[78-L] Where to find 78 rpm ?

Cary Ginell soundthink at live.com
Fri Nov 23 07:02:02 PST 2012

As for online searching, I have found musicstack.com extremely useful, especially when doing research. They don't have very many rare records, but if I'm looking for something specific that is fairly common, they will have it, often multiple copies to compare, and for reasonable prices.  

Cary Ginell

On Nov 22, 2012, at 11:48 PM, Matthew Duncan <recordgeek334578 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Mike has ''hit the nail on the head'' so to speak....people seeking specific 78s is a very different thing to hunting for 78s in a general way.
> I still buy alot of 78s just by the interesting label or an interesting title/artist that I haven't heard before.    Recently I won a Canon Fleming 78 on ebay of Poe readings...just had to have it.   I don't really have any specific 78s I am looking for (apart from ones I can only dream of like Son House Paramounts and so on....)
> Matt in the UK
> --- On Fri, 23/11/12, Michael Biel <mbiel at mbiel.com> wrote:
> From: Michael Biel <mbiel at mbiel.com>
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Where to find 78 rpm ?
> To: "78-L Mail List" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> Date: Friday, 23 November, 2012, 7:05
> There are two questions here -- where can you find 78s in general, and
> where can you find SPECIFIC 78s you are looking for. They have different
> answers.  ANY shop is the-luck-of-the-find.  To get specific records you
> need the auction lists (Nauck, Holdridge, etc) or ebay searches and
> inquiries on 78-C.  As for 78s in general, antique and junk stores are
> not as helpful as they were decades ago. I find nothing at home in
> Kentucky anymore. There are still some specialty shops in the U.S. --
> Europe might be a different matter, although it has been over ten years
> since my last European visit.  I found some fun general antique shops
> and specialty shops in the 80s and 90s. But I have really had a blast in
> recent years at the annual Jazz Record Bash and the semi-annual
> Mechanical Music Extravaganza, both in Northern New Jersey.  And I found
> some good 78s at the largely LP WFMU Record Fair in NYC last year.  Some
> were under the table because of weight and the guy had so much other
> stuff. We weren't going to be able to go to WFMU this year, but it got
> cancelled because of the hurricane.  Maybe we might have a second
> chance, but no word yet on rescheduling.  
> So the records are out there, and if Leah and I are able to make it to
> London this spring, we'll want some advice from the Brits at that time.
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Where to find 78 rpm ?
> From: Rjholtin <rjh334578 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, November 22, 2012 9:41 pm
> To: 78-L Mail List <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> And yet - why when many of our listmates post stuff to unload we hear
> tales of unsold for which they paid a listing fee. If I could unload my
> common Miller Bluebirds for 25 bucks I'd give other stuff away before
> the trashman follows the undertaker to visit my widow. Read the recent
> St Louis news article for the flipside of the story. 
> Sent from my iPod
> On Nov 22, 2012, at 2:36 AM, Matthew Duncan <recordgeek334578 at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> I too have noticed the bidding on common records getting out of control
> - I assume that will die down over time and go through several phases
> before doing so.
> Very common HMV BD series etc Glenn Miller discs going for £15 to £30
> is one example - but I have noticed it isn't all the time and it's only
> certain titles. "In the Mood" and "Moonlight Serenade" will go for much
> more than some of the lesser known titles so I think the 'younger
> generation' get caught in the moment based on a few tunes they have
> heard.
> Maybe they have missed the 'junk shop era' as I call it and wouldn't
> ever seek out 78s elsewhere anyway....or are after only so many for
> their themed home or similar (as it tends to be WW2 era discs that go
> for a lot).
> I am, I suppose 'the younger generation' being 27 but there are several
> buyers of 78s younger than me in the UK. I came into the hobby through
> flea markets/junk shops/car boot sales etc and have got to know about
> prices along the way....which could have easily been missed if I had
> been born 5 or 10 years later. I am not being critical or saying that I
> have never overpaid for a record but I am sure I have plenty of 50p
> records of some rarity to balance things out.
> "Vintage" things and "Retro" buzz words and their connected products is
> a bit of a fad at the moment and has been for a while so that may be
> something accelerating things in the world of common 78s for high
> money...just like other bric a brac and furniture of the same era
> ...time will tell whether the prices will change or whether the buyers
> continue to collect after the 'scene changes' so to speak ....
> Matt in the UK
> --- On Thu, 22/11/12, Tim Huskisson <timhuskisson at btinternet.com> wrote:
> From: Tim Huskisson <timhuskisson at btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Where to find 78 rpm ?
> To: "'78-L Mail List'" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> Date: Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 2:32
> In my opinion, if you're looking to buy 78s, most of the 'good stuff' is
> now
> on-line. I can't remember the last time I found anything interesting in
> 2nd
> hand shops or Car boot sales. Excellent 78rpm collections are being
> inherited by younger families of the deceased, and the records soon end
> up
> in the hands of collector/dealers who take what they want, and list the
> remaining 'good stuff' on Ebay. 
> Certainly here in the UK, apart from record fairs, Ebay is now the way
> to
> go; and I've been buying 78s since the early 1970s.
> For all its faults, searching through the Ebay listings is not that
> different from going through boxes of records in flea markets. It is
> true
> that there are risks involved - particularly with the safety of the
> records
> in transit. But taking sensible precautions - i.e. sending packing
> instructions, and getting to know sellers, their grading and general
> quality
> of service before taking bigger financial risks, all helps. There are
> also
> plenty of long time established 78 collector/dealers on Ebay who offer
> extremely good services and regularly list desirable records. 
> One interesting modern phenomenon is a number of (I presume) younger
> collectors who will often bid way too much for fairly common discs, but
> ignore a lot of the rarer stuff. THAT has worked to my advantage often.
> Regards,
> Tim Huskisson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
> [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Ron L'Herault
> Sent: 21 November 2012 21:16
> To: '78-L Mail List'
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Where to find 78 rpm ?
> I must have missed that.
> I try not to buy on line. You never know for sure if the record will
> arrive
> in one piece, if it plays as well or as badly as the verbal grading etc.
> I look for yard sales, adverts in papers and I tell everyone I know that
> I
> am looking for shellac. Sometimes they tell a friend or relative and you
> come up with some nice stuff. Local auctions are also a source.
> Ron L
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
> [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Thomas HENRY
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:54 PM
> To: 78-L Mail List
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Where to find 78 rpm ?
> Hi there,
> I didn't get many answers from the list following my request...
> Shall I conclude that you only buy your records online ?
> Anyway, I already added 24 places on the map, don't hesitate if you have
> any
> other suggestions ! http://ceintsdebakelite.com/where-to-find-78-rpm/
> Cheers,
> Thomas
> 2012/11/18 Thomas HENRY <thomashenry81 at gmail.com>
> Hello,
> Even if a lot of us buy 78 rpm on the internet, some may still prefer 
> finding records in stores or markets. Each time I visit a new city, I 
> try to find a place to buy records, which is not always easy... I went 
> to Sweden a few months ago and made a research on the internet 
> beforehand but I didn't find anything, so I asked our Swedish fellows 
> to help me. I wouldn't have found anything without them.
> So I decided to create a new section on my blog called "Where to find
> 78 rpm". This section consists of a list of places and a dynamic map :
> http://ceintsdebakelite.com/where-to-find-78-rpm/
> I just started and added a few places where I found 78 rpm, mainly in 
> my city Paris. But I'd like this map to be useful for everybody : who 
> wants to help me completing my list of shops and markets worlwide ?
> Thanks !
> Greetings from France !
> Thomas
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