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Jim Coulter's SUN 78's Collection, (Auction #1) Highlights!

Closes Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm PT

Welcome to an auction of a world class collection of original SUN and SUN label related 78 rpm records. Yes, it is the legendary Jim Coulter collection!

For years, Mr. Coulter aggressively went after SUN,
Meteor and other Memphis related 78's attempting to amass a complete collection. He also collected Blues and other records recorded at SUN, but released by other labels.

Jim put his heart and soul into finding these 78's. If he located one he needed, he was relentless in pursuing it. Jim never obtained all the SUN 78's — I'm actually not sure if anyone has ever — but he got pretty darn close! And to top it off, most of his records are in very good condition.

Now in his 70's, Mr. Coulter has decided to call it good and stop his searching, thus giving others a chance to acquire his treasures, some of which are almost never for sale . . . until now.

SUN and anything related to it brings very spirited bidding as collectors worldwide are constantly trying to complete the label or add their favorites to their collection. Bidder beware — the super rarities should have aggressive bidding and much competition and even the more common items should generate numerous bids.

Because Mr. Coulter has so many high value records, I am splitting up his collection into at least five auctions. The next one will be just after the new year, in January or February. This is YOUR chance to get the "pick of the litter" of an amazing SUN and SUN related collection.

Questions are always welcome and, if possible, request a CALL BACK to give you the best shot at obtaining the records you can't live without! Nothing is being held back so if you don't see what you want in this auction, check out my next one.

Good luck to all bidders!

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Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #1, complete-list

1. Handy Jackson — "Got My Application, Baby / Trouble" SUN 177M- One of the very FIRST SUN label releases and very, very scarce! Didn't sell worth beans and almost never for sale these days either. GORGEOUS COPY! MB $1,500

2. Chicago Sunny Boy aka Joe Hill Louis — "Love You Baby / On The Floor" METEOR 5008VGSTUNNING WHITE LABEL PROMO of the RAREST METEOR RELEASE OF ALL! Almost never for sale at any price! If you collect the label, this is the one to have! MB $2,000

3. Tommy Blake And The Rhythm Rebels — "Lordy Hoody/Flat Foot Sam" SUN 278 M- MB $100

8. Johnny Cash — "I Just Thought You'd Like To Know/It's Just About Time" SUN 309 VG This is the point where even the Johnny Cash 78's get tough to find — 45's were dominating the sales and 78's were well on the way out. MB $100

9. Johnny Cash — "Luther Played The Boogie /Thanks A Lot" SUN 316M- EVEN RARER LATE ONE MB $300

13. Billy (The Kid) Emerson — "The Woodchuck / I'm Not Going Home" SUN 203M- HIS RAREST ONE!!! MB $500

14. Charlie Feathers — "Peepin' Eyes/I've Been Deceived" FLIP 503 VG+ MB $300

15. Charlie Feathers — "Peepin' Eyes / I've Been Deceived" SUN 503M- Same as item #14, but much, much rarer on SUN than on FLIP MB $500

17. Rosco Gordon — "Just Love Me Baby/Weeping Blues" FLIP 227 MINT RARE ONE MB $300

19. Hardrock Gunter — "Gonna Dance All Night / Fallen Angel" SUN 201M- TOUGH ONE MB $750

24. Jerry Lee Lewis And his Pumping Piano — "Crazy Arms/End Of The Road" SUN 259 M- MB $200

25. Jerry Lee Lewis — "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On/It'll Be Me" SUN 267 M- MB $100

26. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "High School Confidential/Fools Like Me" SUN 296 M- MB $100

27. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Break-Up/I'll Make It All Up To You" SUN 303 M- This is the point where the Jerry Lee 78's start to get RARE MB $200

28. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "I'll Sail My Ship Alone/It Hurt Me So" SUN 312 VG+ EVEN RARER MB $200

30. The Miller Sisters — "There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong/You Can Tell Me Anything" SUN 230 VG+ MB $100

31. Miller Sisters — "Ten Cats Down/Finders Keepers" SUN 255 M- MB $100

32. Little Milton — "Beggin' My Baby/Somebody Told Me" SUN 194 MINT MB $100

33. Little Milton — "Alone And Blue/If You Love Me" SUN 200 VG+ MB $200

34. Little Milton — "Lookin' For My Baby/Homesick For My Baby" SUN 220 M-/VG+ RARE MB $200

35. Roy Orbison And Teen Kings — "Ooby Dooby/Go! Go! Go!" SUN 242 MINT MB $100

38. Little Junior's Blue Flames — "Mystery Train/Love My Baby" SUN 192 MINT MB $300

39. Carl Perkins — "Movie Magg/Turn Around" FLIP 501 M- GORGEOUS COPY MB $500

40. Carl Perkins — "Gone, Gone, Gone/Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing" SUN 224 M- MB $200

47. Earl Peterson — "Boogie Blues/In The Dark" SUN 197 VG+ MB $100

48. Barbara Pitman — "I Need A Man/No Matter Who's To Blame" SUN 253 MINT Small sticker stain on the A-side label MB $300

49. Elvis Presley — "Milkcow Blues Boogie /You're A Heartbreaker" SUN 215VG+ Rarest of the Presley SUN releases! MB $500

50. Elvis Presley — "Baby Let's Play House/I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" SUN 217 VG ULTRA RARE SAMPLE COPY MB $300

59. Doctor Ross — "Chicago Breakdown/Come Back Baby" SUN 193 M- MB $400

60. Doctor Ross — "The Boogie Disease /Juke Box Boogie" SUN 212VG+ AUTOGRAPHED on the label by Doctor Ross!!! There can't be too many like this! However, the record is "backed" by something for framing and the B-side is therefore unplayable . . . unless you can somehow remove it.MB $500

62. Howard Seratt — "Troublesome Waters/I Must Be Saved" SUN 198 VG MB $100

65. Sun Spot Quartet — "I Want To Pay My Vow/On That Judgement Day" SUN SPOT 1002 VG+ SUPER RARE LABEL OWNED BY SAM PHILLIPS BEFORE SUN . . . Judd Phillips introduces the Gospel Quartet, wol as shown MB $100

68. Rufus Thomas, Jr. — "Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money" SUN 188VG+ ULTRA RARE WHITE LABEL PROMO and AUTOGRAPHED BY RUFUS THOMAS!! SUN PROMO 78's are super, super rare! MB $500

73. Hayden Thompson — "Love My Baby/One Broken Heart" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3517 M- MB $100

77. Wayne Powers — "Point Of View/My Love Song" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3523 M- MB $50

81. The Angel Voices — "Tell The Angels/Walkin' & Talkin' With Jesus" METEOR 5020 VG+/M- PROMO COPY MB $100

82. Sunny Blair — "Gonna Let You Go / Please Send My Baby Back" METEOR 5006MINT RARE ONE AND JUST FABULOUS MB $1,000

87. Charlie Feathers With Jody And Jerry — "Tongue-Tied Jill / Get With It" METEOR 5032VG+ ROCKABILLY MASTERPIECE MB $700

90. Elmore James — "I Believe/I Held My Baby Last Night" METEOR 5000 VG+ MB $50

92. Little Milton With Playmates Of Rhythm — "Let's Boogie Baby/Love At First Sight" METEOR 5040 VG MB $50

97. Haward Swords With The Blue Light Boys — "You Will Have To Pay/I'm Lonely As I Can Be" METEOR 5012 VG+ MB $75

99. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats — "My Real Gone Rocket/Tuckered Out" CHESS 1469 M- MB $200

102. Harmonica Frank — "Howlin' Tomcat/She's Done Moved" CHESS 1494 VG+ MB $100

103. Harmonica Frank — "Step It Up And Go/Swamp Root" CHESS 1475 VG+ MB $150

106. Johnny Lewis aka Joe Hill Louis — "She's Taking All My Money / Jealous Man" ROCKIN' 517 • MINT FABULOUS MB $750

107. Doctor Ross And His Jump And Jive Boys — "Doctor Ross Boogie /Country Clown" CHESS 1504M- Small sticker remnants on A-side label — RARE! MB $400

109. Joe Alexander And The Cubans With CHUCK BERRY — "Oh Maria/I Hope These Words Will Find You Well" BALLAD 1008 M- CHUCK BERRY'S FIRST RECORD MB $200

118. Elvis Presley — "One Night/I Got Stung" RCA VICTOR 20-7410 VG RAREST ONE on RCA from 1959 MB $200

Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #1, complete-list