Big Bids, Some Sell, Some Don’t
Lou Donaldson, Wailing with Lou, Blue Note 1545. This was an original pressing with the New York 23 address. It was listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. You would have expected it to sell, particularly with a top bid of $1,030. But, alas, a purchase did not take place because the record failed to meet the seller’s reserve price. Interesting because the $1,030 would have been the highest we’ve ever recorded for this record in the Jazz Collector Price Guide. The same seller had a few more than got nice bids but didn’t get to the reserve price, including: Donald Byrd, Art Farmer and Idrees Sulieman, Three Trumpets, Prestige 7092. This was only in VG+ or VG++ condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. The top bid was $306.50 but, again, no sale.
These two got nice bids and did sell:
Joe Henderson, In ‘N Out, Blue Note 4166. This looked to be an original pressing with the ear and Van Gelder in the dead wax. It was listed in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $344. Perhaps VG+ is the new VG++.
Joe Henderson, Page One, Blue Note 4140. This also looked like an original pressing, also in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $449.