Miles Davis, Relaxin’, Prestige 7129. This was a New Jersey pressing, not an original but a second press. It was in M- condition for the record and somewhere less than M- for the cover, say VG++. We’ve been watching the market for second-press Blue Notes going way up, and here’s a Prestige following the same pattern. This one sold for $202.50. Perhaps condition is playing a factor as well, but this is a nice price for a New Jersey copy of Relazin’. This one came from the same seller: John Coltrane, Soultrane, Prestige 7142. This was a yellow-label New Jersey pressing, which is a first press. I have a copy of Prestige 7141 with the New York address, but I’ve never seen a Soultrane with the New York address. Great record, my favorite of the Coltrane Prestiges. This one was in M- for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $295.
This one is of the same general vintage and only sold for $58.70:
Cattin’ With Coltrane and Quinichette, Prestige 7158. This was an original pressing with the yellow label, deep groove and New Jersey address. It was listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. Not sure why the price was so low. We’ve seen copies sell for nearly $200 in the Jazz Collector Price Guide.
Are the Verves slipping as collectibles? This one sold for $21.58: Stan Getz, Award Winner, Verve 8296. This was an original pressing with the trumpeter label, great record. The record was M- and the cover was VG. This was an original all the way, not a reissued Clef or Norgran. If I didn’t have a nice copy, I’d love to get a record like this for $21.58.