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 Post subject: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:52 pm 
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Victor I
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As my name states I am a picker so rarely would pay more than 1.00 for a record, more often 25 or 50 cents. I have found some very scarce records, but after looking at my Victor series, not a single 23000, early or late. Never seen 1 in six years (I live in PA). Go looking for records multiple times weekly. Yea, I know they are depression era, but not seeing a single one in the wild in 6 long years....Are they that tough?


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:10 am 
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I wouldn't say they're "tough", they do turn up here in NY and I see them frequently at Wayne shows, but you'll be shelling out more than a couple of bucks for them most of the time, especially if the disc isn't roofing nail played gray.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:19 am 
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I never pay attention to any of the numbers on any of my records :? I just buy and play what I like to hear. I guess I should start being less ignorant of what I buy/own/sell. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am 
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travisgreyfox wrote:
I never pay attention to any of the numbers on any of my records :? I just buy and play what I like to hear. I guess I should start being less ignorant of what I buy/own/sell. :lol:


My collection is mostly made up of things I like to listen to also, mostly. There's nothing wrong with knowledge though, it's certainly gotten me some great deals, but still I stick mainly to buying what I enjoy and paying accordingly or walking away. I've said many times that when a hobby turns into some sort of competition or a money hungry pursuit from greed, it's no longer a hobby (and to me, no longer enjoyable!)

Still, there are lots of great records out there to be found although I just don't bother looking seriously in my area at shops or sales any longer. I've bought quite a few significant collections to keep me busy for years to come, but I enjoy every minute of going through them and finding new discoveries. Most single discs I get now come from mail auctions, I stopped buying or even looking at eBay years ago for several reasons, most of which have been discussed here at length.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Forgive my ignorance, but is there something distinct about the 23000 series? Does it have a separate identity/genre?


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:05 pm 
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Zenger wrote:
Forgive my ignorance, but is there something distinct about the 23000 series? Does it have a separate identity/genre?


Have a look ! : http://78discography.com/vic23000.html

Blues, dance bands, jazz of the kind that is highly sought today. There are records in there that in top condition could command four figures now. Good stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:29 pm 
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well, I pay attention to the numbers simply because I also enjoy collecting by series, I started with baseball cards and coins as a kid and teen so always enjoyed checklists etc. So I do enjoy the thrill of the hunt, besides the music, whether the record could eventually "sell" for 10 cents or 100 dollars. I keep 95% of what i buy, Re the music, 98% of what I buy I am hearing for the first time, and am continuously intrigued.


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 Post subject: Re: rarity of Victor 23000 series
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:17 am 
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I have about ¾ of them up to 23041- the ones following that are pretty much unobtanium unless you have millions in the bank... I'm fortunate that i am a jazz fanatic and not a blues fanatic, LOL!


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