Australia's largest known record collection has gone up for sale, an archive so vast it will take the buyer six-and-a-half years to get through every last tune.
Ken Perkins had been building his music library for over 50 years, with some vinyl almost a century old. Sadly the avid enthusiast died last month, leaving behind a black book of release catalogue numbers he was still trying to track down, and notes to family in the covers of his favourite albums.
Spanning a multitude of genres, a value is understandably difficult to place on the lot, but given Dennis Hopper's 110 pieces of rare wax went up for grabs at £129,600 and the current high demand for vinyl we're probably talking about a sizeable sum. Experts have even called for official intervention due to the historic significance of the legacy left by Perkins.
"It is one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my life actually," said Dr. Daryl Sparkes, a modern antique expert, after being called to assess the hoard, according to ABC Gold Coast. "Someone at a governmental level needs to take control of this collection as it is a national treasure."