Saturday, March 5, 2011

Weekly Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales For January 2011

As always, a special thank you to Norm and Jane at Vinyl Record Talk for this great data. Stop by and listen to the radio show!!

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 01/01/2011

A dull week between Christmas and New Years where no one wants to spend any money gave someone lucky buyer a sweet deal on a Parlophone "White Album" pressing. The rest of the list is full of obscurities this week, with private press Psych, blank label Jamacian Reggae and rare Rockabilly 45's.

1. LP - The Beatles "White Album" Parlophone UK Export Pressing - $2,750.00

2. LP - Christopher "What'cha Gonna Do?" Private Press - $2,524.00

3. 45 - Prince Buster "Linger On" / The Maytals "Baby Come Home" Jamacian Pressing - $2,200.00

4. 45 - Jackie Bernard "Torture & Flames" Test Pressing - $2,198.61

5. 45 - Marlon Mitchell "Bermuda Shorts" / "Ice Cold Baby" Vena - $2,005.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 01/08/2011

An unreleased acetate from an Ohio funk band makes the top of the list this week, and is one of three soul related gems - the others being the very rare Northern 45 from Bobby Rich, and a Modern Soul 45 that is one to watch. Split Descision Band's "Watchin Out" single has been on the rise for several years, and this week's sale price is it's peak. It's also one that teaches looks can be deceiving. As a good friend and fellow dealer says, "No one knows every record", and he came close to passing this one up a year back because from the label style and font used for the band name it looked like just another lost country 45. Fortunately for his bottom line, he dropped a needle on it.

1. LP - The Crowd Pleasers unreleased acetate - $3,939.89

2. LP - The Beatles "The Beatles Collection" MFSL Japan Box Set - $3,599.99

3. 45 - Bobby Rich "There's A Girl Somewhere (For Me)" / "I Can't Help Myself" Sambea 101 - $3,000.00

4. 45 - Split Decision Band "Watchin' Out" / "Dazed" Network - $2,131.33

5. LP - Arthur Grumiaux "Bach Violin Concerto" Philips 835 - $2,026.98

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 01/15/2011

The first three entries this week look like they're off the covers of the Goldmine Record Guide. Those are followed up by two Northern Soul 45s. Ok, I'm calling it - the economy is improving, at least in the UK, Northern Soul records have been making the list every week.

1. LP - The Beatles "Introducing The Beatles" Vee Jay Rainbow Label Stereo - $4,162.00

2. 45 - The Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen" / "Did You No Wrong" South Africa Pic Sleeve - $3,716.00

3. LP - The Velvet Underground "The Velvet Underground & Nico" Yellow Label Promo Mono - $3,506.00

4. 45 - Charles Johnson & Orchestra "You Made A Mistake" / "I'll Keep Loving You" Rainbow - $3,383.33

5. 45 - John Harris & Soul Sayers "Hangin' In" / "What Can I Do" Kerston - $2,916.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 01/22/2011

Ignoring the sealed Introducing The Beatles that showed as having sold for $125,000, reality did bring the Beatles to the top spot, with a Butcher album with Perry Cox authentication. If I've noticed anything doing the Top 5 for going on four years now, it's that Perry Cox's signature adds about $2k to any Beatles "Yesterday and Today". It's just an observation. I don't know Mr. Cox; met him a few times long before I started dealing records and I'm sure he wouldn't remember me. One purpose of this weekly snapshot is to pick out trends and patterns that may not be so easy to discern at sites like Popsike.

And in case you don't know, The Squires 45 is from Neil Young's first band!

1. LP - The Beatles "Yesterday and Today" Butcher First State Stereo Perry Cox COA - $7,195.95

2. 45 - Scorpio and His People "The Unforgiven" / "Theme From The Movietown Sound" International Hits - $4,398.00

3. 78 - Robert Johnson "Sweet Home Chicago" / "Walkin' Blues" Vocalion 03601 - $3,575.00

4. 45 - The Squires "The Sultan" / "Aurora" V - $3,427.00

5. LP - Led Zeppelin "I" Atlantic UK Turquoise 1st - $3,200.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 01/29/2011

A first press of "Please Please Me" shot to the top of the list, this one with matrix numbers that indicate it was pressed with the first stampers. Two modern soul 45's make the list this week. The self-titled David Bowie test pressing at the #3 spot is an approval copy of the US release that was for producer Mike Vernon.

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $8,238.88

2. 45 - The Darling Dears "And I Love You" / "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another" Flower city - $3,050.00

3. LP - David Bowie "self-titled" Deram Test Pressing - $2,894.70

4. 45 - The Mark IV "Take This Love" / "If You Can't Tell Me Something Good" Brite Lite - $2,620.00

5. LP - Art Pepper Quartet "Modern Art" Intro - $2,025.00

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