LP collection

I inherited an extensive LP collection of early 50's first pressing classical and opera in stellar condition. Many are unplayed so they are not garage sale fodder. The question is what's the best way to sell them, and I don't want to do it one by one. Should I seperate them into small batches, by label, etc... Thanks in advance. Ron
Opera usually does not sell has well as traditional classical. I would think bundling opera with classical such as. Audiophile recordings that fitch a handsome amount be bundled along with the opera.Buy 1 get the other free..well almost free. The best to you.
CLassical do not have the money in them Jazz or Rock stuff does. Since it is all early 1950's it is all monaural
I assume it is sorted by composer.
The fastest way would be to sell groups of records.
Break them down into batchs like Beethoven String quartets,

Then when you say extensive? Do you mean 1,000? or 50,000?
If NO-ONE has skimmed off the best, certainly some valuable records in there. but not too many.
If any professional has skimmed off the top/most valuable 5%/10%.. then your records are worth way less.
Classical mavens will disagree, but Classical music is dead in the water. So the headache of selling them to maximise profit may not be worth the bother.
Auction is the only way to sell if you do not know the values of each item. Let the market sort the prices.
The one group of records with the most potential with a one sentence comment is RCA shaded dogs. Though monaural are worth less than stereo.

If you got a bulk offer of $0.50 per record with them picking them up, you should grab it.
Otherwise start using a camera and posting them one at a time on eBay... or here. biggest 'set' worth trying to auction at a time would be 20, with pictures of the covers for eachauction.
So you see it is time intensive to actually sell them separately.
Finally, what looks mint to an untrained eye may be totally worn out junk to a pro. Not saying you do not know, but PLENTY of folks don't. And a perfect record is worth many times what the same scratched up one is
You mention "early 50's" - it would be helpful to know how early (or late), and what labels you have. Are they actually all mono, or do you have some early stereo records (which would take you into the later 50's)?
Overall, I think Elizabeth offers some excellent advice. If it were me, I would go through your collection and pick whatever records you think are worth the most. Just put a few on ebay and see what happens. Use the results to help figure out how best to sell the rest of them.
If I were you, I would at least take some time to educate yourself on which of those records that you have may be very valuable - you could indeed have some real gems in there. If you just want to get rid of all of them quick, then Elizabeth's advice is good. However, if you really do have some that are worth quite a bit, you will want to sell those individually for sure. Also, bear in mind that most classical music lovers usually tend to like buy things individually, and will often pass on bidding on a big group of things. You will certainly make more money on them in the long run if you sell them individually, though this is a great deal of extra work.
I would comment that the time it would take to find out which are valuable would be longer than if the op took on a full time job for a few months.
The skill to know what is what is learned over time, no place has a 'chart' listing classical values in any major way.
True one can scan eBay listings as a seller. Hoever that is type in a name, then browse a LOT, for each LP.
I would NEVER waste my time doing it.
The one real way to sell records with little knowledge, is on auction. The prices will be better, more stuff will sell at real prices. All the work in the world checking the 'price' is worthless if your listing do not sell.

I realize in a better world the current owner would have time to go through each title and find the ideal price for it scouring eBay sales. After a year of spare time on the project the person would be going crazy...
Then for Goldmine:
(IE stupid prices: Harry Belefonte at Carnagie Hall, in catalogs at $100 per set PLENTY are available for a few bucks. Thousnads of listings are totally out of wack in GoldMine price guide...mostly 1950s stuff no one wants anymore)
Salvation Army can help you better than any market media you can think of.
Top dollar is a buck each if unopened, picked up. I am working on a buy of 50,000 lps. They are not cataloged. Best guess from prior buys is that maybe 5% have value over $5.00.
Check out Popsike to see the latest EBay prices for your records

Any suggestions in terms of a good site(s) to list the 600+ records. I've already sorted the records by label and pulled aside those with value as compared to quantity. 40+ years in the audio business have helped me to know good stuff. Almost all the LPs are from the 50's, mono and stereo, a few from the late 40's and early 60's. I also inherited a large selection of 78's, but I'll deal with them at a later time. Regards, Ron
Try Discogs.com marketplace, it has a very active section for people who want to sell/buy
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Top dollar is a buck each if unopened, picked up. I am working on a buy of 50,000 lps"

Where the hell are you going to put all those records? I can only imagine how much space they take up. I can't help but wonder how long its going to take you to listen to them all.