Value of a 78 set

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Value of a 78 set

Post by cary114 » 10 Feb 2019 04:29

Last week at an auction I got a Cobra 886 with a stand and a stack of 78's. I think I may have picked up a Jewel in that purchase. There was a 3 set of Ike Quebec, Tenor Sax. Record condition seems to be mint showing no wear. I am assuming they were not played very much. The book holding the records I would rate also mint showing only age. It seems like that this set has a pretty impressive value on Discogs with the last set selling for $150. There is a set on ebay with an asking price of $500. I am looking forward to giving these a spin in the near future after a light cleaning. Oh if there is any one who would like some Square and Round dance 78's there were a handful of them.

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Re: Value of a 78 set

Post by Groovyness » 19 Feb 2019 18:08

I just got a 78 stylus for my at 95e and now have to pull all of my 78's out of storage. I'm under the impression that the least valuable 78's are any big band stuff, classical, and maybe country, and the most valuable is any 50's pop (e.g. elvis) and other "rare" stuff.

What type of music did you end up with, and am I accurate in my perspective, or am I all wet?

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Re: Value of a 78 set

Post by cary114 » 20 Feb 2019 03:38

Hi G. It is hard to say on the value of some 78's I think. There are some Country records that are valuable due to rarity. Most of the valuable records seem to be blues including some of the early acoustic recordings. I have a wide Varity of music in my 78 collection. I have recordings from 1905 and maybe some earier but I haven't verified them yet to late 50's. I do have two Elvis 78's one is Heartbreak Hotel RCA which I believe was Elvis first #1. It just so happened today I played and ripped the Ike Quebec set I have. I was surprised in the quality no obvious pop and crackles nor hiss. It was amazing sounding for being 74 years old. Have fun with your 78's they are very interesting and a piece of History.

Cary

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Re: Value of a 78 set

Post by ren2112 » 04 Mar 2019 15:28

Morning Cary, how does Ike sound? That is a sweet find

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Re: Value of a 78 set

Post by cary114 » 05 Mar 2019 03:32

ren2112 wrote:
04 Mar 2019 15:28
Morning Cary, how does Ike sound? That is a sweet find
I found Ike very enjoyable. My 78's are near mint and I already digitized them.

Cary

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