Friday, July 13, 2012

The adventure has started...

Auctions are being uploaded at this minute. After we learned that new Ebay sellers are entitled to only 10 items per months, we got a bit queasy...

But everything went well after the bank account was verified. The last two weeks were spent with figuring out GarageSale - which seems to be a sophisticated tool for what we are doing.

The adventure actually started in July 2011, when a considerable stack'o recs (sic!) was acquired for a little bit more than a song.  The full stock of Roundup Records, a record store and jukebox service from Sikeston, MO, had been relocated to a Brooklyn warehouse after its closure in 1993. Imagine an atomic war that ends with Michael Jackson playing Super Bowl XXVI, Prince's name change to Symbol and Kurt Cobain still being alive. 
After hours of pulling random 45s out of hundreds of boxes - while being fed tacos and beer by the two very kind sellers, it took another month to take a decision and finally, shipping date was in August 2011.

It took until May 2012 before the process of sorting, listening, grading and researching could be started. We've never seen so many Garth Brooks 45s in our lives! Naturally, with the origin of the 45 collection being in the midwest and most 45 used for jukeboxes, a good 20% are country and the majority is mainstream rock and pop from the 80s. But this is not the portion we are interested in and not the part that is covered in this blog.

No, it is the unsung heroes, the unclassifiable oddities, the (Ebay lingo) RARE, the eclectic and the unexpected that we (and you) are interested in. In the next months, we will cover some of our finds and of course, inform about current and upcoming sales.

Be it Running BareJim Nesbitt's nudist take on the Big Bopper classic, new genres such as Country Popcorn, raving Bo Diddley style instros like The Everpresent Fullness' Doin' A Number or historical artifacts like one of Sylvia Robinson's first singles - we will make it available. 

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