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Auction Ends Today: Herb Ward "Strange Change" Argo Unplayed Promo 45

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Herb Ward

This is the latest addition to our Auctions page, which features unbelievable treasures from the Louise Neal collection: A gorgeous copy of the rare promo release for "Strange Change" by Herb Ward, on Argo 5510, in its original Chess/Checker/Cadet group factory sleeve. This excellent Northern Soul dancer has fetched well over $900 in recent auctions. We opened the bidding at $650, and the current high bid is $750. The auction will end COB Friday (EST) 7/17.

Condition: M- (M-|M|M) After a deep cleaning, the shiny vinyl brightened right up, looking brand new, and the audio is likewise pristine. The label grade (M-) reflects a tiny arc of light ringwear on the A side label (see image).

If you are interested in bidding, please visit the Louise Neal Preview Auctions page for an explanation of the auction process. 

Louise Neal was a black female disk jockey from North Carolina who had a 3-hour Soul/RnB/Blues show from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. During that time, she collected thousands of (mostly) promo 45s at her home from the many record companies she was registered with for receiving promotional material--ABC, Atlantic/Atco, Chess/Checker/Cadet, Decca, Brunswick, Shout, Stax/Volt, Fame, Imperial, Jubilee, Okeh, Sue, Philles, SureFine, Vee-Jay, Kent, Duke, Bell, Paula/Ronn, Rojac, Peacock, Motown (all labels), Veep, Capitol, Modern, Dial, Jamie and many others. A large number of these precious 45s accumulated unopened in their original shipping packages after Neal left the business in 1967. Most are highly collectable and extremely rare Northern Soul singles with book Louise Nealvalues ranging well above $100... a few above $1,000! Many are pristine--unplayed and with a bare minimum of storage wear. Others may exhibit very light storage wear and/or an "x" marked on the label. A good many come in their original factory sleeve, some of which are rare and valuable on their own these days.

The collection also contains rarities and classics of interest to fans of RnB, Blues, Girl Groups, Doo Wop, and various other genres of Rock.

Louise Neal collection: Shipping packages for the promo 45sWe began selling records from the Louise Neal collection last month, and it will take years for us to get through everything. To see what's for sale, what's already sold, and what's coming up, visit the Louise Neal Collection page on Classic 45s (http://www.classic45s.com/). We continue to add more details about the collection as time permits. This page shows all the Louise Neal 45s we've added to date (some have sold).


Edited by Classic45s
Adding ending date information.

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