Holdridge Records. Selling rare and unusual classical vocal and instrumental recordings, primarily from the 78 rpm, pre-1950 era.

Record Grading and Bidding

Friday, January 13th, 2023, 6PM (NY time)

BID SUBMISSION: I would strongly suggest that overseas bids be posted by early December. Air Mail service can vary from a week to several weeks. Letter from the U.S. West Coast and Canada can likewise take likewise take an equal amount of time. You may FAX [1-631-598-5207] or E-MAIL [larhold@bway.net] at any time of day or night. TELEPHONE CALLS are accepted weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. NY time. Other times the calls will be received via answering machine. In this case be sure to leave your name. If a return call is needed also please leave your telephone number and/or e-mail address. Please send e-mail or fax bids prior to the final day if possible. Last year a number of bids arrived the final day, considerably slowing the closing and billing process. PLEASE ALSO DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR BID NUMBERS to be sure you are actually bidding on the items you wish. Including additional item information is advised as well.

RESULTS OF YOUR BIDS will be sent via postal mail at the latest ten days following the auction's closing. Please do not call regarding results of your bids as it only slows things down at this end. Thank you.

PAYMENT is due within thirty days of the auction's closing. Should your winning bids be beyond your budget at the moment or otherwise inconvenient, extended payments will be willingly accepted. These can be arranged as is comfortable for you. POSTAGE AND PACKING CHARGES are estimated. If it turns out that your billing for postage exceeded the actual postage charge plus $5.00 toward packing materials, please advise when the parcel arrives. The difference in your favor will be refunded. There is no longer USPS surface mail to overseas and Canadian destinations so all parcels are shipped via Air Mail.

Payment may be sent via PayPal (to larhold@bway.net) with 3.5% added for PayPal's charges to me; via dollar bank draft; and Bank Account Transfer. In this case $15.00 should be added to cover my bank's charge for accepting such payments. Also, Western Union offers a cash transfer program. Cash in U.S. Dollars is also accepted, here suggesting that you take appropriate postal safeguards (registered envelope, etc.). So far (in dozens of years) I've not experienced any disappearing cash, but I wouldn't want you to be the first!

HOW TO FIND IT: Records are in groups (see Auction Catalogue, Page 1) and each group is listed alphabetically by artist.

GRADING: Please note that the grading given includes both sides of a double-faced record unless otherwise indicate. Specific side problems are indicated. Many items have appropriately high grades as I try to be selective in what is listed. I can assure you that the condition indications are realistic and, if anything, tend to the conservative rather than the optimistic. SEE CATALOGUE PAGE ONE FOR GRADING SPECIFICS.

VINYL PRESSINGS: Ove the years, a number of special pressings have been produced using differing types of flexible material, ranging from "Vitrolac" by RCA in the early 1930s through various types of plastic or vinyl up to the fairly recent Historic Masters issues. I've made no attempt to differentiate and have referred to all such pressings as "vinyl". "Red vinyl" are mostly test pressings produced by RCA Victor in the 1930s and '40s with a red plastic material.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BID? The amounts given for the items are bidding starting points. Bargains are indeed possible, but as there are many bidders, I would suggest keeping in mind realistic offers for items particularly sought. All bids (on or above the minimum figure) will of course be accepted and are very much appreciated. ANY QUESTIONS? If anything on the list is not clear or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail (larhold@bway.net), fax (1-631-691-5207) or call (1-631-598-2409).

ANY QUESTIONS? If anything on the list is not clear or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to telephone [1-631-598-2409, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays], answering machine operating when I am not available. Fax number is 631-691-5207 [available at all times] or e-mail larhold@bway.net

Holdridge Records
Mail: 54 East Lake Drive, Amityville, NY, 11701-3211 USA
Voice: 631-598-2409 • Fax: 631-691-5207
Email: larhold@bway.net

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