Aug 23, 2012 Prestige
Webster Young, For Lady, Prestige 7106. This was an original New York yellow label pressing that looked to be in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. Always liked this record, featuring Mal Waldron and Paul Quinichette in addition to Young. This one did not sell. It had a top bid of $510 but failed to meet the seller’s reserve price.
This was from a different seller but also did not sell: Jackie McLean, Lights Out, Prestige 7035. This was an original New York pressing in what was described as pristine M- condition. The top bid was around $620, but that was lower than the reserve price. I’m surprised this one didn’t get a higher bid, and I’m sure the seller was too, but, to be fair, the seller’s feedback rating is less than 99 percent, which probably impacted the bidding.
Barbara Lea, Lea In Love, Prestige 7100. This was an original New York pressing. The record was M- and the cover was VG++. It sold for $385. This seller often has great records and has a strong reputation. I wonder why they vary their terminology between the Goldmine M-, VG+, VG, etc., and the E+, E, E-? Perhaps if they read Jazz Collector they will provide an answer.
George Wallington, The New York Scene, New Jazz 8207. This was an original pressing with the deep grooves and purple label. The seller also used the E+/E grading system, which I interpret to be M- for this record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $495. I have this record and I actually paid 25 cents for it. Somehow it found it’s way into a discard bin at a local record store about 20 years ago and I fished it out. It was in beautiful condition. Someone either made a mistake or had no idea what he was doing. Needless to say, I was quite pleased.