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Estrus Lunch Bucket 3x7" Box Set

Estrus ESBX1, released 1990

Includes the Seaweed track "Bewitched"

Estrus gets in on the fun - they had a few of these vinyl box sets (also released on cd). The Lunch Bucket was the first. Contains three 7"'s, featuring 12 bands. The singles had catalogue numbers of ES-76, ES-77, and ES-78, and (as far as I know) were all on translucent black vinyl. I would not be surprised if a color vinyl version existed, as the later Estrus box sets all had color versions, but I have never seen one for the Lunch Bucket. The Seaweed track (on the third 7") is a Beat Happening cover. The boxes were hand-numbered out of 1500, and came with trading cards for each of the 12 bands within. The box also has a handle stapled to the top. Apparently, there were an additional 125 copies or so that were named instead of numbered. The value here is speculative - I have not been watching to see how much it fetches these days.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ESBX1 3x7" Translucent Black (Numbered - 1500) 25-40 Stable
ESBX1 3x7" Translucent Black (Named - 125) 35-45 Stable
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This page was last updated on October 5, 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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