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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone help please ?

A few years ago at the Convention in the UK.

They gave away The Platinum Collection box set with the 3 Greatest Hits and the first video hits.

I believe this set has never been released and I have been offered one by a collector, as I am starting my own collection.

I wanted to know a few things please !!!!!!!

1) What is the value and collectable aspect of this set (is it rare? how many are there about?)
2) Does anyone have a link to pictures of it please
3) Why was it never released ?

Thanks in advance


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, the platinum collection itself, just the three greatest hits, is VERY common.


http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Platinum-Collection-Greatest-Hits/dp/B00006JIA4/sr=1-2/qid=1164292575/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/103-9760484-3095033?ie=UTF8&s=music

As for the first video hits thing, I don't know. Do you have any more info?

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the Platinum collection of the 3 CD's

But this is is different it is a box set of all 3 g/hits plus the video.......

I believe it was manufactured then not released as the band didn't like it

But at the Queen convention they gave them away to everyone who was there to celebrate what I think was the 20th Convention


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not that rare...

you can easily pick it up on eBay.

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I checked eBay and couldn't find anything

When you say not so rare ???? can you elaborate ?

Value ? any pictures out there on the net ???

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It WAS released, but only in Germany and Spain (if I remember well).

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe they were going to sell this on TV during an infomercial (kind of like QVC for us Americans) but Roger apparently hated the idea and it was canceled.

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for the information guys

Can anyone help with pictures of it please ?


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The boxes (3 CDs plus 1 VHS tape) were given to the English convention participants in 2005 as a free convention goodie. I do not know how many people go to the convention but I would think 1500 at the most. After the convention about 100 people sold their boxes on ebay and the price dropped to about 40 pounds after 80 copies were sold. I think it was very cool to give the boxes to the fans for free after deciding against releasing it.

Description: Box including the 3 "Greatest Hits" CDs with equal design ("platinum") and 1 VHS tape in a platinum coloured cardbox containing Greatest Flix 1 but not the bonus tracks as on previous releases plus a booklet describing each song featured on the CDs in English, German and Spanish language.

I try to take some pics and upload them


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great thanks YV

Any pictures would be great

I have been offered the set for £20

Do you think it is worth that amount ?


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Pic of the boxset can be found here.

http://www.magic-vision.co.uk/albumsplatcol2.htm

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great thanks

looks good - so £20 is a good price then ?


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I'd say so, I seen it go on ebay for £30-40. Mind you if you were at the convention you could of had it for free ;).

Go for it.

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, so I did not need to upload the pics but they don't show yet and magic-vision's photo is better, anyway. 20 pounds is a very good price.


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not worth a tenner....it's the bog standard Platinum Collection and a bog standard Flix 1 VHS

I'd hope that the kind of uber-completists who should be the only people interested in this would number no more than the 100 or so who got shafted on ebay in the weeks after the event.

(apologies to non-English speakers trying to decipher that sentence)

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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, I bought it on ebay. I admit I would have preferred "free" but none of the fans who got it free offered it, so there. It was my first Greatest Hits purchase, so I have no double and I don't consider myself an "uber completist". For some reason I assumed the videos are on a DVD but that was a mistake on my side.

I paid 37 pounds which is not that much for 3 CDs plus shipping.


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Posted: 23 Nov 06, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I got 3 copies for free.

I gave one to an 11 year old Queen fan for free.
I gave one to my 10 year old son who has watched it endlessly, he even spotted the video error!!

I kept the other for my collection.

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Posted: 27 Nov 06, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Hey Nuno (megaton01)
Can you remove my pictures from your ebay auction...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150063131332&rd=1&rd=1

They are copyrighted.

If you had asked first, I may of let you use them.



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Posted: 27 Nov 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes man

it has been removed

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Posted: 27 Nov 06, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hang on, in all the posts above he says he's buying one. Are you saying he was lying to us and in fact just wanted to know how much he could get for one he already had?

I just want to get my facts right before I start calling him a deceitful son of a thousand one-eyed whores.