My kids accidentally broke one of my husband’s records. It’s from the 1950s or 1960s, and is precious because it featured his now deceased father playing an instrument. It would have been obscure then, and even more so now. It wouldn’t ever have been on CD, for example. Does anyone have any ideas how I could find a replacement?


Posted anonymously, 10th May 2014


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  • I would try and google it – you never know what’s out there.



  • That is a hard question,hope it all worked out for you! Cheers!



  • see if you can find an old record store or online group who may be able to help you search for it



  • I would love to know if you managed to repair or replace the record.



  • Thank you so much ladies – most of those ideas I hadn’t thought of, and the repair links are particularly brilliant. I’m off to see what I can do!



  • Do a search of the specialist record brokers. eBay, even just put the name of the record into google to see if you can get it!



  • I hope you can get it repaired :)



  • http://www.ehow.com/how_5845418_repair-broken-phonograph-records.html

    My father gave me this link, and said that this is how he used to repair any broken records. Good luck!



  • there are ways to repair – worth looking into: http://78rpmrecord.com/repair.htm



  • I too would search with collectors and you can also advertise a wanted to buy ad or visit local trash and treasure markets.



  • There is a specialist record store in Sydney that sells old records. My brother has built up a collection over the years. I think it is Bligh St, but will find out when next speak to him.



  • ebay or gumtree



  • Do a general google/search engine search. Ebay or even Etsy could have a copy. Gumtree might too. There are sometimes specialist record stores – check the yellow pages…good luck!



  • do a search on Ebay or contact the record company that is on the label if they still exist


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