Catching up on Some Nice Collectibles

Here’s a long list of records we’ve been watching:

Hank Mobley, Mobley’s Message, Prestige 7061. This was an original pressing in VG+/VG+ condition. Price: $679.58. That’s a pretty steep price for a VG+ record.

Speaking of steep prices for records in VG+ condition: Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus, Prestige 7079. This was an original New York pressing in VG+/VG+ condition. Price: $1,475

And yet another in VG+ condition: Jackie McLean, Swing, Swang, Swingin’, Blue Note 4024. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The record was VG+ and the cover was VG+. The price was $749.99

Zoot Sims, Quartets, Prestige 7026. This was an original New York yellow label in M-/M- condition. Price: $328

Bennie Green, Back on the Scene, Blue Note 1587. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address in M-/M- condition. Price: $392

Sonny Rollins, Tenor Madness, Prestige 7047. This was an original New York pressing. The record was VG+ and the cover VG. Price: $113.50. Not bad. 

Hank Mobley and His All Stars, Blue Note 1544. This was a West 63rd Street pressing in VG+/VG condition. Price: $485

Art Farmer Quintet with Gigi Gryce, Prestige 7017. This was an original New York pressing in VG+/VG+ condition. Price: $154.32

Red Garland at the Prelude, Prestige 7170. This was an original New Jersey pressing in M-/M- condition. Price: $338.70. This one was somewhat surprising to me in that it went so high, but, as I’ve said earlier, I can’t seem to figure out which of the Red Garlands are most collectible. Or why.

Ben Webster, The Soul of Ben Webster, Verve 8359. This was an original pressing with the trumpeter logo. Condition was M-/VG+. Price: $70. We don’t always cover all of the Verve LPs because the prices are not like the Blue Notes and Prestiges, but, personally,  we love these a lot of these records and we like to keep an eye on them. This is a nice record, with a very pretty cover. 

The Complete 1963-1966 Blue Note Andrew Hill, Mosaic MQ10-161. This was in near mint condition and number 0006 in the limited edition series. Price: $419.44

Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House, Blue Note 1516. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing in what looked to be VG+/VG+ condition. Price: $327.30

Mal Waldron, Mal2, Prestige 7111. This was an original New York pressing in VG+/M- condition. Price: $361.99

Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage, Blue Note 4195. This was an original New York USA pressing in M-/M- condition. Price: $405. I know this is a great record, and a classic, but I don’t recall seeing it sell for this high a price before. Anyone else? I looked in our Price Guide and the highest we had was $203, but we don’t monitor every copy. 

Here’s another great record whose price seems to be going up and up and up: Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um, Columbia 8171. This was an original stereo pressing in M-/M- condition. Price: $140.55

Finally, there’s Kenny Dorham, Afro-Cuban, Blue Note 1535. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing in VG+/VG condition. Price: $810.

I’ll be posting more items in the next couple of days, and I’ll be entering all of these into the Price Guide, also in the next couple of days. In the meantime, if you would like to comment on any of these records, and share your opinions/insights about prices, please leave a comment on this post.

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