Prices Down? Methinks Not
I know this one has already been all over the previous post, but I wanted to get it into a headline and separate post so that it would come up in searches: John Coltrane, Blue Train, Blue Note 1577. This has the New York 23 label on one side, which makes it an original pressing. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was VG++, with some writing on the back. There were nine bidders, 13 bids and the final price was $4,717.89.
Not sure who said that prices seem down on the previous post, but that’s certainly hasn’t been the case for the records I’ve been watching. Here are a couple of examples: Jackie Mclean, 4, 5 and 6, Prestige 7048. This was an original New York yellow label listed in VG++ condition for the record and Ex for the cover. It sold for $1,144.
And how about this one:
Curtis Fuller, Bluesette, Savoy 12141. This was an original pressing with the blood red label. The record and cover were both listed in VG++ condition. The final price was $720. The same seller had this record: Curtis Fuller Jazztet with Benny Golson, Savoy 12143, This was also a red label original pressing. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was VG++. The final price was $350, which seems more reasonable, relatively speaking. I had a sealed original pressing of the Jazztet record — I knew it was original because I broke the seal — and sold it for about $325 several years ago at one of the WFMU Record Fairs. Not sure why I sold it. Possibly because I had it for 20 years and never opened it?
One more: The Arrival of Kenny Dorham, Jaro 5007. This was an original mono pressing listed in VG++ condition for the record and Ex for the cover. The final price was $729. So where are prices down?