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Which Exotica LP is most valuable?
ThreeTikis
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Posted: 2007-12-20 12:14 pm   Permalink

I got to wondering about my record collection’s value – Not that I would ever part with any. So I have a question for all you experts out there:

Which Exotica vinyl LP’s are considered to be the most rare and/or most valuable? And how much do you believe them to be worth?

I know that condition is a major factor in worth.

Brady


 
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2007-12-20 12:17 pm   Permalink


I am going to guess "Polynesian Fantasy" by the Out-Islanders.

Jack


 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-12-20 1:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-20 12:17, tabuzak wrote:

I am going to guess "Polynesian Fantasy" by the Out-Islanders.

Jack



Especially in stereo!!

I would also have to say the Paul Conrad album "Exotic Paradise" on Mahalo Records. This one is also pretty rare. Always goes for $100 or more in top condition.

Also ALL the albums by Paul Page seem to be impossible to find. $80+ on eBay

Here is one I have NEVER seen in stereo Jimmy Namaro's "Driftwood." This would fetch a pretty penny I'm sure.

I'm sure there are others.

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff




 
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2007-12-20 1:27 pm   Permalink


I won a copy of Polynsian Fantasy on Ebay a couple of years back (probably NOT stereo). It looked fine when I pulled it out of the sleeve but my jaw dropped as I watched it separate into two pieces on my turntable. Must have had a hairline crack in it. I confess to using a substitute CDr burn that I traded for with another collector. BUT! That's only until I get a real copy of my own!

I did manage to land a copy of the Conrad LP which I consider a puzzle. It may be hard to find, but it's disappointing musically.

I remember paying $100 for les Baxter's "Sacred Idol" at Footlight Records a looong time ago. But I think a lot of these can be picked up for a lot less these days. Prices dropped when the "lounge" craze lost it's footing.

This is probably a good time to be buying Exotica vinyl. A lot of it has been dug up and the prices have dropped after supply surpassed demand.

-Jack


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-12-20 1:28 pm   Permalink

Taboo 1/2



I have the only copy. It's really good. Martin Denny plays tuba on it.


 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-12-20 2:18 pm   Permalink



 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2007-12-20 7:27 pm   Permalink

what about the Original cover of Forbidden Island by Martin Denny?

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2007-12-20 8:53 pm   Permalink

The Tiki Gardens lp tends to sell in the $300-$500 range whenever it comes up on eBay.

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2007-12-20 9:33 pm   Permalink

It looks like a fair number of Exotica lps still bring strong prices on eBay. Here's a list of the top sellers in the last 30 days:

http://data.terapeak.com/?query=exotica&siteID=0&id=306&date_range=ThirtyDays&date=2007-07-05&

Agreed, some of these are "Space" Exotica, but there are still quite a few Polynesian ones on the list.

Sabu

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2007-12-20 9:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-20 13:27, tabuzak wrote:

I remember paying $100 for les Baxter's "Sacred Idol" at Footlight Records a looong time ago. But I think a lot of these can be picked up for a lot less these days. Prices dropped when the "lounge" craze lost it's footing.

-Jack




I remember when Tiki was just becoming collectible and eBay wasn't around yet, a copy of Martin Denny's "Exotica" #1 would sell for $100 in a record-store. Ebay helped to show that a lot of Exotica records weren't nearly as rare as we thought they were.

Sabu


 
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Carmine Verandah
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Posted: 2007-12-20 9:58 pm   Permalink

Value is in the heart of the beholder, dear sir.

La Verandah paid $4.99 each for mint copies of Arthur Lyman's "Taboo" and Martin Denny's "Quiet Village" at her local used vinyl emporium. Less than $20 for the first "Adventures in Paradise" compilation and about that much for an early Coral Records collection of Yma Sumac with a Peruvian folk musicians' accompaniment via Ebay.

You couldn't get her to part with 'em with a live cattle prod.


 
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2007-12-20 11:10 pm   Permalink


Exactly. We didn't have true thrift stores in Manhattan. I worked a few blocks form "Golden Oldies" on Carmine Street in the late 80s and I wanted "Havanah 3 am" so bad I paid $50 for it. Denny and Baxter albums could be had but for minimum $30 each. Yep, Colony was selling beat up copies of "Exotica" for $100. I bought a mono copy of Fantastica at Footlight Records for $75.

Buying from dealers like Jack Diamond or Preston Peek was actually saving me money in comparison. Then came the WFMU record fair. Now Ebay.

Hitting places out of town, like Jerry's in Pittsburgh, was like finding paradise lost. New York City is not a great place to shop for records. The west coast had us beat hands down.


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-12-21 02:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-20 21:33, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
It looks like a fair number of Exotica lps still bring strong prices on eBay. Here's a list of the top sellers in the last 30 days:

http://data.terapeak.com/?query=exotica&siteID=0&id=306&date_range=ThirtyDays&date=2007-07-05&

Agreed, some of these are "Space" Exotica, but there are still quite a few Polynesian ones on the list.

Sabu





Sabu, thanks for posting that link to terapeak.com. Amazing!


 
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Quiet Village Idiot
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Posted: 2007-12-21 03:53 am   Permalink

Nobody's mentioned "White Goddess" by Frank Hunter, which seems to go for $80-100.

 
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Quiet Village Idiot
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Posted: 2007-12-21 04:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-20 19:27, bigtikidude wrote:
what about the Original cover of Forbidden Island by Martin Denny?

Jeff(bigtikidude)




So which is the original cover?


 
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