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The Afghan Whigs

Congregation

Sub Pop SP130, released 1992 (CD/CS)

Sub Pop SP26/183 (LP - Germany)

Sub Pop SP130 re-press, released 2017 (LP)

Afghan Whigs album number three, released on Sub Pop in 1992. At the time, the only vinyl version came out on Sub Pop Europe, all on black vinyl. The price of this record was stable for years up until 2010, and then became a bit unpredictable. A ton of these were sold in 2017, presumably related to the issuance of re-presses. That made the price drop. It has settled into a consistent range now, and has not gone back up.

Speaking of re-presses...Sub Pop released a Loser Edition double LP of Congregation in the U.S. and another in Europe. The U.S. one is a beautiful red marble color, while the European issue is a solid red. There were also re-presses made on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP26/183 20-40 4 Down
SP130 Red Marble (U.S.) 15-25 1 Down
SP130 Black (U.S.) 15-25 1 Down
SP130 Red (Europe) 20-30 1 Stable
Test Pressing
SP26/183
Red Marble
Re-press (U.S.)
Black
Re-press (U.S.)
Red Re-press (Europe)
Test Pressing Black vinyl, generic German white labels

This page was last updated on October 10, 2019.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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