And Yet Another Jazz Vinyl Update From eBay

trumpets jazz vinylI am going to get through my Watch List and update the Jazz Collector Price Guide. I really am. I think. I will post a few more in a second, but first I want to point everyone’s attention to the comment from the buyer of the Hank Mobley Blue Note 1568. Perhaps we will less ready to throw stones, those of us who who live in vinyl houses. It is also not often that we get comments from female readers, so welcome to Caroline.

Now, onto the Watch List and the Price Guide:

Art Farmer, Donald Byrd and Idrees Sulieman, Three Trumpets, Prestige 7092. This is an original New York pressing that looks to be in M- condition for the record and perhaps a drop less for the cover. It sold for $338.58. I happen to have a spare copy of this record sitting in my closet, if anyone is interested. I also have a spare copy of this one: Lou Donaldson, Swing and Soul, Blue Note 1566. This was an original pressing listed in VG condition for the record. The cover looked like it was probably VG+. The record sold for $127.50.

This one fetched quite a nice price, breaking into the $1,000 bin:

Donald Byrd Sextet, Transition 5. This was an original pressing. It did not have the original booklet, but the seller included a copy of the booklet he had obtained by fax. Okay. The record was probably VG+ and the cover was VG. The booklet was a fax. The price was $1.199.99 and there was only one bidder.

This one also fetched a nice price: Joe Henderson, Page One, Blue Note 4140. This was an original New York USA pressing with the ear and the Van Gelder. It was probably in VG++ condition for the record and close to VG++ for the cover. It sold for $546.




  • Hmmm… Wasn’t it last year that Page One fetched 2000 bucks? This copy sold for 546. That’s quite a difference…

  • Hasn’t that Byrd Transition broken the thousand dollar barrier on more than one occasion? I’m pretty sure it definitely had..

  • Gregory the Fish

    that was nice of caroline to regale us with her tale. i’m proud to say i never posted any “snarky sh*t”. 🙂

  • Hi Al: I didn’t understand why there were so many comments in response to my post re: 1568, but now I see why – you singled me out (*gulp*)! Well, thanks for that. It’s a real pleasure to discover your site, and I’ve enjoyed spending a bit of time poking around on it. Everyone seems civil in the comments, no trolling, and the info you provide is solid (even if my opinion differs 😉 ). Very impressed. OK – time to curl up with a glass of wine and 1577. x Caroline

  • Gregory The Fish


    i have a question about your buying philosophy, if it is not too personal: do you budget for a very long time to buy such an expensive record, or is it more of a spontaneous act because the price is right at the moment? i apologize if this is an intrusive question, but i am very curious, as i believe in bargain hunting (i recently got a mint original of africa/brass for $40).

    though i realize there will never be any “bargains” with 1568. 🙂

    just thought i’d ask.

  • GTF: In short, no. And no. I don’t budget (but I pay what I feel is correct to my mind), but it’s rarely spontaneous – I’m far too methodical for that. But occasionally, I do let my hair down and do something wild and crazy – but you’re talking about buying records, and now I’m talking about something else! 🙂

  • Gregory the Fish

    hahaha fair enough, caroline. thanks for the info. mostly just curiosity in my end. i’m fairly new around here myself, but welcome!

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