Hank Mobley, Blue Note 1568. This was an original original pressing with the New York 23 on side 2. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover looked to be VG++. It sold for $4,617. Do you ever think about what these artists would feel about their records selling for this kind of money? This single record is a lot more than Mobley ever made for a record date and probably isn’t that far from what he got paid for his cumulate output as a leader on Blue Note. Amazing, when you think about it.
John Coltrane, Blue Train, Blue Note 1577. This was also an original pressing from the same seller. It was in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $2,045. That’s the first time we’ve ever seen Blue Train sell for more than $2,000 in the Jazz Collector Price Guide.
May as well stay in the $1,000 bin:
Lee Morgan Sextet, Blue Note 1541. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record was in M- condition and the cover was VG++. It sold for $1,157. The listing for this record looked remarkably similar to the listings for the previous records, but it was a different seller. I haven’t sold on eBay in a couple of years — I guess they have a standard format you can pull, if you want. I’ll have to consider that when I return, which may be soon.
Bill Evans, Waltz For Debby, Riverside 399. This was an original blue label mono pressing that was in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $1,151.