“I am always pleased to bid on your items and always very happy with the results… your grading is always spot on and your packing is bullet proof” - John Tefteller
1 June 2021. It's here! The Summer 2021 bumper 270+ Auction of Classic Jazz, pre-war and post-war Blues, British and European Hot Dance Bands, and Ragtime 78s plus books is now up and running! Premium condition rarities, rare Test Pressings, plus more affordable items to suit all budgets are on offer, with a closing date for bids of Sunday 25th July. CLICK HERE to see the full list, with links to label scans too - you can even download a printable pdf.
My latest Set Price Sale of Blues, Jazz and Hot Dance 78s is up and running. Lots of great items unsold from my last auction, together with a selection of choice records from my ever-changing stock. Don't delay, as they are selling very quickly! CLICK HERE to see what's still available.
BREXIT. So far, the predicted chaos with mail to mainland Europe hasn't happened, but there are some delays through parcels being held in Customs both in the EU and in the UK. The main difference is we now have to complete a Customs declaration for sales to all EU member states, and we're happy to declare whatever value you the customer wants, but bear in mind that purchases over 20 Euros declared value could potentially attract VAT on entry into the EU.
COVID-19. Although things are returning to some degree of normality, there are still problems in the postal system which means that parcels are taking longer than usual to arrive, and US Customs are being rather over-zealous at the moment!
SHIPPING. Royal Mail raised prices Jan 1, 2021 - the third price increase in 9 months! Even more reason for non-UK buyers to have their records held until a parcel of 7 + records can be shipped by non-Royal Mail means, such as FedEx or UPS. This means big per-item savings on postage; currently I can ship a 3kg (6.6 lbs) parcel = 12 10-inch records to the USA for £38 via UPS, which equates to £3.16 or $4.25 per disc!!
Read jazz blogger Andrew J. Sammut’s interview with me HERE…
We’re keeping calm on carrying on! To satisfy all those collectors suffering from shellac withdrawal symptoms, what with all record and antique fairs cancelled, we’re continuing to offer our regular selections of great 78s via both our twice-monthly eBay listings and here with our thrice-yearly auctions. The only major difference is that despatch and delivery may be slower than usual, as in-transit times appear to be longer than normal.
Do you share our passion for Vintage 78 records?
Great! You've come to the right place. We’ve got masses of quality Vintage 78s for sale and auction, both here and on eBay. We have an ever-changing stock of Vintage Jazz and Blues 78rpm records, Pre-and Post-War Blues, British & European Jazz and Dance Bands, Personality, Music Hall & Theatre, Historic Spoken Word, Ethnic, Operatic and Rare Label 78 records and Cylinders, plus associated ephemera, such as Gramophones, Phonographs, books, sheet music, photographs etc.
Our thrice-yearly 78 rpm Record Auction listing continues to feature stunning Jazz and Blues rarities from major international collections, including rare items on such labels as Paramount, Gennett, OKeh, Vocalion, Gennett, Champion, QRS, Berliner, Edison, Tri-Ergon, Pathé and many more. To make sure you don’t miss any of my auctions, why not join our Mailing List?
Don’t miss our regular bi-monthly eBay listings of rare and unusual Jazz, Blues, Personality, Theatre, Music Hall, Operatic and Historic 78s, cylinders and ephemera, plus our Buy It Now items - CLICK HERE to see what's currently on offer.
We're always interested in buying rare and unusual 78s - click this link to see the sorts of records we want and - more importantly - those we don't!
We also have a regularly-updated feature section of rare and often previously unpublished Photographs of Jazz, Blues, and Personality artists.