Dear eBay friends and customers:
the presses! Cancel the weddings, the
divorces, the family reunions, the baptisms!
Delay the Bar and/or the Bat Mitzvah :-); rework your child support!
Skip the bail! Jump the bond!
Reschedule the holidays! Postpone your
retirement, your childbirth and your
graduation! Hold off on the next
mortgage payment !!!! Drop EVERYTHING (you can leave your hat on, though :-) and
We have a BIG
announcement to make!.
A VERY BIG,
BAD, BOLD, BOMBASTIC, DRAMATIC, THEATRICAL, EYE-POPPING, EAR-RINGING, MIND-BLOWING, HEAD-SPINNING, SKULL-NUMBING,
TIME-CURVING, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD, BREAKING-NEWS WHOPPER OF A COLOSSAL ANNOUNCEMENT! (AND THIS IS PROBABLY AN
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!
approximately 24 hours from now (Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 04:00 PM EST, or
01:00 PM official eBay time), we will offer on eBay the first installment of
our personal vinyl collection: beautiful pieces of wax that have been in our
cherished possession for decades. Over the next 8 to 12 weeks, and divided into
three lots of 500 to 1000 items in size, we will deliver to eBay some of the
finest, the most collectible, the most coveted and most valuable records ever
made. From now until February 2015, you
will be showered by the vinyl hurricane and flooded by the wax monsoon like
eBay has rarely, if ever, seen.
invite you to join us for what we firmly believe will be the SINGLE BIGGEST AND
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SERIES OF MUSIC AUCTION IN THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, and –
quite possibly – the biggest and most significant music auction since the
inception of eBay (probably second only to our February 2008 Jazz
auction). If everything goes as
planned, our first gigantic auction (our ELEVENTH AND GREATEST EBAY AUCTION
THIS YEAR will commence on November 8, 2014 at 04:00 PM EST - (09:00 PM GMT,
10:00 PM in Europe, and 05:00 AM on
November 9, 2014 Tokyo time)
many ways, the next three auctions will be a culmination, an apex of this
seller's life and work as a record collector: the pinnacle of 42 years of our
record-collecting. While we will continue selling rare and collectible vinyl on
eBay, we do not expect to ever top our next three auctions or ever again post anything
of this magnitude and massive importance.
FIRST LOT of more than 500 items, which starts on Saturday, November 8,
2014 (about half of the items will start on Saturday, the remaining items the
next day, on Sunday) is particularly impressive: coming from a single source
and from a single previous owner, this is an almost unbelievable collection of
virtually the entire '60s Rock, practically the encyclopaedia of the most
critical era of the Psychedelic Rock, Loner Folk and Acid Folk. Country- and
Folk-Rock. Progressive, Jazz-Rock, Blues-Rock, and Singers-Songwriters of all
kids, sorts, genders and ilks. There
is practically not a single major '60s act that is not included in this lot.
This is truly a time capsule of the '60s in popular music, something that may
never again be presented to the public either on or off eBay.
WAIT!...HERE'S THE BEST PIECE OF NEWS: THESE 500 ITEMS COME FROM A COLLECTION
WE ACQUIRED SOME TIME AGO, IN WHICH ITEMS ORIGINALLY BOUGHT BY THE OWNER FROM
THE MID-'60s to THE MID-'70s WERE KEPT STILL SEALED IN A NEAR-LABORATORY,
CLINICAL, TIME-CAPSULE CONDITIONS AND IN VIRTUALLY CLIMATE- AND HUMIDITY-
CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT. CONDITIONS OF
SOME OF THESE PIECES RANGE FROM IMPECCABLE TO TRULY UNBELIEVABLE, IF NOT
DOWNRIGHT SURREAL (NO LESS THAN 440 OUT OF 500 ITEMS ARE STILL SEALED!!!). ON
FIRST INSPECTION, SOME OF THESE BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM PIECES LOOKED SO PERFECT THAT
WE HAD TO REINSPECT AND RE-EXAMINE THEM A FEW TIMES TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT
RECENT REISSUES (REST ASSURED THEY ARE NOT -- WITH ONLY A HANDFUL OF
EXCEPTIONS, THESE ARE ALL 40-50 YEAR OLD STILL SEALED ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSINGS
AS YOU MAY NEVER FIND AGAIN!!)
will be showered by tons and tons of STILL
SEALED albums by The
Beatles (both group- and solo), Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Arthur Lee's Love, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, The Doors, Joni
MItchell, King Crimson, Van Morrison,
Steve Miller Band, Moody Blues, Pearls Before Swine, Procol Harum, Pink Floyd,
Santana, Soft Machine, Beach Boys, David Axelrod, Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Neil
Young, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Gene Clark, Sandy Denny,
Marc Bolan & T-Rex,
Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Flying Burrito Brothers, practically every single Millennium /
Sagittarius / Curt Boecher / Gary Usher configuration, combination and
permutation, Nico, John Cale, The
Velvets, the Rascals, Randy Newman and
dozens upon dozens of other big names. If an artist performed or was otherwise
active in the mid-to-late '60s, chances are he is included in our next auction.
you, we are NOT talking about lesser items, compilations, imports, reissues or
later-day releases. We are talking about absolutely, positively ESSENTIAL,
CRITICAL, era-defining moments in '60s Rock and Psychedelia: You will find gems such as the STILL
SEALED FIRST PRESSINGS of
the Jimi Hendrix' debut album, the Doors' L.A. Woman, the Beatles'
Revolver, Love's Forever Changes, King
Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson
King, Eric Clapton's Layla, Joni
Mitchell's Blue, Neil Young's Harvest
(and After The Gold Rush), Tim Buckley's Starsailor and Blue Afternoon, T-Rex' Electric Warrior, Buffalo Springfield's first and second and third albums. Steve
Miller Band's Children of the Future and Sailor, Bee Gees' Odessa, Gene
Clark's Fantastic Expeditions, White
Light and No Other, Pink Floyd's Piper
at the Gates of Dawn, The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers and Exile On A Main
Street...Leonard Cohen's debut album
('The Songs of Leonard Cohen) -- the heart and soul, the body and mind and
the very core and essence of the '60s Rock are here - and as pristine and
untouched as the day they were born.
AND IT IS VIRTUALLY ALL STILL
SEALED AND UNTOUCHED AND UNPLAYED FOR YOUR VIEWING, LISTENING (AND BUYING)
Ah, but wait!
We are not done yet!.
only are the critical artists and their essential titles
represented, in many cases we have the
entire discographies by a specific
will see either complete-or near-complete album discographies by Arthur Lee's
Love (every single album released between 1966 and 1974)... Joni Mitchell... Pearls Before Swine (all titles but one)... Buffalo Springfield... the Byrds (all titles
but two)... T-Rex (practically the
entire output through 1973)... Moody Blues (everything up to year 1973)... Jimi Hendrix (all Reprise titles released
through 1973... except for the 'Ladyland')... Jefferson Airplane (all titles
but three)... Tim Buckley... Kinks (the
entire 1967-1974 discography)...
Procol Harum (all pre-1971 titles)...
The Nice... Emerson Lake and Palmer...
the entire Young Rascals discography but one title... the Doors (roughly 60%)...
Argent...Free....Richie Havens....every single Incredible String Band title
save for the first album...HP Lovecraft...Randy Newman...Van Morrison...Judee
Sill...you get the idea...
Wait, there's more!
If you are
tired of the major and well-known, legendary artists, heroes and heroin(e)s - and
villains and villainettes - of Rock'n'Roll and their classics, recognized
masterpieces and major-league releases, have we got a world of surprises for
you!: a TON of
psychedelic obscurities, rarities and cult classics that will have you begging and pleading for mercy!
the highlights: probably the world's only known STILL SEALED copy of Steve Morgen's sole-titled first (and only)
1969 cult masterpiece ("Morgen"), easily, hands-down, no-contest one
of the top-5 greatest and most coveted works of the Psychedelic Era, high on
the want lists of just about every Psych collector worldwide; one of probably less than five STILL SEALED copies of the monstrously rare Skip Spence's 'Oar'
album, universally acknowledged as the single finest Acid Folk album in
existence; probably the world's only STILL SEALED copy extant of the Dragonfly's first and only album
on the private Megaphone label probably
the finest specimen of Garage/Fuzz/Hard Psych in existence (with the never-seen
Megaphone sticker, too!); an incredibly rare copy of the Gandalf's first (and
only) 1968 Capitol album; STILL
SEALED copy of
The David's 'Another Day, Another Lifetime,
SEALED copy of
the J.K. & Company's 'Suddenly One Summer', one of the most beautiful
psychedelic works of all time, STILL SEALED first album by the United States of America (the
group, not the country :-), the pioneers of proto-Electronica Psych, STILL SEALED copy of Steve Baron Quartet's 1969 'The Mother of Us
All', the mother of all moody, minor-key Jazzy-Folk-Psych titles, monstrously rare Bobby Callender's second,
privately pressed album ("The Way") on his own 'Mithra' label,
Cressida's Asylum, easily the rarest and the most coveted of all British
Progressive albums (and in condition that is nothing short of breathtaking)...and (literally) dozens upon dozens of obscure, unknown, bizarro and one-off Psychedelic
titles and oddities.
Even by our
standards, this is going to be one monster of an auction: we are dropping a BIG ONE on eBay: a
gigaton of quality vinyl of all sorts, From moderately rare, to very rare, to
brutally rare, to criminally rare, to insanely rare, to once-in-a-lifetime
finds, every shape and shade of rare and collectible '60s vinyl will be
the auction is so huge and covers so much ground, we recommend that you hit the
ground running: the 7-day auction (half of which will end on November 15, 2014,
the other half the next day, November 16, 2014) will probably end sooner than
you can review all listed items!!! Just to give you an idea: we have already
uploaded more than 6,000 images and roughly 4,000 pages of text for this
– believe it or not – this is just a tip of the iceberg of what we will be
offering over the next few weeks; a drop in the bucket of what we will be
offering. But beware: if you have a heart condition, please exercise caution:
what's coming is not for the faint of
heart or for the casual collector! We are bringing our heavy artillery in full
IF YOU THINK THIS IS THE GREATEST LOT OF
VINYL EVER LISTED ON EBAY, BRACE YOURSELVES FOR A 20-COURSE MEAL WE ARE ABOUT
TO SERVE YOU...JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE OUR NEXT AUCTION :-).
STAY TUNED FOR MORE BIG, BAD, BOLD,
BOMBASTIC, DRAMATIC ANNOUNCEMENTS. AND,
BY ALL MEANS, PREPARE YOUR VINYL BUDGET FOR SOME SERIOUS DRUBBING AND
MAULING TO COME :-)
always, we will have some of the rarest and finest pieces in the
record-collecting hobby. Please visit our seller page and be pleasantly
The link to our eBay seller page is:
be reminded that we offer volume discounts: all combined orders over $200.00
are eligible for a discount; which can be SUBSTANTIAL (on a special note:
exceptionally, in this auction, about 10 items will NOT be eligible for
discount and will NOT qualify for combined shipping; these few items will be
identified as such in the header of each auction page). For more details,
please visit our eBay store web pages at:
Thank you for visiting our
seller page and happy hunting!
November 7, 2014
(or, if you are
historically-minded, the 97th Anniversary of the October Revolution)
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