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By Frank Daniels
These were the top-selling records on eBay during the month of November 2022.
“Love Buzz”/ “Big Cheese”
Genuine black-label copy
Sold for: $10,000.00
A copy of this numbered limited edition from 1988 sold earlier this year. Nirvana’s first single didn’t chart in any country that released it, and Nirvana collectors stepped up to make this the highest-priced copy to date.
2. The Calendars
“What Are You Gon’na Be”/ “If I Could Hold Your Hand”
Sold for: $9,788.00
This is a later (1961) but scarce doo-wop recording that came out on one of the Jay-Gee associated labels, Cyclone, which was operated by Paul Winley. Cyclone operated only sporadically, with this single coming out three years after the previous one in the series. Most people missed it, making this a rare collectible.
3. The Misfits
Sold for: $9,080.15
There were only 500 copies of this first Misfits single, and this copy showed up on the market following the sale of a beautiful copy in July. The single wound up being the third highest-selling record this month.
4. ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
United Artists UA-LA339-G
Sold for: $7,500.00
Test pressings of early ELO albums are not easy to find, and this one has provenance linking it to someone who knew a band member personally. Naturally, this is an original copy from September 1974 of the album that propelled the band to stardom.
5. Hank Mobley
Blue Note BLP-1568
Blue/White NYC labels
Sold for: $7,000.00
Continuing to attract a great deal of attention, this Mobley album on Blue Note reached the $7,000 mark. Even with reissues now common, collectors remain attracted to the original pressing.