Tough to follow up on that great story by Rudolf, so we will just go back to watching eBay and catching up on some of the items we were watching last week, starting with: Paul Quinichette, On the Sunny Side, Prestige 7103. This was an original New York yellow label pressing in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. When we were watching it last week it was in the $230 range and it wound up selling for $328. If you ask me, that’s a bargain for a nice original Prestige from the 7100 series. Of course, not as big a bargain as Rudolf may have paid, but a bargain nonetheless. From the same general area was John Coltrane, Tenor Conclave, Prestige 7074. This was also an original New York pressing that looked to be in M- condition for the record and cover. It sold for $399.97. One more from that group of Prestiges: Eric Dolphy, Far Cry, New Jazz 8270. This was an original pressing that looked to be in beautiful M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $880.
Here’s a Blue Note that did not sell:
This one I had my eye on to see if someone would fall for the trap of paying top dollar for a later pressing of a potentially rare record: Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House Volume 2, Blue Note 1516. This is a United Artists pressing, so perhaps you’d expect it to sell for $40 or so, but the seller priced it more like an original, with a start price of $299. It did not sell and is now relisted for $99. Good luck.