Bosphorus to host rare record auction
Local and foreign records from the age of vintage vinyl are to set to find new homes in a water-bound auction on Oct. 28 in Istanbul.
Teos Antik in Balat, which organizes various auctions every month, will host an auction in a unique setting: a boat touring Istanbul’s picturesque Bosphorus. The auction will primarily focus on records from the 1970s and 1980s by legendary local artists like Zeki Muren, Cem Karaca and Ajda Pekkan.
The boat is to depart from the city’s historic Golden Horn neighborhood of Balat, said Teos Antik.
The records are expected to fetch prices ranging from a relatively modest 100 Turkish Liras to as high as 7,000 liras.
The auction will be held between 3 and 8 p.m.
The founder of Teos Antik, Mehmet Teoman Ünlügil said interest in vinyl records had increased markedly in recent years.
“Regardless of technological developments, vinyl records are the star of every age. We saw cassettes, CDs and digital music platforms from the end of the 1980s but vinyl records never disappeared. The most important reason is the quality of sound and deepness of resonances. Young people show great interest in vinyl auctions,” Ünlügil said.
Teos Antik also organizes free workshops on leather weaving and jar painting. On the same day of the auction, the second Design Bazaar will be held between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.