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Market Watch: Top records sold on eBay, Nov. 2015

A list of top records sold on eBay, November 2015, including a jazz rarity, wonderful 45s and two 'holy grails."

A list of top records sold on eBay, November 2015. All formats of records listed.


5. Pink Floyd - “Atom Heart Mother”
Sold For: $7,500.00 (1 Bid)
Listed As: “PINK FLOYD Atom Heart Mother ~TEST PRESS~ MFSL~Mobile Fidelity~PSYCH~HOLY GRAIL”
Genre: Rock
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity (MFSL-1-088)
Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
Release Year: 1983 (cancelled release)
Format: 12-Inch 33rpm
Special Attributes: Test pressing, unreleased, appraised
Record Grading: NM (playback grade at EX to NM)
Sleeve Grading: EX
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: "This LP has been Professionally Appraised. This is NOT a BOOTLEG, Reissue or Fabrication. Perhaps "THE" Rarest of ALL Pink Floyd's Production LP's. PINK FLOYD: Atom Heart Mother ~ TEST PRESSING, Un-Released 1983 Pre-Production Cancelled Release. Due to unforeseen complications, the Original Scheduled release of Atom Heart Mother ~ MFSL-1-088, set to be released by Mobile Fidelity in 1983 was Cancelled. As Mobile Fidelity did not want a Gap in their Catalogue Series so early, they decided to Replace Atom Heart Mother MFSL-1-088 with C,S,N&Y (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ) Deja Vu Album. Which ALL MOFI Collectors know to be MFSL-1-088. This is Numbered MFSL-1-088 A3/B3 ORTOFON SR/2 H 1 3 1 + This is etched in the Dead Wax ( Trail-off ) of this Test Pressing. The SR/2 of course, stands for Stan Ricker 1/2 Speed ( Mastering Engineer ) for Mobile Fidelity.

Side One : MFSL -1-088 A3 ORTOFON SR/2 H 1 3 1 +

Side Two : MFSL -1-088 B3 ORTOFON SR/2 H 1 3 1 +

Translucent Brown Wax " Trademark of ALL Original Japan Presses MOFI's. This is "NOT" the later 1994 ANADISC Pressed LP!!! Original Master Recording

Scheduled Release date ~ 1983

This LP Plays Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother ( Full Album ) with Correct Track Listing on both Sides. This is a Complete Album. Insanely Rare, "One Of One" Through hours of Internet searching, and Numerous phone calls. One being to Michael Grantham at Mobile Fidelity, who Verified the LP. This is the ONLY ONE!!!

More information can be seen at

Condition: Cover: Excellent Plus Condition. Very Heavy Weight, Plain White Cover w/ Indentefication Label in Upper Right. Clean without Splits ~ Nice Corners ~ Very Solid Cover ~ Slight Yellowing from Age; Vinyl: Near Mint to Mint ~ Vinyl Looks Un-Played

 Vinyl has been play tested. Vinyl Playback is grade at EX to NM, Kept in a NON Smoking, Home."


4. Lee Morgan - “Indeed!”
Sold For: $7,786.00 (25 Bids; Starting Price: $100.00)
Listed As: “LEE MORGAN INDEED: RARE AS RARE CAN BE. Orig. Lexington Ave MONO Blue Note 1538”
Genre: Jazz
Record Label: Blue Note (BLP 1538)
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.
Release Year: 1957
Format: 12-Inch 33rpm
Special Attributes: Mono, First Pressing
Record Grading: NM
Sleeve Grading: NM
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: "LEE MORGAN INDEED: RARE AS RARE CAN BE. Orig. Lexington Ave MONO Blue Note 1538 NM+++ condition. Original cover with Kabuki is factory fresh with deep, rich color and no blemishes or repairs. Ear and RVG on runoff vinyl on both sides. Flat edge FIRST PRESSING. Looks and plays AS NEW. Heavy vinyl fully glossy and unblemished. Purchased in 1982 from the legendary Leon Levit collection. I went to his original warehouse in Sun Valley and picked out this copy out of several in his collection. He allowed me to pick the best cover and the finest sounding copy he had. We had become personal friends after many years of commercial transactions. This copy has to be the finest on planet earth. You will never need to upgrade it. This is the piece de resistance of my sale. This is for serious collectors only. Please do not bid on it if you don’t have the funds to pay for it promptly. This is Lee Morgan’s debut recording for Blue Note. This is an unsurpassable copy."


3. Sex Pistols - “God Save the Queen”
Sold For: $10,500.00 (1 Bid)
Genre: Punk
Record Label: A&M (AMS 7284)
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.K.
Release Year: 1977
Format: 7-Inch 45rpm
Special Attributes: Original Pressing
Record Grading: M
Sleeve Grading: M
Seller: Private seller

2. Elvis Presley - Sun Records set


Sold For: $15,000.00
Listed As: “Elvis Presley complete set of ORIGINAL 50's Sun Records 45rpm”
Genre: Rock
Record Label: Sun Records
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.S.
Release Years: 1950s
Format: 7-Inch 45rpm
Special Attributes: 1st Editions
Record Grading: EX+
Sleeve Grading: EX+
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: "Here is a complete set of Elvis Presley ORIGINAL Sun label 45 rpm records. All are original and in Excellent plus condition please see pics and judge for yourself. These have been in my personal collection for many many years, GUARANTEED ORIGINAL !!!!! Buy asking price and I will throw in an ORIGINAL CR-15 "Old Shep" one sided promotional copy. Only send to Disk Jockeys (any true Elvis collector knows the rarity of that record alone)"


1. Complex, "Complex"

Sold For: $15,071.50
Listed As: “COMPLEX same 1970 original UK psych prog private pressing LP Holy Grail item!”
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock
Record Label: Not On Label CLPM 001, TD 6869
Country/Region of Manufacture: U.K.
Release Year: 1970
Format: 12-Inch 33rpm
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Record Grading: NM
Sleeve Grading: EX+
Seller: Private seller
Seller’s Comments: "Bought in 1970 by a friend of one of the band members’ parents as a favour to them, this is a beautiful copy of one of the two greatest homemade UK psych albums of all time (the other one, of course, being the Forever Amber LP). It wasn’t really the kind of music that the buyer liked, and so the album was only played once or maybe twice before being neatly filed away in his vinyl collection for forty-five years. I have placed it on a turntable to make sure that the vinyl is completely flat (it is!), but I haven’t actually played it, so whoever wins this copy will have the immense satisfaction of knowing that they are getting an album that hasn’t been played since a day or two after it was bought in 1970! Front sleeve has a couple of very light stains that don’t really show due to the deep orange design, back sleeve is autographed by all four band members. As is widely known, the cover was manufactured slightly too small for the record to fit, and there was no spine as such, so the sleeve is (like all copies!) fairly flimsy. However, there is no tape or splits to the edges, as is the case with most surviving copies. Disc is beautiful, with no spindle marks and only the slightest signs of having been played. Please note that, although the disc is in immaculate condition, the entire pressing was manufactured very cheaply and therefore has a noisy, lo-fi sound. Nevertheless, this is surely the best copy that has or will ever surface, particularly at this late date!"

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