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SP527 The White Stripes

Party of Special Things To Do b/w China Pig/Ashtray Heart

Sub Pop SP527 7", released December 2000 (U.S.)

Third Man TMR 079 7", released 2011 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #33

1,300 copies on split red & white vinyl...aaaaaand suddenly Sub Pop mattered again. Thank you very much, John Peel. You know how it matter how knowledgeable we like to think we are as collectors, at the end of the day, the UK drives the market. This record showed up with some regularity on John Peel's radio show, The White Stripes simultaneously gained popularity, and the record's value took off. Between 2001 and 2002, the value skyrocketed. I sold my first copy when I was unemployed in the summer of 2002 for over $150. The value leveled off around the $350 mark, and then came down a bit at the end of 2008 with the weakening of the global economy and the British Pound.

In 2011, Jack White re-pressed this single on his label, Third Man Records, on tri-color red/white/black vinyl. That further depressed the value of the Sub Pop single.

This record also began the very cool-looking trend of split vinyl colors (they did this earlier with the Love as Laughter single, but this really started the consistent half & half trend). This one was half red and half white. Looks great.

Version Approximate value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP527 Red & White Split 90-130 3 Down
Third Man TMR 079 60-80 3 Stable
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, red & white vinyl images

This page was last updated on November 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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