Speaking of crazy,.. I collect reel to reel tapes (in a minor way) and an auction of one came to my attention a couple of weeks ago. It was a Japanese 7" 7.5 ips 1/4 track issue of Pink Floyd's "Adam Heart Mother". The reason this auction attracted the interest of several tape collectors was that it had already reached a bid of over $400 with two days left. By the next day, it was over $700. At that point, I speculated that it would go for over $1k. I guess that's why I usually lose bidding wars. The final price was over $1800! We were flabbergasted. Luckily, I suggested some reasons why a single 7" tape could be worth that much to someone when one of the regular posters let us know that he'd bid $1600 on the tape.
BTW reel to reel tapes have had a dramatic upswing in prices the last year or so. But nothing like that!
On Feb 22, 2008, at 7:55 PM, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
The market is crazy,and unpredictable.I don't want to sell any of my rarer,and pricier pieces,but I buy almost a record a day on eBay,and I sell vinyl and shellac to support my habit.Even without selling my good stuff,I sell records that I an very surprised at what the go for.I mean,whoda thunk a copy of the Denver version of "High School USA",would go for close to ninety bucks ? A year or so earlier,I couldn't give the same record away.
phillip holmes <insuranceman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: People like that get what they deserve. They think some '80s reissue of
Sgt Peppers is worth $100, which is insanely stupid. If they want to
sell records and do a decent job of it, then they need to get educated.
Nobody forced them into the business. Besides, all those records were
cheap as dirt at some point.
Malcolm Rockwell wrote:Great story, Roger! What? Did he expect for you to tell him what was rare so he could charge you "accordingly"? I've been there, too. Hard to keep the eyebrows from raising with glee when one spots inexpensive rare records among the overpriced dross, though. Good thing most of these sellers can't read collectors! Thanks! Mal
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:Clearly someone who knows "Them old records are collect-eye- bull",but has no clue beyond an obvious few artists,like Elvis,Beatles,and Stones,what are.The guy probably wouldn't know a four-figure garage 45,mono violin Lp,or early R&B 45,if he tripped over it.I have been to a number of record stores run by people like this,in my time.People with common Elvis and Beatles that are insanely overpriced,and put ridiculously rare soul,and R&B records out for under $5.00 a pop.Eventually,though,they all fund out what they were doing,and got angry with me for buying the stuff,and threw me out of the store.
Another reason why I largely stick to eBay.
phillip holmes wrote: Do you think he has Barbara Streisand and Pablo Cruise? He guarantees "100% known artists". That usually means I've already heard it a thousand times on the radio. Oh, it's also a "virtual record shop", which means it doesn't have everything you'd want to find in a "real" record shop. Guess I'll pass.
David Lennick wrote:
And he doesn't have The Five Sharps' "Stormy Weather".
If that collection is too rich, try this..which he'll ship for $100:
200201499411 (the link itself is about a mile long)
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
We can all cite stuff we have that he doesn't.I doubt he has "How Many Times" by The Rogues on Lou-Sal,or The Underground Railroad,on Discovery Club (I was spinning this last night.),many recods by Lord Kitchener (Whom no collection should be without.)or a lot of vanity pressing country 45s,from the 50s,and 60s.
"Steven C. Barr(x)" wrote: ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Ross"
1) Nope!http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140206309501 Anybody know anything about this guy or the collection?
2) He can only own "Every Record Ever Made" IF he has a copy of a Radiex demo 78 I own, made to announce the availabilty of ELECTRICAL records on the label! Matrix numbers are NOT in any known GG sequences, and it would seem to be early by a few months...beyond that I know SFA!!
3) This reminds me of somebody's (forget whom?!) recorded comedy routine... "Every Record Ever Recorded! Lithuanian Language Records!"...and so on... IIRC, back in the sixties or early seventies sometime...?
4) Lemme figger a bit here...?! 300,000 records would septuble my current half-vast archive of a mere 50 kilodiscs (+/-)...but, that takes up two rooms of my 7-room abode...so I'd need twelve more rooms (and a WHOLE BUNCH of empty milk boxes...?!)...
Looks like I'll have to pass (and not merely because I'm short about $2,999,998.43 of the opening bid...?!)
Steven C. Barr
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