Good Day for the Jazz Museum; Unlucky for me.

My neighbor who lived next door for 50 years and was a big Jazz fan is selling his house. I received an email from his daughter earlier this week, that they were going to have an estate sale this weekend. I had heard that he had a Huge Jazz Record Collection in the finished basement and that he would have late night sessions with his buddies. I have been dreaming of cherry picking this collection since receiving the email.

This morning, I saw two young guys loading box after box of records into a truck. I spoke to his daughter. Gina told me that her father had donated the records to a small Jazz Museum in town. She and her husband were well versed in the collection and the tube system that he had.

About 5000 - 6000 records. Original Blue Note and other, 1st pressings. My heart sank.

Guys getting into vinyl; this is exactly what you need to look for. This was a primo collection that was intact.

My collection of 60s thur 80s rock is much the same for the genre. I lived in Juneau, AK. There was a shop that specialized in audiophile vinyl when there were only 23,000 people in town. When I lived there; it was the coming of CDs. People were dumping their vinyl collections. In Seattle, WA too, which I visited regularly. I had just bought my LP12 in 1988. I cleaned up everything that I could afford. MoFi vinyl pressed by JVC, Toshiba Pro, CBS mastersound, Nautilus. UHQRs , ( sealed $35 and open $25 ) DSOM $60, Crime of Century $50. Completed the collection with a sealed Sgt Peppers in Chicago for $200. Buy them when you see them. The price will continue to rise.

Garage, Moving, Estate, Goodwill, Salvation Army

Good Luck
Good story, sorry it did not play out for you, though. Oh well, at least you can visit the jazz museum. Maybe it's a lending library??...hey, just a thought!