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  posted on 11/18/2014 at 03:44 PM
So a friend of mine searches around for things to sell on eBay. Her best find was an original poster for a Dead show at Duke that resulted in a bidding war between a couple of grads who'd attended the show.

Recently she came across THIS:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Robert-Johnson-I-Believe-Ill-Dust-My-Broom-Rom eo-Blues-78-rpm-7-04-81/281498831299?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_tr kparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26943%26meid%3D9dabd6 53faf44f47919568100b4b58e9%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D11184%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D10 %26sd%3D281494712864

According to this:

http://www.vjm.biz/robert-johnson.pdf

there were only 100 copies pressed on this label, a "Dime Store" pressing done for, I think, S.H. Kress. I'll bet there are only a handful of these things in existence.

Anyway, the listing is interesting to see, the article is interesting if you like that sort of thing, and my friend -- quite possibly the person I've stayed friends longest with in my life -- has had a tough go of it lately and deserves a home run. I hope she gets one with this.


 
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  posted on 11/18/2014 at 05:49 PM
It would be cool to find something like this, but to pay $760 (current bid) for it. Not so much.
 

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  posted on 11/18/2014 at 07:29 PM
Ron I'm more interested in the Greatful Dead story. How much did your wife's friend get for the poster? Date of show, etc.?

 

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  posted on 11/22/2014 at 10:22 PM
I would've bought this for $760. Final score: $5532.

The Dead poster? No idea when the show was. 70's I'd guess. She had to convince her partner to let her pay $150 for it, she sold it for, I think, around $8800.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2014 at 10:38 PM
Too cool Ron. 50x what she paid for it! Sounds like an episode of Storage Wars. Why can't I luck into something like that.

 

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  posted on 11/23/2014 at 09:08 AM
Wow! That is a lot of money. Cool collectable if you have the cash.


I was fortunate enough to meet the apparently last link to Robert Johnson, David "Honeyboy" Edwards three years ago. I asked him about his connection to Crossroads and the whole story, whatever one may have heard.

He downplayed it all and said he had nothing to do with it. But he was hard to understand and wasn't really coherent. He passed away two months later. He was a perfect gentleman.

 

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  posted on 11/23/2014 at 11:00 AM
Charles, it's a great return on investment, but she and her partner have spent countless thousands of hours over the years, doing tis sort of thing full-time, scraping by on selling things they bought for $3 for $7 and the like. Anyone who spends all their time scouring the trash for diamonds will eventually find a few. She's a smart cookie too.
 

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  posted on 11/23/2014 at 11:15 AM
Makes one wonder what Neil Youngs first 45 (The Sultan) would sell for now if this in 2008 was what happened in 2006

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2006/01/squires-45-record-on-ebay.h tml

Neil played that sporadically on tour in 2008 but unfortunately not the night I went

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KDBJ90oBI

And heaven only knows what this was worth

http://www.discogs.com/Quarrymen-Thatll-Be-The-Day/release/577714

Story I read was that the young Beatles used to pass this back and forth - and it ended up in the hands of a friend. Sir Paul rewarded him handily

 
 


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