Have you seen the jazz vinyl being sold this week on eBay by the seller nautiluso?We are quite agape and agog. There are a good 75 classic jazz collectibles — Blue Notes, Prestiges, Transitions — and most of them seem to be original pressings in very nice condition. The seller is from Rio de Janeiro and says in the listings that they are from his personal collection. His eBay feedback is pretty good, not stellar, and he normally seems to sell a mix of jazz and classical records. The items he has listed this week are a pretty nice jazz collection unto themselves. We’ll post a few of the records here, but it would be worth your time to click one of these and look at the seller’s other items as well.
Jackie McLean, The New Tradition, Ad Lib 6601. This is one of the rarest of the jazz collectibles — could it be the rarest? — and this copy is listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover. In the Jazz Collector Price Guide we’ve twice recorded this one selling for more than $3,000. This one
will probably get there as well: It is more than $1,000 now with nearly five days to go and it has already been viewed more than 100 times.
Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims, Blue Note 1530. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing, also listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The current price is about $320, with lots of time left.
I’ll show you one more, but please check out the rest: It’s worth the effort: Hank Mobley Quintet, Blue Note 1550. This is also one of the really rare ones. It is also an original pressing in M- condition. The current price is about $300, but this one will also probably surpass $1,000, and maybe $2,000.
It’s an interesting concept what this seller is doing: Putting up so many rare, expensive records at once. It will be a windfall: Perhaps $40,000 or $50,000 in just one week. It’s certainly a way to raise money quickly.