$2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Help me find the value of my records? <B>Please exercise due diligence in researching your items before posting to this forum.</B> The Helpful Hints sticky contains valuable resources. Also, <U>no buying or selling</U> and <U>no long lists or flooding</U>. Please use the <B>Your Wants</B> forum for records you are looking for.

Moderator: Guild Moderators

Post Reply
mackdaddyg
R.C.Guild-SM
R.C.Guild-SM
Posts: 2081
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:04 pm

$2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by mackdaddyg » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:01 pm

As I've stated before, I don't like keeping track of monetary value when it comes to records, but I like looking at Collectorsfrenzy.com because it's interesting to see what does sell.

This was the top seller from a couple of days ago. Eight bids, two grand and change for the final bid, all for a record with no description at all.

Any idea why it went so high?

heyjoe
R.C.Guild-SM
R.C.Guild-SM
Posts: 405
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:21 am
Location: cottonfields back home

RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by heyjoe » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:20 pm

Here's the way I think about it. There's some guy who, to a Chinese collector, is the equivalent of Charley Patton or Robert Johnson on 78. An obscure 78 from the 30s or 40s would bring out the bidders. I couldn't find the specific 78 you mention--did you mean to put a link?

mackdaddyg
R.C.Guild-SM
R.C.Guild-SM
Posts: 2081
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:04 pm

Re: RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by mackdaddyg » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:01 pm

heyjoe wrote:I couldn't find the specific 78 you mention--did you mean to put a link?
Groan! Yes, I meant to put a link, but I'm dumb.

Here it is:

http://www.collectorsfrenzy.com/details ... m____35645

User avatar
CactusCowboy
R.C.Guild-M-SMR
R.C.Guild-M-SMR
Posts: 10271
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:25 pm
Location: Powell, Wyoming

RE: Re: RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by CactusCowboy » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:37 pm

I think heyjoe sized up the situation correctly. I look at those labels and have no idea who the artist is.

stephenjaye
R.C.Guild-SM
R.C.Guild-SM
Posts: 349
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:07 pm

RE: Re: RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by stephenjaye » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:07 pm

Anyone notice the rekkid was pressed in India?
"Thirty Years Late... But What A Trip!"

User avatar
wurlitzer1450
R.C.Guild-SMR
R.C.Guild-SMR
Posts: 4446
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:26 am
Location: near the little town of Nervous, New Mexico

$2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by wurlitzer1450 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:00 pm

the lovely rockola is here with me and has not only translated the writing on the label but she knows the history of this famous chinese artist, she [Zhou Xuan] is well known in asia.
the label reads: Shanghai Nights by Zhou Xuan and the record company doesn't translate very well but roughly it means "Shanghai Hundred generation Record Company".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjXYwDNhMG8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Xuan
near the little town of nervous, new mexico

mackdaddyg
R.C.Guild-SM
R.C.Guild-SM
Posts: 2081
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:04 pm

RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by mackdaddyg » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:25 pm

So is she the Robert Johnson of China?

User avatar
wurlitzer1450
R.C.Guild-SMR
R.C.Guild-SMR
Posts: 4446
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:26 am
Location: near the little town of Nervous, New Mexico

RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by wurlitzer1450 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:35 pm

not even close to it, she is one of the top 7 pop singers of all time from china. i don't really know why this record sold for so much. i would rank Zhou with popular vocalists from the usa like doris day, peggy lee, jo stafford, and patti page. as to why this record sold for 2K could be poor Asians who made lots of money later in life and want the items they couldn't afford in their youth.
near the little town of nervous, new mexico

jimboo
R.C.Guild-SM
R.C.Guild-SM
Posts: 1141
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:20 pm
Location: Scotland
Contact:

RE: $2K for a "Chinese 78 rpm"?

Post by jimboo » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:21 pm

China is becoming the biggest market out, A large middle class entering middle age and with only one kid per family plenty of money to spend.

Post Reply

Return to “Value”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests