Coffee CupJava 1500

I’ll give you a hundred bucks for it right now!

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE STORIES about interacting with a collector at a convention. For the most part, I learned far more from collectors than they learned from me in these face-to-face exchanges: whatever I heard of value went into my price guides. But there were instances where I was definitely of value to a collector. [Continue reading]

JuttaHipp ZootSims 1500 crop

fighting over jutta hipp at a record collectors convention

WAY BACK IN THE ’90s, I attended a couple of record collectors conventions on the East Coast. One was in New York, one in Virginia, both within days of each other in 1996. Setting up as a dealer at an East Coast show was something that I hadn’t done since leaving Pennsylvania eighteen years earlier! [Continue reading]