Crazy priced SHELLAC on EBAY!!

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lol somebody took the bait

sleeve, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:00 (nine years ago) link

but what do I know, maybe that's a $1000 78?

sleeve, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:00 (nine years ago) link


C.C. Sabbathian of the Doom York Yankees (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:05 (nine years ago) link

that Ming Pep-Steppers record is pretty tough to find. One in slightly lesser condition sold for a comparable amt in 2008. But since so many 78s are sold at private auctions and on private auction websites, it's tuff to get a handle on. to me, that price is somewhat appropriate, but still much too much money to spend on ~5 minutes of music.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:44 (nine years ago) link

haha I thought this was going to be an Albini thread, before I opened it I was mentally calculating what price I would convince me to unload Action Park

dmr, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:21 (nine years ago) link

that floyd ming pep steppers is up to $450 now.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:39 (nine years ago) link

Pep Steppers sold for $669.. not bad.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 02:36 (nine years ago) link

someone's got deep pockets for a record with a few 'blasted' grooves & an internal crack.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 02:38 (nine years ago) link

How do you ship shellac 78s so they won't break? I can barely lift these things out of their sleeves without them cracking

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 7 May 2012 22:15 (nine years ago) link

put in paper sleeve, sandiich between 2 or 4 pieces of cardboard (10"), tape together. fill larger box halfway with packing material (peanuts or newspaper or bubble wrap) then place 78 sandwich into packing material, cover with more packing material.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:33 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

damn sheila

69, Friday, 15 June 2012 19:07 (nine years ago) link

before the end of today we'll see if it hits the 1k mark.

78s. sheesh.

one dis leads to another (ian), Saturday, 16 June 2012 15:01 (nine years ago) link

It Did.

Mark G, Monday, 18 June 2012 11:22 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

soooo apparently some junk store in pittsgburgh turned up a handful of paramounts? including this patton? the others are 'less interesting' like blind blake, papa charlie jackson etc but dang, in the year 2012, whattaya know.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 July 2012 15:20 (nine years ago) link

Must have been a little giddy when they found that. Blind Blake is p good too obv!

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Monday, 23 July 2012 15:32 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i mean, he's great! those are all great records i'd say. it's just wild that they still pop up. you'd think some geezer would have gotten em 40 years ago.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 July 2012 16:04 (nine years ago) link

i was wondering how expensive Albini material could have got.
But I guess this might reflect people cleaning out rooms that haven't been accessed in years? though 70+ is quite massively long isn't it?
Not sure how fragile shellac is, its survival while neglected for that length of time is pretty phenomenal .
Just hope nobody goes near it with vinyl cleaning spray cos the surface wipes off as i found out with Yma Sumac material from my grandad in my early teens

Stevolende, Monday, 23 July 2012 16:52 (nine years ago) link

yeah, alcohol is a huge no-go for shellac.
the stuff can stand up to time pretty well. it can get moldy & damaged in the wrong temp/humidity conditions, but left in a closet where it's not going to have anything dropped on it, it'll last pretty long (obviously, since ppl collect these things.) very fragile though, very fragile.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:04 (nine years ago) link

I didn't know shellac was made from bug secretions!

bamcquern, Thursday, 2 August 2012 00:46 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

any thoughts?

sleeve, Saturday, 8 December 2012 06:53 (eight years ago) link

its been flagged for removal

Mark G, Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:40 (eight years ago) link

crazy priced shallac, not on ebay -- (mb stands for minimum bid)

Andrew & Jim Baxter Vi 20962 Bamalong Blues/K.C. Railroad Blues mb 900 nearly V+
Bo Carter Bb 8078 Girl For Every Day In The Week/World In A Jug rc nap, mb 750 E/E-
Richard Rabbit Brown/A. & J. BAXTER Vi 21475* Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice/THE MOORE GIRL rcnap, mb 850 V+
MIssissippi John Hurt Okeh 8654* Stack O'Lee Blues/Candy Man Blues flk A nap, mb 2750 V+/VV+
Charley Patton Voc 02651 Poor Me/34 Blues (spelled "Charlie"), V- toward middle, abundant scratches, plays strong, about 5 known copies, mb 750 G+
Walter Taylor Champion 15972* Thirty Eight And Plus/Yo-Yo Blues less than 10, mb 1800 V+

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Saturday, 15 December 2012 15:31 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

i want all the 78s.

ian, Monday, 10 February 2014 03:43 (seven years ago) link

ian, Monday, 10 February 2014 03:44 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

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