Omnifone steps in to acquire rare Sivyer record collection containing every chart single since inception
29 May 2015:UK-based global digital music cloud platform provider ensures rare vinyl collection remains in the UK
London – 29 May 2015 - Omnifone® confirmed today that it has purchased a stunning record collection containing every single in the top forty since inception. The extraordinary collection spanning six decades of chart music was the lifetime’s work of collector Keith Sivyer. From 1954 until his death earlier this year, Keith visited his local record shop every week, and eventually amassed over 45,000 records at an estimated cost of over £250,000.
The collection is believed to be one of the most complete and unique in private hands in the country. “We were struck dumb when we first visited Keith’s house.” said Andrew Ewbank, Partner of Ewbank’s auctioneers, “It was an honour to have been instructed to find a home for this fabulous collection”. Following substantial media coverage, competition for ownership of the collection was tough. At auction last Thursday, the bidding room was full... READ MORE