Gigantic Music Collection Heads Back To The Auction Block

noah | March 24, 2008 5:30 am

After putting his six-million-song music collection on eBay and getting burned by a fake bidder, Pittsburgh rare-music collector Paul Mawhinney is once again trying to unburden himself of the 45s, LPs, and other pieces of recorded music he’s amassed over the years via auction. But this time, he’s switched up two key details: First, Mawhinney is letting registered buyers browse through his online database of music, which outlines the market value of each item (only 45s are in it now, but he’s currently adding his long players to the site as well); and second–and perhaps most crucially–he’s given up on the idea of selling the collection to someone who will keep it intact as a museum piece, thus allowing anyone who wants to turn around and open a rare record store of their own into the fray. [Official site; HT Listening Post]