's. Visit us and check them out.
New upcoming 45 collection huge b25
New upcoming 45 collection.... Huge!!!!
This is how a few thousands 45's look that have been stashed for like 40 years! We purchased a collection of 8 to 10 cupboards like these. Collection belongs to a former jukebox firm who filled its jukeboxes with it. Its stashed in the cellar of a big villa somewhere near Geel, Belgium. Next to a lot of hitparade trash there's also funk, soul, rock 'n roll, beat, Latin... Anything the popcorn scene dug. 50s to 1980. These could be like 20 to 3.000 45's so we'll have some work diggin to extract the goodies but there's worse things you can do. We'll keep you updated on this insane venture but it makes our blood stream faster so.......
Our vinyl treasures store in antwerp b24
Our Vinyl Treasures store in Antwerp
Having a special store means a never ending spell of working, changing, adding and developing. Rianne de Witte has the Vision to make the store look like a real treasure project. Not only beautiful but also uncluttered and nice to dig and search through. The coolness of the store already now easily surpasses my expectations. Wonderful!!!
The sex pistols lp rare blank back uk press b23
The Sex Pistols LP rare Blank back UK press.
In the store now a very rare copy of the early 11 track press, without 'Submission', of the one and only official Sex Pistols album 'Never mind the bollocks'.

V2086 : 11 Track Pressing.
Blue Virgin labels; 11 tracks on the album, omitting the track 'Submission'; Producers Chris Thomas & Bill Price; timings on labels and rightful credits. Tracks are in a different running order to the subsequent 12 track pressing. Both plain rear sleeves and 11 track rear sleeves are found to be used on the 11 track album release. (Other combinations are possible, perhaps if records and sleeves may have been swapped over time, however the labels on the 11 track album are a constant.)

We add a picture of the back of the sleeve. matrix has A1/ B2. A rare item of a groundbreaking record that shook the world in 1977.
Me in my antwerp store b19
Me in in my Antwerp Store
Mark Rietveld photographed me last summer while just starting up the store and battling the Covid epidemic which probably was the worst moment since thehe 2nd World War to start up a new store. What differs us from others is my love for rare 45's from across the world. Cause off friends and contacts everywhere the store is constantly supplied with amazing artefacts which you don';t find anywhere except with us. Also on LP. We do some new stuff but mainly stuff we like or private releases from locals we should support we think. New in the store is a budget department of around 9000 lp's that gets refreshed all of the time and could also hold thousands of 45's when we can buy a big collection. Its a special place for you freakbeat/ punk/ rocksteady/ funk/ Worldbeats/ 60s and really anything fanatics. When around don't froget paying us a visit and say hello! We're open tuesday to saturday from 12.00 to around 18.00/ 19.00 depending on customers.
More than 9000 budget lps new in our store antwerp b20
More than 9000 budget LP's New in our Store in Antwerp
We just opened our budget space. More then 9000 LP's and we sell 4 for 10 euro. They're 3 euro's a piece and man... Its no shit. Lotsa pop, rock, jazz, world music, oldies and no cheapo 70s comps or James Last and the like trash. Most will be around 10 to 15 euro in value. As for Belgian Covid rules 5 people at the same time are allowed in our budget space so be there in time or be patient. It will be rewarded. We will refresh the records regularly. Its a fantastic day out! We open tuesday to saturday at 12.00!
Constantly new originals on 7 inch or lp format drop in at the store b21
Constantly new originals on 7-inch or LP format drop in at the store.
Constantly new LP's and 45's are dropping in at our store. All genres. Usually there's a lot of collectables involved. So keep checking us out on Facebook, Instagram and through our site!!!
Fave lp of the owner grey vinyl treasures b22
Fave LP of the owner of Grey Vinyl Treasures
What's a favorite record? I think its not just a great record musically but also one that had some kind of positive impact on your life. It was in the days of post punk, chaos punk and Oi Oi and dark and cold wave that at once this record appeared full of warmth, positive emotion an quircky as hell. It was the debut album of the Television Personalities led by Dan Treacy. It came to me as a shock and also was one of the reasons I wanted to start a band. Perhaps in retrospect its justa nice pop lp but the moment it appeared it was totally different from anything that was made. Songs about small life, your sister, stupid parties, your underground heroes all with a warm sense of humour and lyrically really sharp observations. Sound is very sixties alike but no 60s album sounds like this. As Joe Foster once told me, a lot of the musicians involved were fantastic. The LP just turned out this way. What can I say more... I just spoke the plain truth! Check it out if you dare! Their first 4 LP's are all winners, anwyay to me....
The store has opened again b18
The store has opened again!
The periodical lockdown has ended on 1 december so our Antwerp Store , Korte Nieuwstraat 6, has opened again. WE're still working on our store appearance. Check out this beautiful Indian 'curtain' that creates the right treasure look we aim at. Very cool. Do visit us when you're in the neighbourhood!
Little pile of deleted 1989 45s available for sale again b17
Little pile of deleted 1989 45's available for sale again
IN 1989 the Four One and Only's had a 45 released in Germany on the Roman Cabbage label from the Buss brothers. Only a 300 press and long gone. A German friend found a small stash of it in NM conditions so they're available again through our site. Please get in touch if you're interested.