To mark the 50th anniversary of Lyrita – the label founded by Richard Itter and dedicated to British music – an auction of LPs is being organised in assocation with Wyastone Estate Ltd. 97 titles are being offered, and a total of 1987 individual discs included, and the auction – for which bids will be accepted by post, fax or email – will open at 9am on September 5, with final bids taken by midnight on December 5. Only one example of each title will be accepted per bid.
The catalogue of the 97 LPs, all Nimbus pressings, in mint condition, is available to download as a PDF from Lyrita (or by post from Lyrita Recorded Edition, PO Box 87, Monmouth, NP25 3WX). LPs will be allocated solely on the highest value bid. Successful bidders will be contacted after the auction has closed at which time Wyastone will confirm the allocation, calculate postage and collect payment details. Bidders will be informed of a bid reference number (they may also revise this bid at any time). Wyastone will give periodic bulletins of the status and value of bids for each title via the Lyrita website. Any LP not reaching its minimum bid will be returned to the Lyrita archive.