I’m selling a huge chunk of my Morrissey/Smiths collection right now on eBay. It mainly consists of doubles of items I already own and some really rare gems that I feel I can part with. I’m a longtime fan and collector and once again, I said “it’s time”.
I listed some of them with a rather heavy heart as it was tough letting some things go. That’s the nature of collecting though…at least for me. I can proudly say that I’ve owned most of the top Morrissey/Smiths rarities during my time as an avid collector and I don't regret any of the buying, selling or trading I've done. I’ve sold big pieces here and there over the years and now it’s time to sell off more pieces. I’m not selling anything because I need the money, what I need is more space. Living in a one bedroom apartment in New York City forces you to be a minimalist, and having a massive record collection kind of goes against that!
There are roughly 100+ auctions running at the moment, here’s a link to my seller list: http://www.ebay.com/sch/ginge_220/m....&_trksid=p3686
My Love Life Japanese EP (Sealed Promo Copy) w/ Jigsaw Puzzle
Viva Hate UK Promo Box Set Signed by Morrissey + Promo Flag
Satan Rejected My Soul UK 7" Test Pressing
The More You Ignore Me UK 7” Promo signed by Morrissey
Have-A-Go Merchant UK Promo 7"
Sweet And Tender Hooligan 12" (Sealed)
Shoplifters US 12” promo + Promo 'Shoplifter’ Bag
There Is A Light… US 12” promo
Plus many lots of other things including original vinyl bootlegs, silver-pressed CD bootlegs and fanzine lots. Not everything listed is rare, but a lot is.
I originally had up a copy of the Best of Morrissey promo CD with the unreleased bonus disc, but that was taken down since it was a CD-R. This was the fabled “Limited Edition Bonus CD” which was announced, but never released. I got it in 1998 from a friend of mine who worked at EMI at the time. It was a copy from the CD-R acetate. Ebay doesn’t like CD-Rs, so that’s no longer up… but if anyone’s interested in it, shoot me a PM with an offer.
I’m not looking for anything crazy since it’s not as earth shattering today as it would have been in 1998 (considering that all of the tracks have been released via bootlegs or official releases). However, the one special thing about this disc is that it’s the only way to hear “Striptease With A Difference” in perfect, studio quality. Unlike the Legge-leaked bootlegged version, this is a fully mastered studio version with no tape hiss or distortions… it’s perfect. This is probably the best of Morrissey’s early unreleased songs. I doubt it will ever see an official release since it was left off of both the Bona Drag and Viva Hate re-issues (and singles)… which would have been the perfect opportunities to release it.
The tracklisting of the Bonus CD-R is: Striptease With A Difference/Will Never Marry/Oh Phoney/November The Second
Also, I have a Dave And Ansil Collins “Double Barrel” 7" listed and while it has nothing to do with Morrissey, it is oddly related to our Moz universe. This particular copy was used to for the 1997 intro tape that was played before gigs. Boz Boorer made the intro tape on a DAT tape using mostly 7” records as the source. This was one of those records. It’s not really a big get… but I figured I’d mention it since it’s cheap. I didn’t mention that tidbit in the auction itself.
So, this will likely be my last phase of selling Moz stuff as I’m keeping the rest. I hope they all go to good fans who appreciated them as much as I did. There are no reserves and all the prices are fair. If you see anything you really like, good luck and I hope you get it. I'm not an eBay pro, I hardly use it in fact, but I'll respond to any questions sent to me.