Two for The $1,000 Bin; More Promos
Today we have a couple of updates for the $1,000 jazz vinyl bin and a bit more on promos, including the WLPs (white label promos) that are apparently a common term that is new to me after 45 years of collecting. First, for the $1,000 bin there is Eric Dolphy In Europe, Debut 136. This is the original Danish pressing and the record and cover both looked to be in M- condition. The record sold for $1,026.
This one is left over from New Year’s, but CeeDee had sent it to me and I had forgotten to post it: Hank Mobley, Soul Station, Blue Note 4031. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing listed in Ex condition, which sounds like VG++ based on the grading system we use here at Jazz Collector. It sold for $1,605. I happened to be perusing my collection late last night and came upon this record and almost forgotten that I had it: Almost, but not quite. I’ve only had it for a little more than a year, since the Baltimore score of a lifetime. I think I will listen to it later today.
Back on the promo front there was this:
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, Columbia 8163. This was a stereo white label promo and, there it is right in the headlines, the WLP initials. This was sold by Euclid Records. The record was listed in VG++ condition and the cover was listed as VG+. But if you look at the picture that seems to be an awful lot of ring wear for VG+. Again, Euclid is one of the trustworthy sellers on eBay, but I would have been really cautious about that one. It sold for $202.50.
Here’s a promo that’s not getting any interest yet: Gigi Gryce, The Hap’Nins, New Jazz 8246. This has the “Preview Copy” stamp. The record is listed in VG++ condition and the cover is VG+. The start price is about $100 and so far there are no takers. The auction closes in about six hours from this writing.