A Pair of Tranes, a Pair of Blue Notes
Here’s some more jazz vinyl we’ve been watching on eBay, starting with John Coltrane, Giant Steps, Atlantic 1311. This was an original black label pressing. It was listed in Ex condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. With three days left in the auction the action was so light that I thought, perhaps, I would even have a chance for this at a price that would fit my sensibilities. Fat chance. It wound up selling for $822.
I’ve bee noticing that this one seems to fetch a bit higher prices than some of the other Dexter Gordon Blue Notes and I can’t figure out why: Dexter Gordon, One Flight Up, Blue Note 84176. This was an original stereo pressing listed in M- condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. It sold for $360, which is up there for a stereo copy.
On the other hand, this one sold for less than expected:
Art Taylor, AT’s Delight, Blue Note 4047. This looked to be an original mono pressing with the West 63rd Street address, deep grooves, etc. It was listed in VG+ condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $320.99. I would guess the price was influenced by the seller’s description of a “reelable” scratch, although he said it did not affect the sound. If I were a bidder I’d be cautious as well.
John Coltrane (and others), Wheelin’ and Dealin’, Prestige 7131. This was an original pressing with the New York yellow labels as well as the grey cover. The seller listed it in Ex condition for the record and the cover. Based on the pictures of the cover, it would look like what I would consider to be VG+. I assume the record would be the same. This one sold for $343. I think we’ve discussed before where people place this in their collections. I know there are a lot of you who organize your records by label, so it’s easy to just place this with the Prestiges. For myself, who organizes alphabetically by artist, this one has always been with my other Coltranes.