Queen Worldwide Rarities

The list below was taken from Record Collector issue 221, published in January 1998, and is a guide to Queen's top 100 worldwide rarities. All values quoted are for the items in mint condition and are given in pounds stirling. Since publication, values are likely to have risen, and the top rarities may also have changed.

 

Format Summary: ('*' : excludes promos)
Standard 7" P/S - 29; Coloured Vinyls - 17*; Promo 7" - 10; Standard LP's - 8; Withdrawn / Test Pressings - 7; Promo LP's - 6; Promo Boxed Sets - 6; Promo 12" - 4; Boxed Sets - 4; Standard 12" P/S - 3; Promo CD's - 3; Picture Discs - 2*; CD Videos - 1

Country Summary:
UK - 14; Columbia - 13; France - 13; Japan - 12; Portugal - 6; Germany - 4; Venezuela - 4; Spain - 4; USA - 4; Netherlands - 3; Thailand - 3; Turkey - 3; Other Countries: 17

Year Summary:
1974 - 12; 1975 - 12; 1984 - 9; 1977 - 8; 1986 - 8; 1995 - 7; 1978 - 6; 1979 - 6; 1981 - 6; 1980 - 5; 1973 - 4; 1976 - 4; 1991 - 4; Other Years : 9



1. Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI 2375, UK, 7", blue vinyl P/S, in outer 'EMI International' card sleeve, with pen, invites, scarf and goblets in card box, 200 numbered, promo copies only, 1978) - 3,500

2. Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI 2375, UK, 7", blue vinyl P/S, with or without outer 'EMI International' card sleeve, 200 numbered, promo copies only, 1978) - 2,500 or 2,000

3. Sheer Heart Attack
(Elektra P10137E, Japanese LP, white label, red vinyl, promo only, 1974) - 2,500

4. The Greatest 3
(EMI Toshiba SPCD 1524/5/6, Japanese box set, includes three separate CD's in slipcase, some with 'News Scrap' newspaper and dealer pack, promo only; other discs by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, 1995) - 1000

5. A Kind Of Magic
(EMI 111051, Columbian LP, blue vinyl, single sleeve, 1986) - 900

6. Keep Yourself Alive / Son And Daughter
(EMI 8E 006 94681, Portuguese 7", P/S, 1973) - 800

7. Hot Space
(EMI 11907, Columbian LP, grey vinyl, 1982) - 800

8. Keep Yourself Alive / Son And Daughter
(EMI 5C 006 94681, Dutch 7", P/S, 1973) - 750

9. Live Killers
(EMI E 2510, Columbian 2-LP, one disc black vinyl, the other blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 1979) - 700

10. I Want It All / Hang On In There
(EMI Toshiba PRP 1397, Japanese promo-only, 7", 1989) - 700

11. The Ultimate Collection
(EMI Toshiba TOCP 8700, Japanese CD, promo-only, 1995) - 700

12. Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist
(EMI 8E 006 96060, Portuguese 7", P/S, 1974) - 700

13. Radio Ga Ga (Short edit) / Radio Ga Ga (Single)
(EMI Toshiba PRP 1125, Japanese 7", promo only, photocopied P/S, 1984) - 600

14. Greatest Hits
(Balkanton PDBTA 11253/54, Bulgarian LP, picture disc, 1984?) - 600

15. Queen Mania
(EMI/Electrola no catalogue no., German 15-CD set in metal flight case with booklet, t-shirt and badge, 1,000 only, numbered, 1986) - 600

16. Now I'm Here / Lily Of The Valley
(EMI 8E 006 96255, Portuguese 7", P/S, 1975) - 600

17. Hammer To Fall / Tear It Up
(EMI Elektra B5424, US, 7", P/S, withdrawn, 1984) - 500

18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Bicycle Race (Long version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian, 12", pink vinyl, no P/S, 1979) - 500

19. Seven Seas Of Rhye / See What A Fool I've Been
(EMI 8E 006 95241, Portuguese 7", P/S, 1974) - 500

20. Greatest Hits
(EMI/Oasis OLE 7012, Korean LP, different sleeve, 1981) - 500

21. The Complete Works
(EMI QB1, UK, 14-LP box set, with 'Complete Vision' LP, 2 booklets, map, 600 copies signed by hand, numbered, 1985) - 500

22. Bohemian Rhapsody / Sweet Lady
(Max 049, Turkish 7", P/S, 1975) - 500

23. Another One Bites The Dust / Dragon Attack
(EMI 446 1061, Columbian blue vinyl 12", no P/S, 1980) - 500

24. Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Bicycle Race (Long version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian, 12", blue vinyl, no P/S, 1979) - 500

25. Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Bicycle Race (Long version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian, 12", green vinyl, no P/S, 1979) - 500

26. Under Pressure / Soul Brother
(EMI 446 1097, Columbian, 12", green vinyl, no P/S, 1981) - 500

27. Radio Ga Ga / I Go Crazy
(EMI QUEEN 1, UK, unreleased proof 'video shoot' P/S for 7", 1984) - 500

28. Another One Bites The Dust / Dragon Attack
(EMI 446 1061, Columbian, 12", green vinyl, no P/S, 1980) - 500

29. Another One Bites The Dust / Dragon Attack
(EMI 446 1061, Columbian, 12", orange vinyl, no P/S, 1980) - 500

30. Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Bicycle Race (Long version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian, 12", yellow vinyl, no P/S, 1979) - 500

31. Mustapha / Dead On Time
(EMI Odeon BO 1253, Bolivian 7", P/S, 1978) - 500

32. The Highlander Selection
(Parlophone EMCDV 2, UK, CD-Video, promo-only, 50 only, 1986) - 450

33. The Greatest History
(EMI Toshiba PCD 0670, Japanese CD, numbered or un-numbered, 100 copies, 1995) - 400 or 250

34. Queen
(EMI no catalogue no., UK, white label LP, EMI Conference custom issue, die-cut sleeve, with or without outer envelope, 1973) - 400 or 200

35. The Greatest 3 Sampler
(EMI Toshiba, Japanese CD, promo only, 1995) - 400

36. The Ultimate Collection
(EMI QUEENBOX 20, UK, 20-CD picture discs in cabinet, numbered, 3,000 only, 1995) - 400

37. Under Pressure / Soul Brother
(EMI 446 1097, Columbian, 12", yellow vinyl, no P/S, 1981) - 400

38. Another One Bites The Dust / Dragon Attack
(EMI 446 1061, Columbian, 12", yellow vinyl, no P/S, 1980) - 400

39. The Show Must Go On / Bohemian Rhapsody
(EMI QUEEN 19/20, UK, unreleased double A side, 7", no P/S, 1991) - 350

40. Seven Seas Of Rhye / See What A Fool I've Been
(EMI Pathe 2C 008 95241, French 7", P/S, 1974) - 350

41. Killer Queen / Keep Yourself Alive
(Harvest 1542, Venezuelan 12" P/S, 'tour edition', 1981) - 350

42. Crazy Little Thing Called Love / We Will Rock You
(Harvest 12 HAR 715, Venezuelan 12" P/S, 'tour edition', 1981) - 350

43. A Kind Of Magic
(EMI EMC 3509, New Zealand, LP, burgundy vinyl custom pressing, gatefold sleeve, 1986) - 300

44. News Of The World
(EMI, box set, UK, LP with factory sample sticker, 5 photos, biography, badge and demo copy of 'We Are The Champions', promo only, 50 only, 1977) - 300

45. Bohemian Rhapsody (Edit) / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI/Pathe SP 621, French 7" radio edit, promo only, no P/S, 1975) - 300

46. Hammer To Fall (Headbanger's Mix) / Tear It Up
(EMI 052 200 3456, Spanish 12", white title sleeve, 1984) - 300

47. News Of The World
(Elektra 66-112, US, box set, with 'News Of The World' newspaper, 2 biographies, stickers & 7 photos, promo-only, 1977) - 300

48. Bicycle Race
(Pacific LP 106, Turkish LP, retitled version of 'Jazz' with different sleeve, 1978) - 300

49. A Kind Of Magic
(EMI/Pathe DC 102, French LP, red vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 1986) - 275

50. Jazz
(EMI/Pathe PIC 3/PM 900, French LP, picture disc, 1978 black border, or 1979 white border) - 250 or 225

51. Innuendo
(EMI, UK, box set containing EPK in P/S, with inserts, promo only, 25-only, 1991) - 250

52. Headlong / The Hitman / Lost Opportunity
(EMI/Pathe PM 212 2042866, French 12" clown P/S, promo-only, 1991) - 250

53. Queen
(Globus International GE 0221, Czechoslovakian LP, multicoloured vinyl, 30 only, 1995) - 250

54. Seven Seas Of Rhye / See What A Fool I've Been
(EMI 5C 006 95241, Dutch 7", P/S, 1974) - 250

55. Now I'm Here / Lily Of The Valley
(EMI/Pathe 2C 004 96255, French 7", P/S, 1975) - 225

56. Tie Your Mother Down / You And I
(EMI/Pathe 2C 006 98819, French 7", P/S, 1977) - 225

57. Under Pressure
(EMI Toshiba PS 1014/1015, Japanese double pack 7" with 3 other artists, promo-only, 1981) - 200

58. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure / Don't Lose Your Head
(EMI Electrola 006 20 1610/7, German 7", P/S, in outer card wallet, with biography and photographs, promo-only, 1986) - 200

59. Sheer Heart Attack
(Orlador 2127, Portuguese record club LP, different sleeve, 1974) - 200

60. We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions / Spread Your Wings
(EMI SP SLP 241 A1U, UK, 3 track one-sided 12", promo only, no P/S, 1977) - 200

61. Their Best
(Hollywood RDC 10192-2, US, 2-CD set including 'Greatest Hits' and 'We Will Rock You' / 'We Are The Champions' / 'We Will Rock You (remix)', housed in 13" x 10" plastic case with handle, silver embossed folder and photos, biography, paper slip, 100 promo copies only, 1992) - 200

62. Flash
(Max MAXLP 8103, Turkish LP, 1980) - 200

63. Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist
(EMI 2229, Swedish 7", P/S, 1974) - 200

64. Man On The Prowl / Keep Passing The Open Windows
(EMI QUEEN 5, Irish only, 7" generic green company sleeve, withdrawn, 1984) - 200

65. We Are The Champions (Studio) / We Are The Champions (Live) / We Will Rock You (Studio) / We Will Rock You (Live)
(EMI/Pathe SP 1615, French 12", different P/S, 50 only, promo-only, 1977) - 200

66. Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI 8E 006 97140, Portuguese 7", P/S, 1975) - 200

67. Tie Your Mother Down / You And I
(EMI 10C 006 98919, Spanish 7", P/S, 1977) - 200

68. You're My Best Friend / Somebody To Love
(Jackpot POT 69, Hong Kong flexidisc 7", turquoise vinyl, P/S, with free poster and stickers, 1976) - 175

69. Singles Set
(EMI/Electrola QUE 1-12, German 12 x 3" CD singles set in gold-stamped leather wallet, 555 only, 1988) - 175

70. Body Language / Life Is Real
(EMI EMIJ 4391, South African 7", unique P/S, 1982) - 175

71. One Year Of Love / Gimme The Prize
(EMI/Pathe SP 1297, French 12", 'negative' P/S, promo only, 1986) - 175

72. The Rocks Box
(Hollywood PRCD 8623/8296/8297/8298, US, 4-CD box set in mini card chest of drawers, promo only, 1993) - 175

73. Seven Seas Of Rhye / The Loser In The End
(Elektra P-1314E, Japanese 7", P/S, 1974) - 175

74. Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI QUEENDJ 95, UK, purple vinyl, 20th anniversary fan club reissue, P/S, 2,000 only, numbered, 1995) - 175

75. Bohemian Rhapsody
(4-Track Stereo FT 301, Thailand 4-track various artist EP, P/S, 1975) - 175

76. A Kind Of Magic
(EMI EMC 3509, New Zealand, LP, orange or pink vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 1986) - 175

77. Love Of My Life / Now I'm Here
(EMI 10C 006 062877, Spanish 7", P/S, 1979) - 175

78. Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls
(EMI 2870, 7", different UK P/S for export to Belgium, 1978) - 150

79. A Night At The Opera
(EMI SLPE 500585, Uruguay LP, promo issue, in different sleeve, shrinkwrapped, 1975) - 150

80. Disco Hits
(EMI/Toshiba PS 210, Japanese 6-track mini-LP, promo-only, 1982) - 150

81. Queen II
(Harvest SHLP 9525, Venezuelan LP, different sleeve, 1974) - 150

82. You're My Best Friend
(4-Track Stereo FJ 350, Thailand 4-track various artist EP, P/S, 1976) - 150

83. Hammer To Fall (Edit) / Tear It Up
(EMI QUEEN 4, UK, withdrawn 7" with 'live' P/S, only available via Woolworths, 1984) - 150

84. Hammer To Fall (Headbanger's Mix) / Tear It Up
(EMI 12QUEEN 4, UK, withdrawn 12" with 'live' P/S, only available via Woolworths, 1984) - 150

85. Long Away
(4-Track Stereo ST 428, Thailand 4-track various artist EP, P/S, 1976) - 150

86. Now I'm Here / Lily Of The Valley
(Pepita SPSK 70209, Hungarian 7", P/S, 1974) - 150

87. Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI/Pathe 2C 010 97140, French 7", 'little girl' P/S, 1975) - 150

88. Queen Sampler
(Dyna/EMI SAMP 1, Philippines LP, stickered die-cut sleeve, 1992) - 150

89. Seven Seas Of Rhye / See What A Fool I've Been
(EMI/Yugoton SEMI 88753, Yugoslavian 7", P/S, 1974) - 150

90. Keep Yourself Alive / Son And Daughter
(Elektra P-1209E, Japanese 7", P/S, 1973) - 150

91. You're My Best Friend / '39
(EMI 1J 006 97944, Spanish 7", P/S, 1976) - 150

92. Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist
(EMI/Yugoton SEMI 88792, Yugoslavian 7", P/S, 1974) - 150

93. Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car
(EMI 6C 006 97140, Danish 7" in Dutch P/S, 1975) - 150

94. A Night At The Opera
(Harvest 25049, Venezuelan LP, different sleeve, 1975) - 125

95. News Of The World
(EMI/Pathe DC 3, French LP, green vinyl in promo display die-cut sleeve, 1977) - 125

96. A Night At The Opera
(EMI/Pathe DC 10, French LP, white vinyl in promo display die-cut sleeve, 1975) - 125

97. Headlong / The Hitman
(EMI/Pathe PM 212 2042866, French 7", 'clown' P/S, promo-only, 1991) - 100

98. It's A Hard Life (Extended) / Is This The World We Created?
(EMI/Electrola ICK 062 2003426, German 12", P/S, withdrawn, 1984) - 100

99. A Night At The Opera
(EMI SLPE 500585, Uruguay LP, different gatefold or single thin paper sleeve, 1975) - 100

100. A Message From Queen
(Japan, 7", red vinyl flexi, free with 'Music Life' magazine, 1977) - 100