Watching Some Blue Note Records on eBay
Lee Morgan Volume 3, Blue Note 1557. This was an original first pressing that was listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover The pictures in the listing were pristine and clear. The record sold for $2,253.88. This Lee Morgan didn’t do quite as well: Lee Morgan, Lee-Way, Blue Note 4034. The record was in M- condition and the cover was VG+. The price was $442.89.
Here’s one that features Sonny Clark on piano: Curtis Fuller Volume 3, Blue Note 1583. This was an original pressing in M- condition for the vinyl and VG+ for the cover. It sold for $612.69.
This one did not reach the seller’s reserve price: The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Volume 1, Blue Note 5068. This was an original 10-inch LP that was listed in M- condition for the record and what looked to be VG++ condition for the cover. The top bid was $255, so we won’t know what the reserve price was.
This one had sold for more than $600 last week, but not this time:
Clifford Brown, New Star on the Horizon, Blue Note 5032. This was an original 10-inch pressing in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. The price was $395.
This one, surprisingly, didn’t sell at all: Kenny Burrell, Blue Lights Volume 1, Blue Note 1596. This looked to be an original pressing. The record was VG+ and the cover was M-. It does have the Andy Warhol cover, so cover condition is important. This had a start price of $500 and there were no takers. If I were to pay $500 for a record, this might be one, although the VG+ condition always leaves you open to a lot of variables.