Catching up On Jazz Vinyl Auction$$$$$
Here’s an update on some of the jazz vinyl auctions we’ve been watching on eBay, starting with Sonny Rollins, Rollins Plays for Bird, Prestige 7095. This was an original New York yellow label pressing. The record was listed in VG++ condition and the cover was VG+. It sold for $430.55. This was one of the records in the batch from the seller carolinasoul, which seemed to capture the attention of a number of readers. A few other items of interest from this auction: Roy Haynes, Out of the Afternoon, Impulse 23. This was an original mono pressing with the orange label. The record was M-. The cover was VG+ and it had a cut-out hole, which always diminishes the record in my eyes. This one was undiminished to others however and sold for $334. Red Garland, All Mornin’ Long, Prestige 7130. This was an original New York pressing with the original cover. The record was VG++ and the cover was VG+ with writing on the back. The final price was $709.99.
There were also final closing prices for some of those Charles Mingus records sold by the seller Funkyousounds. The prices, as expected, came in quite high. Charles Mingus, Blues and Roots, Atlantic 1305. This was a later pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $409.99. Charles Mingus, The Clown, Atlantic 1260. This was also a later pressing in M- condition with shrink wrap. It sold for $360. Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um, Columbia 8171. This was a stereo pressing with shrink wrap. It had the six-eye stereo able and was in M- condition for the record and the cover. It sold for $401. These Mingus prices are pretty amazing. I think they are an aberration, not a trend. Something about this Dr. Herb Wong collection has appealed to certain bidders for whatever reason.