Online 78 record dating
Lots of people, have thanked me for this "crash course" on the value of 78s and how to sell them. I wrote it to help people so they can get a fair price when selling their 78s.
For additional help, see my other article on this topic, called The Value of Old 78s.
Some beginners are just happy to add additional titles to their growing collections. If you recognize some names in your collection as being the names of artists who played lots of easy listening music, then the collection as a whole may be a dud.
Names that indicate a collection of dull (or at least hard to sell) 78s include Bing Crosby (on Decca label--early Crosby on the Brunswick label is good), Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, Xavier Cugat, Morton Gould, Nelson Eddy, Frankie Laine, Frankie Carle, Dinah Shore, Lily Pons, Fred Waring on Decca label (I like Waring's Pennsylvanians on Victor records of the 1920s!
People often ask me, "How can I sell the collection of 78s that my dad left to me when he died?
" I cannot identify here everything to look for in your record collection but can give basic tips.
If you do find a buyer for your 78s via the internet, you'll probably end up mailing the records.
If you have never mailed 78s through the mail before, I can tell you how to do it.
When I buy 78s from people, I usually send an "empty box" to those sellers ahead oftime.I'm always glad to get more 78s, but I'm not actually addicted to them.No collector enjoys making offers on 78s that aren't actually for sale (that is one reason I stopped assessing records for strangers--people sent me lists but I soon learned that most who sent lists just wanted free assessments and were not serious about selling the records).I keep these 4 ot 5 of these boxes handy--just the right size for 78s (I am talking about a box within a bigger box, with bubble-wrap and plastic peanuts for protection). When shipping heavy 78s, send your box UPS (the advantage is free insurance up to 0) or U. Postal (the advantage is that 4th class postage can be quite low).Compile your list of 78s, something that dealers can examine.