[78-L] Buying a record in pieces (was Dalhart Black Patti)
dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon May 9 08:37:47 PDT 2011
I've had that happen a number of times, though not on any large scale. Found
the record without the jacket, found the empty jacket years later.
On 5/9/2011 12:00 AM, Cary Ginell wrote:
> Reminds me of the time I bought the disc from the extremely valuable "Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Robbins" 10-inch Columbia LP by Marty Robbins in a used record store for two bucks. This was one of the last items in Columbia's "House Party" series and I knew it was quite valuable. Better to have the disc than nothing, but I had no real hope of ever finding a copy of the jacket without a record inside.
> About a year later, I found the cover, displayed for sale at the Pasadena City College swap meet. The price was $125. I thought "who would buy this except me, since I have the record?" I told the seller this in order to bargain the price down, but instead of doing so, he offered to buy my LP for $75. I said no and offered him $75 for his cover. For a couple of hours, there was a stand-off, with neither of us budging - me selling my LP or him selling his jacket and each of us wanting what the other had. Eventually, I wore him down when he realized nobody but me would buy an empty jacket. I got it for $75. The complete package is worth at least $500 today. Never had anything else like that happen to me since.
> Cary Ginell
>> Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 23:49:23 -0400
>> From: dlennick at sympatico.ca
>> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Dalhart Black Patti
>> Why not list a record in two pieces as two separate items? Each winner will
>> have a collectors item, and will try and find the other person.
>> On 5/8/2011 11:45 PM, Cary Ginell wrote:
>>> The Vernon Dalhart Black Patti, with the two bites chomped out of it is now up to $182.50 and still hasn't met the reserve. I've got a King Oliver Gennett with a similar problem but is in much better playing shape. Now that we know that broken records sell, I wonder what that would go for...
>>> Cary Ginell
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