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on 01-17-2015 02:49 PM
on 01-13-2015 05:57 PM
Don't have an answer for you, but the collector's generally know, so the way the bidding is going looks good. Below is a link to an entry at 45cat with some info, you may have already seen it in your own researches. Good luck!
on 01-13-2015 04:06 PM
I have a 1968 Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man No Expectations Sleeve up for auction - currently at 203 with 27 bids -
One site wrote that there were 1980's reproductions that are rare and the ultra rare 1968 version has around 12 copies. What is my record worth?
on 07-30-2014 05:01 PM
Hm, well, you seem to be asking about something completely different than what's the value of the records you're posting. Do old coots browse vinyl? Well I do, and others must too, because vinyl is sold on ebay every few seconds, and there are still second hand record stores around, even if they make their money on DVDs or other things.
As for your personal situation, and whether you should hang on to your collections, what do you expect me to say about that to a stranger?
As for the records, at first glance I didn't think they looked like they were from the 50s, but it turns out I'm wrong. You can find a few records on that label at discogs and 45cat, which identify it as a 50s label. As before, I can't confirm value, but I'll say Bull Moose Jackson is a name I haven't heard in a while. He was a major R&B artist. There may be some value in that one, at least.
on 07-30-2014 12:24 PM
Thank you! I appreciate your answer figure its silly to list it, seeing you don't know. Probably no old coots browse old vinyl, and what's the chance of "AHAH there's that record! What a **bleep**in find!" Also have six 45's marked ENCINO Records, could not find label, figured label is from LA Ca area. Maybe should list all these oddball '50s in one lot aimed at old people -Way past the time to get rid of my"'precious" silly stuff , no family interested, but stubborn. So just hit that theres a the real question here. I hang on to much stuff wanting it-, the book, record, old whatever to "have a good home', --do you think it best to stop thinking that way & dump?~! Thank you!
on 07-29-2014 07:13 PM
Hi Buybara, sorry you didn't get an answer to your question. I haven't heard of this record before, but just went to Youtube to hear it. One of them has a comment in the replies or description that mentions first pressings are credited to "George and Louis", later ones changed the spelling to "Lewis". Most copies picture on YT have the Lewis spelling, so yours could have more value if it's rarer and the original press. That's all I can offer.
on 07-28-2014 02:56 PM
on 05-31-2014 09:25 AM
If anyone is reading this as a locked thread: A request has been made to have this topic copied to a new Music & Musicians ebay group, which can be found here:
on 04-27-2014 11:02 AM
MM-589 is the number for the whole set. Every side will have this number. This is the number you will use to look it up, and also the number you should quote when selling. The extra number "4" means side 4.
Each disc in the set also has its own number, in this case 12222-D, and each side also has its own number, in this case XCO-34705. These are not important.
Typing "Columbia Masterworks MM 589" into Google Search turned up a few pages listing it.
on 04-27-2014 07:41 AM
Can you tell me exactly what the numbers mean on this label? I'm new to "records" so pretend I don't know a thing (because I don't) and walk me through it. I couldn't find anything on Discog relating to this particular album.
on 04-26-2014 04:23 PM
This is a 78 rpm set, and is usually referred to as "shellac" rather than "vinyl".
(You may have known that, but you didn't say it, so I did!)
Yes, there is a market for them.
These records are quite fragile, though.
You'll have to pack it very well to send it though the mail.
To date records like this, I suggest looking at discogs.com, by label name. Even if you can't find your particular record, or it's there but undated, you can look at other records from around the same catalogue number and estimate the date. If you can't find it on discogs, there are other websites that cover 78 rpm catalogues, so a google search may help you locate it.
on 04-26-2014 02:08 PM
I'm about to undertake selling LPs and 78s from our private collection, and thought I'd post a little here in hopes of getting some good feedback and advice. For starters, I have a 6 record collection of Bruno Walter conducting the Philharmonic symphony Orchestra of New York, Gustav Mahler: Syumphony No. 4. The album is coming apart at the side seam. There are no dates on any of the records or inside of album, but I believe this dates to about 1950 and maybe before. The records are very heavy, so I know they aren't plastic. I will try to attach a picture.
I would like to know if there is a market for this kind of old symphony classical music, since I have others. Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
on 04-05-2014 08:35 PM
DJ interview discs are hard to value. Some sellers ask a lot for them, and sometimes get it. But unless it's a big celebrity like Elvis or a Beatle, a rare interview disc often sells for around the price of a normal album, especially if it's just talk with no unreleased live music.
Re. "Some Girls", you can find many copies of the original cover right now on ebay. Prices do not seem to be much higher than the revised cover. I think the original may have been in print for at least half a year, in which case a significant percentage of copies in existence would have the original cover.
on 04-05-2014 07:42 PM
Great thread, glad I came across it. I have a couple quick questions about some rare LP's that I have in my collection.
1) Yes Music - An Evening With Jon Anderson "Superstar Radio Network Presents - Promotion Not For Sale" Atlantic Records
Interview of Jon Anderson by Sonny Fox complete with pauses for station breaks and created for radio stations I suppose.
The interview was done discussing the recent rejoining of Rick Wakeman and the release of the 1977 LP "Going For The One".
It is a fantastic interview and a collectible for any Yes fan. I got it from a friend who was a DJ in Los Angeles during that time.
I have never seen another LP like this one and I was wondering if it has any value?
2) Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
This was the early release complete with the movie stars on the sliding sleeve. "Marilyn, Lucy & Desi, Farrah etc.."
They pulled these pretty quickly for lawsuits I suppose and replaced them with omitted spots. Any value for this LP?
Thanks again for any opinions and feedback regarding these two albums.