Two for The $1,000 Bin, Plus Two More
Back in business, back on eBay, back to posting more regularly. First let’s catch up on some of the items we had been watching, starting with Hank Mobley Sextet, Blue Note 1560. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The seller had described the record as Ex and the cover as VG++, but it was clear from the pictures that the condition was less than VG++. At the time we first posted this record, the start price was around $500 and there were no bids. In the end there were four bidders, six bids and a final price of $1,075. I’m sure the seller was quite pleased. Hopefully, the buyer was as well.
Bill Evans, Explorations, Riverside 351. This was an original mono pressing with the blue label, deep grooves and reels/microphone logo. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was VG+ and the final price was $504.90. It looks like this record, and a few others we were watching, were purchased by one of our readers, so congratulations. Here’s another one of his scores: Miles Davis, Relaxin’, Prestige 7129. This was an original yellow label pressing with the New York address. The record and cover were both listed in M- condition, and the pictures accompanying the listing certainly made it look quite pristine. The final price on this one was $1,037.99. Welcome to the $1,000 bin.
This was a nice one: Art Blakey, A Night At Birdland Volume 2, Blue Note 1522. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was Ex, and also looked very nice. The final price was just $355. Just $355? Yes, I do believe someone got a bargain on this one. This one came from the same seller and also looked to be a bit under-valued: Paul Chambers, Bass on Top, Blue Note 1569. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address. The record was listed in VG+ condition and the cover was G++, which looked to be way too conservative. The record wound up selling for $373.