1000 copies were made but at least 400 were destroyed.
Chiswick decided to print 1000 copies that had sleeves
that were printed on silver foil board. About 400 were used for promotion or handed out as prices in different
competitions and the 600 remaining were available to the public. The problem with the silver cover was that
the adhesive that was used to glue the sleeve together did not bond securely with the foil surface and
therefore a lot of copies were returned and junked (Carroll 2001). That is probably why you sometimes see that
only 600 copies were made. Ted Carroll thinks that only about 500 have survived. In an article by Alan Burridge
in Record Collector he says that the silver foil sleeve turned out to be too expensive, which suggests that
the initial plan was to use the silver cover for all copies. According to Record Collector´s Price Guide this
silver sleeve in mint condition has an estimated value of GBP 60, but in March 2003 a copy was sold for GBP 180 on
Ebay and a few months later another copy was sold for GBP 105. In January 2004 a copy was sold for a staggering
A strange thing is that the typo on the black and white version for Keepers on the Road actually has a correct
spelling on the silver sleeve. Vibrator however is still Viborator.
On the www.acerecords.co.uk Ted Carroll says that 100 copies of the silver sleeve were returned to him at
the time because of the bad glue. "I did have a few of these stashed away, but they were destroyed in a
fire about four years ago", he writes on the site, probably in 2007. So the fire was in 2003.
side 1: “WIK 2-A 1” side 2: “WIK 2-B 1”.
According to Record Collector´s Price Guide this
silver sleeve in mint condition has an estimated value of|
GBP 60, but in March 2003 a copy was sold for
GBP 180 on
Ebay and a few months later another copy was sold for
GBP 105. In January 2004 a copy was sold for a staggering
GBP 310! At a record fair in Stockholm 2003 a seller wanted
2000 swedish crowns ($300) for a copy. In July
2004 a copy was sold for
$360 on Ebay. In January 2006 a copy was listed on Ebay and this was sold for
GBP 157. It was
however not mentioned in the headline that it was the silver cover.
GBP 262 for a copy on Ebay, April 2006, and
for a copy described as "sleeve somewhere between EX and VG- there's some ringwear and abrasion, the silver seems
a bit vulnerable to it and the sleeve is thinner than many of the subsequent pressings" on Ebay in August 2006. In
November 2006 a copy with quite some ringwear and a folded corner and without inner sleeve was sold for
GBP 127 on
GBP 160 for a copy in January 2007.
GBP 367 April, 2007, Ebay. In July 2007 a copy was sold with Buy it Now for
GBP 132 July 2008, Ebay (from Japan, ring wear),
EUR 296 (from the seller scottich_bastards),
March 2009, Ebay,
GBP 299, March 2009 (winner was marciabritto, condition described as "the record and inner
picture sleeve would meet the grading of excellent, the record sleeve would meet the grading of
good / very good ie., normal wear and tear on the cover with some scuffing and wear at edges"), Ebay.
GBP 280, October 2009, Ebay.
$246, December 2009, Ebay
GBP 369 (winner: ramaskri, Sweden), October 2010, Ebay
GBP 351, February 2011, Ebay
GBP 666, March 2011, Ebay
GBP 361, March 2011, Ebay (seller was woodhead2004 with 0 feedback!)
GBP 69 (only sleeve, very well worn), June 2011, Ebay
GBP 240 (no inner, sleeve VG), January 2012, Ebay
GBP 89 (very well worn, signed by Lemmy), May 2012, 2012, Ebay
$786, August 2012, Ebay
GBP 228 (Sleeve in VG condition with some noticeable surface/edge wear), January 2013, Ebay
EUR 211 (edges of the cover worn out, signed by Lemmy with a red-ink pen on the skull), June 2013, Ebay
$665, July 2013, Ebay
$800, October 2013, Ebay
GBP 436, November 2013, Ebay
GBP 297, December 2013, Ebay
GBP 638, February 2014, Ebay
GBP 344, February 2014, Ebay
GBP 165 (signed by Lemmy on front "To Paul no 1 fan"), March 2014, Ebay