Paying For Pres and Other Jazz Vinyl
Thanks for all of the suggestions on getting the mildew odor off the covers of the records. I’m going to try a few of these once I have time, probably next week, and I’ll let you know if anything works. In the meantime, I’m not going back for that sterling collection of 10-inch LPs because the price was just too high, all things considered. I’ll write a post when I have more time, also probably next week. This week I am buried in real work, per usual. Despite my workload, I’ve had a chance to look at some items on my eBay watch list and here are a few things to share with the Jazz Collector community, starting with: Lester Young, Pres, Norgran 1072. This was an original yellow label pressing listed in M- condition for the record and VG++ condition for the cover, although there was some writing on the back. I must admit that I started watching this record
because I didn’t think it would sell and, by not selling, it would have confirmed my theory that collector interest in Norgran records is dying and collector interest in older artists — pre-bop, pre-modern jazz — is also on the wane. So, I must admit to some level of surprise that this record sold for $294. There were only three bidders and three bids so it’s not like this one was going viral, but it still sold for a respectable collectible price.
I was watching this one from the same seller and I was sure it would sell: Clifford Brown Memorial Album, Prestige 7055. This was an original New York yellow label pressing listed in VG+ condition for the record and the cover. The start price was about $200 and there were no bids. Shows how much I know.
There was a copy of this record among the 10-inch records I seem to be passing on: The Fabulous Thad Jones, Debut 12. This was an original 10-inch pressing listed in VG+ condition for the record and the cover. The start price for this one was $200 and there were no bids. I looked in my collection and had forgotten that I have a mint copy of this record, picked up in Baltimore. Ahh, Baltimore. Wonderful memories.