Three Tenors

Just spent some time rummaging through the high-end bins on eBay and found quite a few interesting items, starting with: Dexter Gordon Quintet, Dial 204. This is an original 10-inch pressing listed in near M- condition for the record and M- condition for the cover. Seller took beautiful clear pictures and the record is quite tempting to this Dexter Gordon and 10-inch LP fan. But the start price is around $350 and, tempting as it may be, it is not tempting enough to entice me at that price. Nobody else is enticed yet, either, but I do have a feeling this one will sell.

This is another nice one that is also lacking bids at the moment: Sonny Rollins, Way Out West, Contemporary 3530. this is an original promo copy in M- condition for both the cover and the record. Looks like a real gem, also with nice pictures from the seller. There is a start price of about $500 and a buy-it-now price of about $700. If any copy of Way Out West would set a new price high, this would seem to be it, an original promo in M- condition. But the start price is up there. In the Jazz Collector Price Guide we’ve never recorded a copy of this record selling for more than $300.

One more:

John Coltrane, Giant Steps, Atlantic 1311. This is an original black label pressing that looks to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. Another beauty. This one will sell. The bidding has just about reached $600 and there’s still more than a day to go.


  • I was also following these two 12″ albums. Great stuff. I wonder what will happen to Way out West. Somebody must take the hurdle and jump, if he wants a real gem. Even if 500 dollars is a lot, it may be snatched by somebody paying up front the nice sum of 700. Another milestone for the jazz record guide in that case, or nobody jumps and the seller has set his goal too high.

  • That Dexter is a beauty…wow!


    There’s a nice DEXTER on dial elsewhere on the bay that’s been sitting there for YEARS! The price keeps going down but not by much. Why would anyone suddenly bid on one? Pretty rare record actually and you don’t see too many. Doesn’t seem that people care about it too much though. I would be in at $75 or $80.00 but I’m a seller so that says it all. Weird as people will spend hundreds on records with skips on it :

    I like how this shill promoting seller grades the lp. VG++ record (yeah VG++ WITH A SKIP!) and a VG+++ cover (yeah WITH A SPLIT and yellowing and a ding) Poor sap who buys it. It’s important to inform buyers not to buy from sellers who sell other people’s records. That encourages shill bidding to the point where it’s mind-boggling! Leave me out please. Are people dumb? Are people with endless cash flows even dumber? This seller is their archtype! A paradigm in the shill business! The Blind buyer INC’s fearless lemming leader! If the owner’s of the lps for sale didn’t bid on ’em you would have what the rest of all of us sellers/buyers experience. It’s called the real market! Nothing new. I have been dealing with that seller for my 14 years on ebay. He got almost $600 for a NIGHT IN TUNISIA! Says it’s NM vinyl. Just look at those close up pictures of the deadwax. dozens and dozens of marks. hmm … people are dumb(?) It also has INC labels which may not be first press criteria. About $350 more than a top copy should get. It’s not like it is truly rare like say, um, a blue vinyl columbian press of PINK FLOYD’S MEDDLE! Or a pink vinyl SAMHAIN. C’mon people! It’s a stereo copy as well so it is a little rarer than the mono but not by much and is not as coveted as it’s mono sister.
    People are weird. I remember selling that exact copy of SONNY’s CRIB a few years back and people on this site crucified me. Mine didn’t have the INC so it was probably a little earlier. Most stunning BN record I have ever seen. No one felt sorry for me when it only sold for $400.00. Of course I don’t shill and my grading is very conservative. We see what we want to see.
    FYI: I told the buyer of the JR MONTEROSE (yeah the one that people on this site slammed me about) that I listed it as a reissue etc etc and he was fine. No harm. I relisted the item and sold it for what it markets at. All apologies to anyone I offended. Wanted to make sure that everyone knows that I did the right thing. Got some cool Blue Note titles ending tomorrow March 7, 2013.

  • vinylrealist has not succeeded in obtaining a bid on his $ 500 “Way out West”. The record is unsold.

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