The $1,000 Bin is Getting Crowded
Kenny Dorham, Afro-Cuban, Blue Note 5065. This was an original Lexington Avenue 10-inch pressing listed as Ex condition for both the record and the cover. The seller hyped up the condition, suggesting that the record was only played once or twice. It sold for $1,684.
Roland Kirk, Triple Threat, King 539. This was an original pressing that was probably in VG++ condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. It had been listed previously at about $2,000, didn’t sell and was listed again. This time it sold for $1,259.56.
Well, while we’ re filling the $1,000 bin, let’s add a few more: Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin’, Blue Note 1588. This was an original pressing listed in Ex condition for both the record and the cover. There were 17 bidders and 79 bids, which is a pretty high amount. The record sold for $2,604.54.
This came from the same seller:
Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House Volume 2, Blue Note 1516. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing that was in Ex condition for the cover and somewhere between VG+ and Ex for the record. This one sold for $1,456.
Finally, this one seemed headed for the $1,000 bin, but didn’t quite make it . . . yet: Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan, Peckin’ Time, Blue Note 1574. This was an original pressing listed in VG+ condition for the record and the cover. The seller had a start price of $1,700, but there were not bidders. It is back on eBay now at a start price of $1,640. Still no bidders.