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Manships Auction Results 5 -12 - 2012

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Peaches Baby C/w My Only Love

SHRINE TIME!

You are viewing one of the rarest most coveted Northern Soul records on the planet.

No words from me or anyone else for that matter, can accurately illustrate the extreme rarity, the humongous kudos this Northern Soul Holy Grail has gathered other the decades from being totally unobtainable, to even the world’s finest collections.

This is it Northern Soul collectors - most likely your one and only chance of owning the pinnacle of Northern Soul collecting.

Condition of vinyl and labels are just fabulous.. tiny discreet X on label otherwise immaculate. And when you consider the another proud owner of this title, his copy is broken in pieces and is still regarded the greatest record he owns, that somewhat puts this fine Ex+ copy into the right perspective,.

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 8,596.00

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Ronnie & Joyce

We've Got The Feeling C/w The Very Thought Of Loving

Totally vibrant UNISSUED Bobby Martin Philadelphia session with the duo who delighted the Northern Soul with “On The Stage Of Love”

This was most likely scheduled as their next 45 release, but never happened.

Spectacular 4 beats to the bar Northern Soul with Joyce’s lead supported by a highly-pitched girl-group backing all woven into an upbeat production. An instant and decidedly different ear-catching tune that would certainly rock-the-floor.

As far as we know this is unique one-off studio take, shelved and never used.

Want a special exclusive? This fits just nicely - Sir…

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 210.00

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M'taboo

Losing Your Love

A near unpronounceable artist name and a label i’ve never come across before make this one hell of an obscure 70s winner without even a listen. My suspicions are this incredibly rare 45 comes from New Hampshire, not a place you think of whilst searching for rare soul.

So click the sound file to reveal a 45 bristling with potential on the in-vogue jazz/funk slated scene that’s welcoming sounds with a difference.

Infectious one one play, utterly contagious after 3..

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 125.00

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Matt "ti" Mattison And The Minit Men

Don't Make Me Cry C/w Please Don't

You can be forgiven for giving this rarity more tan a second glance - the label is testament to 60s label-art and I’ve never sen anything on this label before or since.

It hails from Texas’s hotbed for independent 60s music - San Antonio has given the soul scene so many colourful, weird & rare creations to chase over the years and here is yet another to add to the list.

Top side is an unusual slab of Texas Northern Soul, flip is an equally different a Deep Soul ballad.

The Northern Soul dragnet has missed one, rarity completely assured, along with everlasting label beauty!

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The winning bid was £ 84.00

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Johnny Maestro And The Crests

I'm Stepping Out Of The Picture C/w Afraid Of Love

A BEAST OF A BALLAD HEAVEN!

Rising to fame in the late 80s as an 100 Club anthem - this 45 remains today firmly at the top of it’s genre.

This s the Big City Sound at it’s heart-moving best, a mountain of a production which the expressive Mr. Maestro & Group belt out a defiant theme.

Personally I just love it to death, and on the few occasions I hear it played out - it still moves my reluctant feet towards the dance-floor.

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 462.00

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Formations

At The Top Of The Stairs C/w Magic Melody

The Pink is so vibrantly-gorgeous the scanner reflects from it’s brightness, adorned with the silver “A” it is a resplendent thing of beauty in the flesh.

Yes, the 60s British MGM DEMO is a captivating irresistible piece of vinyl coveted by all serious British record-collectors. So when one of the finest club-classics comes to market in this format and in just the finest imaginable condition.

Expect competition from perfectionists and Demo addicts alike, this is a sublime copy of a timeless NS classic with a killer flipside.

Don’t miss this one…

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The winning bid was £ 420.00

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Billy Thompson

Black-eyed Girl C/w Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

If your priorities whilst collecting Rare Soul is condition and preferring the more elusive local first presses, this 45 delivers on both points.

Columbus is the local Boston, Massachusetts release and this copy is a blinder!

Flawless vinyl and labels offering a punchy Northern Soul favourite that has never been re-issued or bootlegged, with the flipside churning out mood-changing Deep Soul of the very highest calibre.

This offering gives the owner rare first press status, flawless condition throughout & two outstanding sides from two different genres.

A perfect capture - if you can…

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 328.00

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Velvet Satins

Nothing Can Compare To You C/w Up On The Rooftop

Northern Soul timeless classic hunters this example is not only a seldom-seen format it is also in “as New” condition.

Looks stunning, plays perfect, both labels are flawless, close inspection of the vinyl only revealed the light of sleeve brush blemishes in strong light!

You don’t need me to tell you just how difficult it is to acquire the Real-Deal proper Northern Soul classics in this standard of condition in 2012…

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The winning bid was £ 182.00

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Soul Twins

Quick Change Artist C/w Give The Man A Chance

So who gonna get lucky this Christmas?

To own this most-fantastic Detroit Double-sider in MINT condition, complete with it’s original June 30th. 1967 mailer from Atlantic; is a very special gift indeed.

Historical piece of Northern Soul with unparalleled provenance that’s gonna be hard to beat for delighting the Northern soul classic collector this Christmas!

Loved-ones take action - your Dad, Hubby or Lady Love deserves to own this UNIQUE offering…

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 319.00

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Bob Merlis & Davin Seay

Heart & Soul - 1995 Boxed & Signed Edition.

the ULTIMATE Christmas present for lovers of Black - Art.

one of only 150 ever made - 1995 special BOXED edition # 30 / 150

Autographed by foreword writer ETTA JAMES & author DAVIN SEAY

A CELEBRATION OF BLACK MUSIC STYLE IN AMERICA 1930 to 1975

An what a celebration - this is the most impressive coffee table book I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

includes the most artistic Soul Album covers, rarest event posters, picture sleeves, label scans, artist pics, handbills just an eye-popping experience. Published 1995 this limited special edition comes in a special black hessian bound box with the book bound in a hardback hessian finish cover.

One of only 150 ever made that were distributed to USA music industry hierarchy signed by ETTA JAMES and the author Davin Seay. All individually numbered 1 out of 150. Hideously RARE

NOBODY in UK has ever had the rarity available for sale before - This we think is the ultimate Christmas gift and we believe we’ll be demonstrating a great investment as the years go by.

remember SIGNED BY FOREWORD writer ETTA JAMES # 30/150

That just says it all, doesn’t it..

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The winning bid was £ 111.00

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Holly St. James

That's Not Love

The Queen of the Dance-Floor pleasers.

The kettle-drum intro always ignites a charge to the dancefloor and has done since the 70s when this was NS Anthem simultaneously at Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier.

There are few Northern Soul turntable choices that universally gather up a larger Soul-Swarm than “Holly” does. DJ’s you’ll never “lose” a floor again, just tickle Holly with the stylus - they’ll come running back…

Before you today is a pristine copy still retaining it’s “birth” sleeve with the label stamped with the received date. Immaculate…

Sorry, this item has already been won!

The winning bid was £ 863.00

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Brenda Holloway

Together 'til The End Of Time C/w Sad Song

There has been much said and written about the exploits of Frank Wilson, Marc Gordon and Hal Davis in Los Angeles, crafting some of the finest 60s soul-dance music ever made.

Let’s now consider another side to this skilled trio and the California songbird they lifted from obscurity to Motown Diva status.

This 1965 British TMG 556 showcases the art of the soul ballad perfectly. With Brenda’s outpourings perfecting embroidered within two precise productions. This is arguably Brenda’s least known Tamla 45 but quite easily her most soulful.

Step aside all Motown Sisters - I can think of none who can hold a light to this lady’s controlled, expressive and emotional delivery that sends shivers down your back…

This 1965 UK 45 is in the type of consider where you’ll never consider looking for an upgrade.

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The winning bid was £ 119.00

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No disrespect to whoever bought it, but nor do I - That's collecting for you, and I'm sure whoever it is, is well happy to 'at last' get it in their mits!

I'm also sure that person wouldn't like some of my records.....it has been known! :elvis::D

Len :thumbsup:

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No disrespect to whoever bought it, but nor do I - That's collecting for you, and I'm sure whoever it is, is well happy to 'at last' get it in their mits!

I'm also sure that person wouldn't like some of my records.....it has been known! :elvis::D

Len :thumbsup:

You are correct of course Len. It's all about opinion and as you say collectors "collect". I'm sure the buyer will be very excited that they've managed to nail a major "want" and I'm genuinely pleased for em - but it don't do owt for me.

Peter

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No disrespect to whoever bought it, but nor do I - That's collecting for you, and I'm sure whoever it is, is well happy to 'at last' get it in their mits!

I'm also sure that person wouldn't like some of my records.....it has been known! :elvis::D

Len :thumbsup:

not a bad record but very very stupid money. :g:

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even worse its fooking awful the only redeming feature is the instrumental is good

Nonsense.

Stunningly good vocals, terrifically innovative harmonies, and as soulful as it gets.

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I actually think it is obscene to pay £8.5k for a record :facepalm:

All collectable items find their market values at particular points in time. Artistic objects very often reach high values, especially when they are rare, highly desirable (at least to some) and only come up for sale infrequently.

What is a gem stone actually 'worth', other than when a woman sees it and she thinks 'Mmm, shiny, it would look pretty on me if I wear it'?

In terms of the money spent, it is never actually 'wasted'. When some very rich person (Leon Black, reportedly) bought the recently auctioned painting The Scream by Edvard Munch for $120 million, the Norwegian former owner (Petter Olsen) planned to build a hotel and an art museum with some of the proceeds. Before the purchase the money was just sitting in the US financier's bank account.

The point is, the money all goes back into society eventually. No money was actually created or destroyed. And when people have money, they buy whatever it is they want to buy.

And sometimes, collectables even go up in value for their lucky owners.

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I actually think it is obscene to pay £8.5k for a record :facepalm:

Have to agree - but collecting at that level is for a very few.

The rest of us have to spend time digging for the little gems out there that don't cost a fortune and that are superior in most cases (imo) to these Trophy items..

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All collectable items find their market values at particular points in time. Artistic objects very often reach high values, especially when they are rare, highly desirable (at least to some) and only come up for sale infrequently.

What is a gem stone actually 'worth', other than when a woman sees it and she thinks 'Mmm, shiny, it would look pretty on me if I wear it'?

In terms of the money spent, it is never actually 'wasted'. When some very rich person (Leon Black, reportedly) bought the recently auctioned painting The Scream by Edvard Munch for $120 million, the Norwegian former owner (Petter Olsen) planned to build a hotel and an art museum with some of the proceeds. Before the purchase the money was just sitting in the US financier's bank account.

The point is, the money all goes back into society eventually. No money was actually created or destroyed. And when people have money, they buy whatever it is they want to buy.

And sometimes, collectables even go up in value for their lucky owners.

Bit too heavy I think.

£8 1/2 is not gonna change the World and to be honest the subject matter is the Value of the Record and not the Audit Trail that accompanies the Monies !

Got to say that anything is only worth what someone is willing to pay. More power to the Buyer, may possible complete the collection and so the Sum has the greater value than the one. Could have bought me Cecil Washington plus a few more. Just jealousy because we can't afford or justify such an outlay. Worth more than my Car - how sad/good is that ( Delete where applicable !! )

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If I had the money I would pay that for it I think it's a quality tune on a quality label and rare as they get. Basically for me this tune epitomises the scene in every way.

So come on you lot if money was no object you wouldn't of had a bid ???

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All collectable items find their market values at particular points in time. Artistic objects very often reach high values, especially when they are rare, highly desirable (at least to some) and only come up for sale infrequently.

What is a gem stone actually 'worth', other than when a woman sees it and she thinks 'Mmm, shiny, it would look pretty on me if I wear it'?

In terms of the money spent, it is never actually 'wasted'. When some very rich person (Leon Black, reportedly) bought the recently auctioned painting The Scream by Edvard Munch for $120 million, the Norwegian former owner (Petter Olsen) planned to build a hotel and an art museum with some of the proceeds. Before the purchase the money was just sitting in the US financier's bank account.

The point is, the money all goes back into society eventually. No money was actually created or destroyed. And when people have money, they buy whatever it is they want to buy.

And sometimes, collectables even go up in value for their lucky owners.

The difference between a gem stone having a value and a record having a value is the gem stone is an accepted commodity because there is only so much of it on the planet. Cutting it and presenting it adds to the cosmetic value but the intrinsic value is in the commodity.

A work of art is a one off, somebody produces something by craft and imagination that is thought to be beautiful and is thus sought after and so becomes valuable, although it has no intrinsic value in the materiel it is made of. I actually think the prices paid for works of art are obscene too.

A record is just something that is a medium enabling a sound to be recorded. The sound can be reproduced on any other medium used for recording sounds. So it should be the sound that is important as that is the creative part. (Ooops, heading to an OVO argument)

Collecting records is an interesting hobby but paying £8.5k for something that in itself has no intrinsic value is barking as well as obscene IMHO.

I don't think I'd feel differently if I won the lottery, I'd be able to buy more records but I'd still not pay over the odds, I certainly wouldn't drop thousands of pounds on a record just to have it and I'd only buy records that were really good. I'd rather give £8.5k away than spend it something as frivolous as a record. (Don't start forming a queue :D ).

As for the money going back to society - how do you work that one out? Money doesn't really exist, it is just something that acts as a middleman in a barter.

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Money doesn't really exist, it is just something that acts as a middleman in a barter.

... if that were true, spending any amount (£8.5k or otherwise) can hardly be 'obscene'.

Money is what money does. Or is a a means of attributing or holding value. So of course it always goes back into society.

Nothing gained, nothing lost. The money will all eventually be spent (and most of it taxed!) in society.

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And another thing (... yes, there's more!!):

If (as I suspect) the buyer was from overseas, and if (as I suspect) the seller was from the UK - as was the broker, then the UK economy and UK society will benefit from this transaction.

Assuming of course that some of the £8.5k will be spent in good old Blighty.

Peaches all round ... Baby!!

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I actually think it is obscene to pay £8.5k for a record :facepalm:

It's all relative.

Don't forget that all the 'city banking' types are still getting awarded 6 figure sums as Xmas bonuses (even though they bankrupted the country only 4 years back).

.... AND ... what time of the year is it ...... almost Xmas ..... so those 'hard working' *ankers will all have loads of money burning holes in their pockets in the next 2 weeks.

I'd guess that guys like Paul T (full name withheld to protect the innocent) will be spending his usual £thousands at Manships over the 'bonus period'.

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apparently the counts 45 on shrine single-handedly revived the british economy

... it's a start! Albeit ever so humble. :hatsoff2:

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If I had the money I would pay that for it I think it's a quality tune on a quality label and rare as they get. Basically for me this tune epitomises the scene in every way.

So come on you lot if money was no object you wouldn't of had a bid ???

No I wouldn't, only because it doesn't do it for me, also it doesn't "epitomise the scene in every way" for me at all......But, if I had the money, yes I would pay 'what it takes' to get certain records - Heck, most of us stretch ourselves way too far, because in our heads, money doesn't count when it comes to records - Guilty as charged! :yes::D

In fact we’re probably worse, because I bet that this particular buyer could easily afford the £8,500.00 for this record, whereas every so often I spend what I regard as a lot of money on a record, when deep down I really know I shouldn’t! :shhh:

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

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It's all relative.

Don't forget that all the 'city banking' types are still getting awarded 6 figure sums as Xmas bonuses (even though they bankrupted the country only 4 years back).

.... AND ... what time of the year is it ...... almost Xmas ..... so those 'hard working' *ankers will all have loads of money burning holes in their pockets in the next 2 weeks.

I'd guess that guys like Paul T (full name withheld to protect the innocent) will be spending his usual £thousands at Manships over the 'bonus period'.

I can’t believe where this thread is going, but hey it beats where they usually go (You know the one) :)

Yes, the banks lent us all that money when they shouldn’t have done - But we borrowed it! Chr*t I remember vividly, writing out an application for a 'Self Cert' mortgage and being ‘told’ to say I earn £89,000.00 per year…..I was fifteen years old! :ohmy:

…..ok, the last bit was a little exaggerated, but you know what I mean - We’re all guilty to a point for the mess we’re in and now we have to stop moaning, going on strike etc, and get on with it (In my humble opinion of course) :yes:

……Right - Back on topic please!

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

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No I wouldn't, only because it doesn't do it for me, also it doesn't "epitomise the scene in every way" for me at all......But, if I had the money, yes I would pay 'what it takes' to get certain records - Heck, most of us stretch ourselves way too far, because in our heads, money doesn't count when it comes to records - Guilty as charged! :yes::D

In fact we’re probably worse, because I bet that this particular buyer could easily afford the £8,500.00 for this record, whereas every so often I spend what I regard as a lot of money on a record, when deep down I really know I shouldn’t! :shhh:

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

Your not alone Len but you know that anyway lol

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apparently the counts 45 on shrine single-handedly revived the british economy

don't think so Bob :g: :g: :g:

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If I had the money I would pay that for it I think it's a quality tune on a quality label and rare as they get. Basically for me this tune epitomises the scene in every way.

So come on you lot if money was no object you wouldn't of had a bid ???

Actually, apart from what it sounds like (I.M.H.O) as far as the exclusivity / rarity goes, you do have a point! So to 're-cap' - If I wanted to explain to someone what epitomises the Soul Scene, I would ‘show’ them this record (If I had it of course!) But I would ‘play’ them Edie Parker — I’m Gone’ - Confused? You will be! :D

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

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