Updating the $5,000 Bin (and More)
Michael posted this as a comment in earlier post, but it’s worth a mention all on its own: Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin’, Blue Note 1588. This was an original pressing probably in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $5,156. There were 13 bids and eight bidders. In the last minute the bidding went from $1,888 to $3,767 to $5,056 to $5,156. I’d be curious to know to which country this record is going, but I don’t think you can discern that from the eBay listing, can you? This is a new one to the $5,000 bin.
It looks like there will be some additions to the $1,000 bin as well: John Coltrane, Blue Train, Blue Note 1577. This looks to be an original pressing with the New York 23 one one side. It is listed in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. Despite the condition, the record has already been bid up to $1,385 and the bidding will close in about two hours from the time I am typing this.
The bidding on this one is more than $1,200 and there are still SIX DAYS to go on the auction:
Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, Blue Note 1530. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing listed in Ex condition for the record and only VG for the cover. There are already 11 bids and the bidding is at $1,213.88. I smell a bidding war.
This one has not quite made it to the $1,000 level yet, but I’m pretty sure it will: J. R. Monterose, Blue Note 1536. This looks to be an original Lexington Avenue pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. This seller has been around before and is given to hyperbole and says he is willing to represent that this is “the best copy of this record in the world.” Ahem. At this point the bidding is at $565 but it has not yet reached the seller’s reserve price.