June 11, 2012 8:18

Rare Sex Pistols 'God Save The Queen' single sells for almost $20,000 at auction

35-year old rare acetate fetched $19,672 (£12,629) over the weekend

Rare Sex Pistols 'God Save The Queen' single sells for almost $20,000 at auction

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A rare Sex Pistols 7'' vinyl single sold over the weekend for just under $20,000 (£12,860) at auction.

The record, which is 35 years old, is a 7-inch promotional acetate and features the band's seminal single 'God Save the Queen' and 'Never Mind The Bollocks' album track 'No Feelings', reports Whatsellsbest.com.

The record was put out on the LTS record label, which makes it a substantial rarity. According to the sellers' listing; "This is one of only two copies known to exist."

During the Sex Pistols short-lived career, they were dropped a number of times by various record labels due to their controversial image and musical output, meaning that a number of their singles were pressed by vinyl plants only a handful of times. These singles are now some of the most valuable rarities in music.

The record sold on the UK auction website Ebay for $19,672 (£12,629), which is substantially more than the price received for the other LTS pressing of 'God Save The Queen', which fetched $16,000 (£10,766) in 2006.

Other rare pressings of 'God Save The Queen' on record labels A&M and Town House have fetched $17,000 (£10,925) and $23,000 (£14,780) respectively.

You can watch a video of Sex Pistols' frontman John Lydon discussing the band's legacy by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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