I'd like to initiate a thread about appraisal of sound recordings.   I
know that there are many price guides out there, but there must be some
more substantial benchmark to go by.  What are the tools needed.  I
suppose an extraordinary knowledge of all recorded media and the history
of market prices for any and all.  But what does one do when confronted
with something that has never been sold before?  No known precedent?

Any takers?


>>> [log in to unmask] 3/2/2004 1:48:00 PM >>>
 We had talked about this project at some length but I have not heard
you recently.  Have you worked out what you plan to do?

Steve Smolian

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Appraisal of Sound Recordings

> I seek advice from those on the list who are invoved in appraising
> recordings. It concerns buying collections and "market" prices for
> original interviews. Please contact me off list at
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> Thanks,
> Steve Weiss
> Director, Southern Folklife Collection