Market Watch: Top records sold on eBay, Feb. 2016

A list of top records sold on eBay, February 2016. All formats of records listed.

marley

5. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Kaya” 
Sold For: $5.000 (Best Offer)
Listed As: “Bob Marley Signed Album.Authenticated By Roger Epperson Comes With LOA..rare”
Genre: Reggae
Record Label: Island
Release Year: 1978
Format: 12-Inch 33rpm
Special Attributes: Autographed w/ LOA
Record Grading: NA
Sleeve Grading: NA
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: “This Bob Marley signature is authenticated by Roger Eppersons…this is an extremely rare album.bob Marley is the greatest Reggae singer that’s ever explored music internationally….Here we have a Vintage, Authentic ~ Bob. Marley & The Wailers AUTOGRAPHED Album. Kaya, released in March Of 1978. Bob’s signature is handwritten with a black sharpie on the actual cardboard album cover. The plastic sleeve has wrinkled and slightly shrank over time but has indeed protected the black, white, and grey colors used on the album cover. This album includes some of his most famous songs, Including NO WOMAN, No Cry(MY fave!) Produced by Marley in 1977 and released March 23, 1978. The label is Island Records. The previous owner was a ART Professor. He traveled the world to see his FAVE bands perform. He was able to mingle with everyone from Jagger to Elton John due to the fact or being a partner in a large record store in Fort. Lauderdale. This was the era in which many recording artists would promote they’re music at the stores, sign albums, posters, and such. This is 1 of over 200 album collection in which EVERY SINGLE album was Autographed by the singer or band. A true 1 of a kind collection. As I sort his home in the days to come I will be listing daily the other albums, posters, & other music related souvenirs from the bands!! my late friends home for 30+ years.”

 

 

classical4. Leonid Kogan And Elisabeth Gilels, Leclair, Telemann, Ysaÿe ‎– “Sonatas For Two Violins” 
Sold For: $5,526.91, approx. (29 Bids; starting price GBP 0.99)
Listed As: “UK COLUMBIA SAX 2531 KOGAN GILELS SONATAS FOR 2 VIOLINS LP STEREO 1964 TURQUOISE”
Genre: Classical
Record Label: Columbia (SAX 2531)
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.K.
Release Year: 1964
Format: 12-Inch 33rpm
Special Attributes: First pressing, Stereo
Record Grading: NM (Near Mint)
Sleeve Grading: EX
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: “FORMER PROPERTY OF AN EMI / DECCA HEAD OFFICE EMPLOYEE. STEREO. FIRST PRESSING. TURQUOISE (OR BLUE / SILVER) STEREO LABEL. HOUSED IN A STRIKING COLOUR PICTURE SLEEVE. SLEEVE IN CLEAN AND EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH JUST SOME VERY LIGHT SURFACE WEAR / CREASING. RECORD IN NEAR MINT CONDITION WITH CLEAN LABELS AND A NICE SHEEN. A TOP COPY OF A RARE LP. A PROFESSIONAL CLEAN WOULD ONLY FURTHER ENHANCE THE GREAT SOUND OF THIS RECORDING.”

 

 

hotel3. Willie Wright ‎– “Africa / Right On For The Darkness”
Sold For: $5,699.00 (16 Bids; Starting price: $8.00)
Listed As: “Funk 45 WILLIE WRIGHT Right On For The Darkness HOTEL VG+…”
Genre: Soul/Funk
Record Label: Hotel Records (539)
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.
Release Year: NA
Format: 7-Inch 45rpm
Record Grading: VG+
Seller: Funkyou Records
Seller’s Comments: “All records are cleaned on a VPI record cleaning machine and conservatively graded under a bright light bulb.”

 

 

virtue2. Irma & The Fascinators ‎– “You Need Love”  
Sold For: $8,199.00 (37 Bids; Starting price: $8.00)
Listed As: “Northern Soul Acetate Unissued 45 IRMA & FASCINATIONS You Need Love VIRTUE HEAR”
Genre: Soul
Record Label: Virtue
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.
Release Year: NA
Format: 7-Inch) 45rpm
Special Attributes: Acetate
Record Grading: VG
Seller: Funkyou Records
Seller’s Comments: “1-Sided Unissued Acetate. A-Side: You Need Love, B-Side: blank. Record Condition: VG (edge lift- does not affect play). All records are cleaned on a VPI record cleaning machine and conservatively graded under a bright light bulb…”

 

beatles

1. The Beatles – “Introducing… The Beatles“ 
Sold For: $11,000
Listed As: “THE BEATLES “INTRODUCING THE BEATLES” 1st STEREO! AUTHENTIC “AD BACK” COVER! NM!”
Genre: Rock
Record Label: Vee Jay Records SR (VJLPS-1062)
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.
Release Year: 1964
Format: 12-Inch, 33rpm
Special Attributes: Stereo
Record Grading: Ex+
Sleeve Grading: Cover sleeve is NM
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: “”Inroducing The Beatles” is the first The Beatles LP issued in USA!!! Original first pressing, Version 1 “Ad Back” cover, STEREO, released January 10, 1964!!! Authentic “Ad Back” cover variation has miniature color photographs of the covers of 25 Vee-Jay albums, on the back side. The back cover artwork used on this version of the jacket is nothing more than one side of the inner sleeve dust jacket. All “Ad Back” covers were manufactured with front slicks containing the phrase “Printed in U.S.A.” running vertically along its lower left side. The stereo covers have the white top banner with “STEREOPHONIC” centered in grey and the number SR 1062 in black in the upper right-hand corner. Cover was printed by Coburn & Company, an offset printing firm in Chicago. First record variation. Version 1 with “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” title songs. Stereo label has the exact same typesetting and information as mono except that the album number is VJLPS 1062 rather than VJLP 1062 and “STEREO” appears at 3 o’clock below the side number. The trail off areas have the hand etched matrix number 63-3402S and job number 5689 on Side 1 and matrix number 63-3403S and job number 5689-X on Side 2. Both sides have the hand etched date 6-28-63 and initials“A” as well as the machine stamped Audio Matrix and “MR” logos. This record was pressed by Monarch Records, Los Angeles, California. Original VeeJay inner sleeve included. This extremely rare beautiful authentic copy!!! Hard to find a better copy of this. All records from my personal collection, collected for many years. Conditions: Cover – Near Mint (no splits, no tears, no ring wear). Record – Ex+ (no jumps, no clicks). Labels – Near Mint- (clean, two-three spindle marks only). Inner sleeve – Ex++.”

 

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