I would think you could get $225 - $325 for it . I sold a copy on eBay in a slightly lesser condition for $195 last November to a Buyer in Japan .
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06-27-09: Hxt1I guess that depends on whether you bought it to listen to or for resale. If for listening, queue it up every time you get the urge and enjoy yourself. Nothing's forever and none of us gets out alive. In the end all we have is the cumulative memories of experiences and feelings.
An alternative would be to tape it to VHS Hi-Fi. Cheap, available, 20-20KHz and s/n of 96dB, and best of all, analog.
Thanks Chaz! I actually have a classic but it has major stamping defects on side one, and of course they won't take a return! And the last 45rpm I saw, the guy wanted $400 for if you can believe it!
I would imagine KOB has been a Columbia catalog item for 30 years or more, with literally millions of pressings in circulation... Yet people price them as though they are super duper rare.... Don't get it.
In the end, I will probably find another 200gm classic and sell it on, so I can buy more vinyl, which is what it's all about for me at this point!
Sorry for the confusion Wendell! I was under the impression that Columbia stopped pressing kob in the early eighties! I wasn't taking reissues etc. Into account. I looked it over again today, and strangely, there is virtually no ring wear, but lots of spine wear etc... Weird. I have 2 year old albums with ring wear! Should I store it any particular way? I just threw it in the rack beside my classic pressing. Harv
Xagwell, 45 rpms (sealed) are going for around 300-400$$ ! For opened mint copies , things seem to be all over the map! I'll take pix of mine this weekend. Just got home from the Jimmy Cobb kind of blue at 50 show..... Amazing, amazing show! I felt the piano playing was a wee bit heavy handed, but MAN can his guys play!!! The bebop they played as an encore was just too much! I'll be looking for releases of these shows!
My sincerest apologies Jeff!
I just went through this with a fellow on CAM!
I had to take him to task as he hadn't even played the records he was selling, and representing as 'NM'. It is only now that I fully realize my own hipocrisy and the irony of my initial post!!
I plan on keeping it around now anyways, but if I do get my hands on a good sealed classic or Japanese copy i will probably sell it. I gues I should have asked what a first pressing in great condition that PLAYS vg+ / 'nm' goes for on average?
Well, I sold the record to a local lawyer for $250.
I used that $$ to buy a 1/4" 15ips Dutch CBS safety master dub of Kind of Blue. It sounds much better than the vinyl or any other source I've yet heard. I still love my Lenco, and good pressings with the strain gauge cart can be as gratifying as tape but MAN do some of those safety dubs sound good!
The lawyer framed the record and hung it on a wall.
A number of years ago, I walked into my favorite thrift store where they had just put out the records for the day. Right there in front ... and I mean the first record, was Kind of Blue. The jacket was almost mint. As I reached in to pull the record out, I said the record collector's prayer that we've all said: "Please be mint! Please be mint!" Well, out slid the six eye Columbia ... in mind condition. Here's the kicker ... the very next record was Mile's "Some Day My Prince Will Come." Also a mint Six-Eye. The price? Fifty Cents Each. Some days it just pays to stop by those thrift stores. Kinda like fishing.
I wasn't as fortunate as many have stated...but I did pickup an 80s "digitally remastered from the original master tapes" series reissue Lp for dirt as these are worth nada in collectors circles...Pleasantly surprised it actually sounds very good... Very quiet background...also picked Ellington "Uptown" from same series...I believe these came out right when CDs hit the market...