For over 25 years Joe Lauro has held 1000s of catalogue and on-line auctions of rare pre-war 78s. Joe runs weekly auctions on EBAY under the user name ONEMINTJULIP10 and consistently realizes the highest prices paid at auction.
Recently Joe auctioned a ROBERT JOHNSON on VOCALION that sold for over $12,000 and a few years back achieved the highest EVER price paid for a 78 - $32,000 for a one of a kind GENNETT by KING OLIVER...WHY can we get these prices?
If you are not sure of what you have, please send us information by filling out this simple 78 RPM RECORD INFO FORM (PDF) and we will contact you.
If you or a family member were a SERIOUS COLLECTOR of pre-war jazz, blues, ragtime, cajun or country 78s
and need a TRUE VALUE appraisal for estate planning purposes contact us.
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We have appraised some of the largest INSTITUTIONAL and PERSONAL collections.
Former owner of COMMODORE MUSIC SHOP and legendary record producer
Joe Lauro of Historic Music created the appraisal for a vintage record collection of 250,000 78s which were donated to Syracuse University by the family of New York City’s LAST 78RPM Record store.
Teo was the top Jazz producer for Columbia Records from the 1950s until his retirement in the 1990s. He produced MILES DAVIS’s classic albums and helped establish DAVE BRUBECK as a top jazz recording artist. Joe Lauro of Historic Music created the appraisal used by Teo for the donation of his massive old record collection to George Washington University.