Rare ABBA maxi single sells for $6,600

Mamma Mia! An ABBA single just sold for $6,600! The rare recording produced in 1981 by the band for their manager Stig Anderson’s 50th birthday sold for almost twice its list price in an online sale. “We never imagined that,” said Beata af Donner, spokeswoman for the auction house Stockholms Auktionsverk, which organized the sale. The Swedish pop group that dominated the 70s disco scene, despite delivering hits such as “Winner takes it all,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “Take a Chance on Me,” vowed never to reunite after their split in 1983. But that did little to dampen the spirits of Thomas Nordin, a collector who has to his credit rare finds from around the world, such as ABBA clogs made exclusively for the American market, rare ABBA soaps and dolls, a large collection of clippings and books, and original posters. Nordin, who remained an ardent fan since age nine, showcased the largest ever collection dedicated to the disco group at the Swedish auction.

The sale-soaring limited edition maxi-single had been put under the (digital) hammer along with 25,000 items, including the group’s other hits, “Dancing Queen,” “Fernando,” and “Mamma Mia.” Only 200 copies of the single had been produced. The auction house has estimated the sale that closes Sunday night could fetch over a hundred thousand dollars.

[Via – Rawstory]

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