“Hoarder House” Full of Records

 

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Many customers had asked us about the “hoarder house” full of 250,000 records that Apollo purchased last year, and what it looked like. Here are some pictures that were taken part way through the clean out (when we first got there we couldn’t even get through the doorways!)

It took us 6 months to pack and remove all the records from the house.

Don’t Worry Folks, Most of you don’t have anything to worry about!

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The 2 Story House was filled to the brim by a 68 year old collector who had lived in the house since his childhood. He passed away in 2011 and the family was shocked at what they discovered. They soon realized why they had never been invited over and why he had been so reclusive. His Car was filled to the brim with records and the family suspected that he had been sleeping there over the last few years, as it was impossible to enter the house. The Bathroom and shower were also full of Records. We didn’t know it was the bathroom until we came upon a toilet.

The Family Tried to sell the house as is, but found it difficult and general word of mouth led them to call Apollo (he had previously been a customer). At first glance, we wanted to “Pass on it” as it looked like a nightmare, but we knew the collector well and figured there could be something worthwhile under all that.

It was actually fairly clean, overall, other than the piles of dust from over the years.

What Kind of records are they?

ALL Kinds. While he combed thrift shops and bought anything interesting to him over the last 10 years, the older stuff showed he also bought a variety of Rock and Rockabilly & Elvis records (His favorite) back in the 50s and 60s and kept them on shelves in pristine condition.

The best thing there? The 45′s, about 20,000 on shelves, mostly all original ‘as new’ store stock Rock & roll & Rockabilly, and oddball stuff, plus hundreds of Pristine EPs ranging from Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Country Artists, to the Rare Carl Perkins Columbia EP.

We Spent just over 6 months boxing and transporting truck loads to our warehouse, where they sit today. (We’ve sorted only approx 25% in the last year)

At the same time, CBC Radio Vancouver Contacted us about purchasing their 60,000+ Collection so we really had our hands full for several months.

Are they for sale? Yes, but they are still being sorted, some are garbage and some are great (pulled out a nice Slim Harpo LP on Excello in between two Jim Reeves LPs). Thousands of records go into our massive “dollar room”, (see our blog for pictures) good priceable records go into our shop, and some go online (mainly the 45′s that are being listed regularly in our online eBay store, along with our othermassive collection from CBC Radio).

 

This Picture Was taken after we had already cleared part of the room! Downstairs Media Room.

This Picture Was taken after we had already cleared part of the room! Downstairs Media Room.

 

Downstairs Basement, We had alreay partially emptied the room before the picture was taken!

Downstairs Basement, We had alreay partially emptied the room before the picture was taken!

Downstairs Basement, We had alreay partially emptied the room before the picture was taken!

Downstairs Basement, We had alreay partially emptied the room before the picture was taken!

Downstairs Basement, We had alreay partially emptied the room before the picture was taken!

Downstairs Basement, We had alreay partially emptied the room before the picture was taken!

 

THE KITCHEN !

THE KITCHEN !

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