HPB Presents: Featured Collectibles Auction

Welcome to another exciting auction of rarities from the shelves of Half Price Books. This time around, we feature a collection of photos from Prince’s Act II New Power Generation tour, a story of America’s most successful bank robber and what is considered the Holy Grail of early Stevie Ray Vaughn recordings. Ready? Read on for more information!

Item #1: Prince Presents The Sacrifice of Victor

These black and white photographs taken by renowned Minnesota photojournalist Terry Gydesen are images from Prince’s Act II New Power Generation tour in 1993.  The collection features scores of photographs, song lyrics and quotes from the soon-to-be Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Rare.

Title: Prince Presents The Sacrifice of Victor

Photographer: Gydesen, Terry

Info: Paisley Park MN: Paisley Park Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Pp 103. In sealed publisher’s shrink-wrap.

Condition Fine.

Minimum bid: $1,000.

Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.com


Item #2: Robbing Banks Was My Business: The Story of John Harvey Bailey

This fascinating story chronicles the life of John Harvey Bailey, America’s most successful bank robber. Bailey was called “The Dean of American Bank Robbers,” robbing over a million dollars from banks in the 1920s and 30s and knew other noted crime figures such as Machine Gun Kelly, Alvin Karpis, and Pretty Boy Floyd. J. Evetts Haley’s other works include A Texan Looks at Lyndon, Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman and Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier among many others.

Title: Robbing Banks Was My Business: The Story of John Harvey Bailey

Author: Haley, Evetts J. 

Info: Canyon TX: Palo Duro Press, 1973. Hardcover. Blue cloth, black lettering to spine

Condition: Near Fine. Minimal rubbing to heel, corners. Dust jacket condition: Very good. Extremities rubbed, minor chipping to crown, edges; top rear panel chipped, crinkled.

Minimum bid: $250

Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.co


Item #3: A New Hi Dallas 1971

The Holy Grail of early Stevie Ray Vaughan recordings, A New Hi Dallas 1971 is a compilation of teenage bands from the Dallas area, including the fifteen-year-old Vaughan’s band Cast of Thousands. This scarce LP contains the first officially released recordings of the late Texas blues artist. Truly an amazing collector’s item.                  

Title: A New Hi Dallas 1971

Artist: Stevie Ray Vaughan with various artists

Info: Dallas TX: Tempo 2 Records, 1971. Stereo LP. Compilation album featuring bands from the Dallas area. Black vinyl, black label with white printing. Black and white cover. Includes original black and white poster with photographs of each band.

Condition: Vinyl condition: Very good plus. Minor surface scratches. Sleeve condition: Very good plus. Corners lightly worn. Poster condition: Very good. Tanning to one folded side; no tears, rips, or pin-holes.

Minimum bid: $400

Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.com


Bidding Information

The highest bid received for each offering by 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 21 wins! Bid on one, or bid on all. Bidders will have the opportunity to raise their bids. Shipping and payment will be arranged with the winning bidder via email once the auction has ended. International shipping not available. If two or more bids are received for the same amount, the item will go to the earliest bidder.

6 thoughts on “HPB Presents: Featured Collectibles Auction

  1. How are items submitted,I have a huge collection of entertainment memorabilia that music,signed posters,and t-shirts just to name some of the catagories.

  2. Hi! I am looking for a DVD entitled Baby Boom with Diane Keaton and Sam Shephered. Would you have this movie in stock, or could you find a copy and mail it to me? Thanks

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