“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
29 July 2021. My Summer 2021 bumper 270+item Auction of Classic Jazz, pre-war and post-war Blues, British and European Hot Dance Bands, and Ragtime 78s plus books has now closed, but we'll be back in mid-late August with a new Set Price Sale, and our Autumn mega-auction of desirable shellac will go live in late September. CLICK HERE to see what you missed on the Summer list, with links to label scans too - you can even download a printable pdf.
COVID-19 and Brexit. 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.
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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.