Kind of Blue, The Collectible

It’s been a few days, so we’ll spend today catching you up on some of the interesting action we’ve been watching on eBay. Here goes:

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, Columbia 1355, represents one of the defining jazz albums and now it is taking its place as a collectible of value as well. We’ve seen copies in nice condition begin selling in the $100 range earlier this year and now we have this copy breaking the $200 price barrier. It sold for $203.37.

Here’s a rare 10-inch LP sold this week by Atomic_Records: Beryl Booker, Dale 23. Price: $351

Here’s another 10-incher from Atomic_Records, but this one failed to meet its reserve price: Moondog and Friends, Epic 1002. High bid: $146.94

I used to be able to remember where and when I got every single record in my collection. However, now that the number has swelled to more than 10,000 and my age has swelled past 50, it’s not so easy anymore. I do remember getting a copy of this record, Abbey Lincoln, Straight Ahead, Candid 8015, for free. Years ago a colleague at work was throwing out a bunch of old records and knew I was a collector. Most of it was junk, but this LP, featuring Eric Dolphy, was sitting in the pile, and it was in great condition. It sold this week on eBay for $182.50.

A couple of big-ticket Blue Notes went this week:

Tina Brooks, True Blue, Blue Note 4041. Price: $2075

Freddie Hubbard, Open Sesame, Blue Note 4040. Price: $1,590.50

A few more interesting Blue Notes

Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, Blue Note 1530. Price: $798

Freddie Hubbard, Goin’ Up, Blue Note 4056. Price $361

Dizzy Reece, Blues in Trinity, Blue Note 4006. Price: $347

And, finally, a couple from the Prestige catalog:

Jerome Richardson, Roamin’ With Jerome, New Jazz 8226. Price $724.93

Jackie McLean, 4, 5 & 6, Prestige 7048. This was in beautiful condition. Price: $812.12

That’s it for today. We’ll be back one more time with another eBay update before our next newsletter on Friday, July 23. Keep looking for us on the web and don’t forget to check out Price Guide and Latest Prices over the weekend for the latest information on eBay. — al


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