Isn’t This a Lovey Day?
I am watching about 10 jazz records on eBay now and not a single one of them has even a single bid. Could it be that the dog days of August are a good time to be buying? Or are sellers ratcheting up their prices as they see more and more high-ticket sales? Or is it nothing at all and the bidding will come in, as it usually does, at the last minute? In any case, here are some of the items, starting with one we’ve never actually seen in person: Lovey Powell, Lovelady, Transition 1. This looks to be an original pressing with the original booklet. The record is listed in VG++ condition and the cover is M-. Not a record you see very often. This one has a start price of $247.50 and there are more than two days left on the auction. Do you expect it to sell? I do.
Art Taylor, Taylor’s Tenors, New Jazz 8219. This looks to be an original pressing with the purple label and the deep grooves. The record is probably in VG++ condition and the cover is VG+ or better, with a nice (and flattering) picture taken by the seller. The start price is $554.99, which is a lot for this record. But, if you don’t own a copy (like me), it’s one you’d sure like to have in your collection (like me).
The same seller has this one: Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch, Blue Note 4163. This is an original pressing with the New York USA label as well as the ear and the Van Gelder in the dead wax. This one has a start price of $474.99 and still no takers (yet).