Roundup: Five Best Record Storing Ideas


Paul Mawhinney owns the world's largest record collection with an astonishing 3 million records. Some are so rare they can't be found anywhere else. Until February of this year they were stored in his shop Record-Rama, which was officially considered an archive because Paul has saved one copy of every record he's ever sold in the store. His collection is appraised at an astounding $50 million, but as he looks for a new home for his collection he's asking $3 mil for the whole pop. Despite no longer having a space to house his collection, Paul also wants to find a new home for his three million babies because of his deteriorating health -- he has diabetes and is legally blind. Above is a great short documentary done on Paul and his collection. There are some amazing shots of the collection in storage, and while it's not the most newfangled storage system, it's amazing to see how even with three million records, you can create an orderly archive of musical history. After the jump a few of our fave record storing ideas...

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For more info on Paul's astounding collection check out his website. Documentary by Sean Dunne.

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