The Vinyl Pauper and Miles Of Time Past sites have combined their vintage vinyl record collections and pop culture memorabilia items spanning the '50s through the '80s all into this one site with a variety of items for sale.
The Vinyl Pauper site contains several private collections of about 1,000 albums and 45s covering 30 years of music. Many are still in great condition. In the Photo Gallery, each 45 rpm or LP cover has been scanned or photographed so that you can click on it for enlargement in order to see the shape it is in. Clicking the Vinyl Pauper tab at the very top of this page gets you to the grading standards page first, or click the fly-out tab underneath it to get right to the database instead. Clicking either of the two Vinyl Pauper pictures down below takes you right to the database, too.
The Miles of Time Past shop contains a collection of old and new items such as books, magazines, posters, knick knacks, pottery, glassware, and other vintage memorabilia. The collection is broken down into three divisions and their descriptions are shown down below under Yesterday's Papers, Pop Culture Mementos, and Flea Market. Click on any of the pictures down below to get you to that particular division.
Enjoy clicking through it all, and I hope it brings back good memories as you look through 60 years of time past.
A collection of vintage magazines and books are covered in this section. There are 40 LIFE magazines from the '60s with history-making headlines. You will want to remember where you were when you look at some of these history-making headlines.
There are also a few (used) rock magazines (Circus, Circus Raves, Creem, Hit Parader, Rock Scene) from the '70s. It is fascinating to look back at the older rock stars of today and see how they young they once looked. It is sad that some other great musicians and singers never had the chance to grow old.
Some of the books are older software manuals, fiction and non-fiction novels. You will even find some autographed books from
Dick Clark (sold!), Jay Leno, Paul Reiser, Jim Palmer, and Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Vinyl Pauper 45s
The record collection under the Vinyl Pauper tab covers 45 rpm, EPs, picture sleeves, and albums from USA and some were brought back from European visits before 1980. The pop/rock/soul/country sounds are in one database, while the orchestral database covers band leaders and their orchestras, including music covering soundtracks, holidays, organ, waltz, swing, banjo, polka, and TimeLife or Reader's Digest series of albums. Compilation albums with various artists (rock and others) will be found under Orchestral / Miscellaneous at the end.) Some records are auctioned on eBay under my Surplus-X name. The records are a mix of Near Mint to Good.
If you have records so scratched up that they sound horrible, they can always be made into clocks, baked and shaped into planters, designed into butterflies for wall art, or used as skeet for your Benelli!
Vinyl Pauper Albums
The Vinyl Pauper section is set up in a table format with a grading column and notes that give some detail about the look and playback quality of each piece, which took forever and a day to do and is still ongoing. (My family will probably put in my coffin, along with my laptop, all the records that have not been entered into this database!) Some are collectible and hard to find these days, and others were very popular in their time. My personal favorites were the '60s garage bands, especially tunes from Count Five, 13th Floor Elevators, and Love. My English favs were the Kinks, Stones, and Steve Marriott (RIP), who could do no wrong.
Pop Culture Mementos
This section is a mix of mainly the '60s era with entertainment memorabilia including a few movie and rock band posters, smaller movie frame advertisements, Beatles and baseball trading cards, rock-related buttons, games, dolls, etc., all for sale. This will also be updated from time to time.
Knick knacks, purses, trinkets, pottery, glassware, ashtray/smoking sets, jewelry, cell phone chargers, typewriter, furniture, unworn clothing, a near mint gorgeous blue 1983 Mercedes 380SL convertible, and other odds and ends that may be old or new will be added to this section periodically.
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You do not need a Paypal account, but the Buy It Now button takes you to the Paypal page where you see what you are buying, the cost, and the shipping amount. You can pay using Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express from here.
If you are buying more than one item, we can probably combine them into one carton, so contact us first with the items you want so we can adjust the Buy It Now button to cancel out the additional shipping charges, or refund you the difference afterward.
Shipping Information for USA: For 45s and albums, we ship via First Class Mail
or Media Mail and receive a Delivery Confirmation from the Post Office. Other items may be shipped Parcel Post or Priority Mail. Shipments are made within 1-3 days upon receiving your payment and an email will be sent advising you of the shipment date. (Shipping charges for the 45s: 1-2 records ship for $3.00; for albums: 1-2 ship for $4.00. ) Limited shipping elsewhere: Europe (England, France, Germany only): Shipping charge for 1 single is $6.50; 1 LP is $13.00 via regular airmail.
Return Policy: We accept returns within 7 days, but please contact us with the reason for the return. Depending on the situation, you may be responsible for the return shipping cost.