Back on eBay, Finally
Catching up on a few remnant items on my watch list, then will plow forward with some records that are on auction this week, which is also the week of the WFMU Record Fair, which is where I will be on Friday and Friday only.
Bill Evans, Waltz for Debby, Riverside 399. This was an original white-label promo copy listed in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. The seller’s description made it seem as if he undergraded the condition, but, as a bidder, I would trust the actual grade over the description. So, if you trust the grading, the VG+ promo copy of Waltz for Debby was a $1,025 record.
Duke Pearson, Profile, Blue Note 4022. This looked to be an original pressing with the West 63rd address, deep grooves, ears, Van Gelder. The record and the cover both appeared to be in VG++ condition. The final price was $366. Given what we’ve seen in the market lately, does that seem a little low.
Here’s another Blue Note of the same time frame:
Horace Parlan, Movin’ and Groovin, Blue Note 4028. This was probably an original pressing, although it would have been nice to have seen a mention of the deep grooves or a picture of the labels with the deep grooves. This one was in VG+ condition for the record and VG or VG+ for the cover cover, depending upon you feel about a lot of writing on the back cover. It sold for $293.50.
Finally there’s this: John Coltrane, Coltrane Jazz, Atlantic 1354. This was the one autographed (or not) by Coltrane, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones. It sold for $348.