Sunday, December 28, 2008

Vinyl Records Top 5 eBay Sales Week Ending 12/27/2008

Top 5 List:

1. LP - Ricard Marrero & The Group "A Taste" TSG - $4,196.85 - Start: $143.00 - Bids: 19

2. LP - Pink Floyd "Dark Side Of The Moon" Toshiba-EMI Japan alternate cover - $3,899.99 - Start: $3,899.99 - Bids: 1

3. LP - Leonid Kogan "Lalo Symphonie Espagnole" EMI-Columbia UK - $2,347.00 - Start: $9.99 - Bids: 23

4. LP - The Beatles "Yesterday And Today" SEALED MONO - $2,010.00 - Start: $19.99 - Bids: 44

5. 45 - Buddy Cantrell "You Ain't No Good" / "Why Did You Leave Me" Tuska - $2,000.00 - Start: $500.00 - Bids: 8

This week a real oddball item tops the list, a jazz funk LP from Richard Marrero on the TSG label bids up to almost $4.2k. This is the second record from the TSG label to appear this year. Now after more than twenty years as a collector and almost a decade behind me as a dealer, I know some history of most of the top 5 items. But the TSG label is a mystery to me. The only information I could find was here. It appears to have been a kind of bootleggy tax scammy steal the master tapes kind of operation from the 1970s. If anyone knows more history please send a comment.

In the #2 spot a DSOTM from EMI Japan gets its asking price at a penny less than $3.9k. This record, with alternate cover art, was to have been made available only through mail-order, but was pulled by the label over internal conflicts about the cover art.

A classical LP of performances by Leonid Kogan, out of the UK, sells for more than $2.3k and gets the #3 spot. Next, a sealed mono Yesterday and Today #4 sells for $2k without revealing if its a paste-over butcher cover.

And last, a Buddy Cantrell 45 on the Tuska label bids to exactly $2k.

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