[78-L] Buying a record in pieces (was Dalhart Black Patti)

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com
Mon May 9 09:56:17 PDT 2011

Along the same line, I bought an early Mercury album a while ago that 
had one broken record. I've been trying ever since to find that one 
record without any luck. Haven't seen another copy of the album, either.
It's Mercury album A12, "Along The Pineapple Trail" by Johnny Pineapple 
& His Hawaiian Orchestra, and the busted record is the first one in the 
set, Mercury A1010.


On 5/9/2011 5:37 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> 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.
> dl
> 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.
>>> dl
>>> 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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