We’re watching a few interesting items on eBay today, including several of our own records for sale. This one is interesting: Jimmy Heath, Really Big, Riverside 333. This is one of ours. What was interesting was the choice we made. This was a sealed copy: To open or not to open? That was the question. We chose to open, to make sure this was an original pressing that we were selling. However, based on what we’re seeing with prices of sealed records, perhaps we made a mistake. So far there is just one bidder for this LP and the price is around $50. We have a feeling if the record were listed as “still sealed” there’d be a lot more activity. As it is, it is quite a nice record, featuring Cannonball Adderley as well. So, perhaps someone will get a truly mint original LP for a bargain.
Also, Miles Davis, Cookin’ Prestige 7094. This was one of those that we
had in duplicate, so we’re selling the copy that’s in lesser condition. Unfortunately both of our copies are New Jersey pressings. We’ve been looking for a nice original New York copy for awhile, but the prices have really skyrocketed in the past couple of years — well into the $200 and $300 range, and even up to $400 and above. Anyway, this New Jersey pressing is in VG+ condition and it is still at the starting price of $49 with no bidders.
This is not one of ours: Charlie Rouse, Yeah!, Epic 17012. This is a promo stereo copy. The record is listed as VG++ and the cover is VG+. The price is around $150 with several hours to go.
We’ve also got a close eye on this one: Ike Quebec, It Might As Well Be Spring, Blue Note 4105. This is in M- condition, both the record and the cover. It is currently priced around $150, which is a bit high for this LP, but the condition is spectacular. This is one of the records that would probably be on the bubble in our own collection — we may decide to sell it if we believe the price is right. So we’ll keep an eye on this and then take a look and listen to the one in our collection and make a decision.