Top 10 Most Valuable Records


The Five Sharps' "Stormy Weather" 78-rpm single (1952)

Jubliee produced The Five Sharps' first and only record as a limited release. Irv Rose had a used copy on commission in his New York City record store in 1961. He borrowed the record to play on his radio program, broke it and offered a reward for a replacement. That set off a nationwide search that made "Stormy Weather" the most sought-after doo-wop record.

Over the next 15 years, only three copies turned up -- one chipped, one cracked and one in very good condition. The third was sold in 1977 and is now valued at approximately $25,000. A fourth was to be auctioned off in June 2008 at Christie's [sources: Christie's and Doo-Wop Society of Southern California].