I am offering some very rare and 100% authentic JBL memorabilia.
My asking price for this package includes FedEx
Ground shipping and insurance to anywhere in the lower 48 states and the PayPal
fee. Please check my feedback and purchase with confidence.
All of these items have always been housed in a smoke-free environment.
Please note: I intend to keep this listing posted here
on Audiogon for 30 days, or until the package is sold, of course. I would
prefer to sell it to an Audiogon member who is also a fan of the JBL brand. If
the package does not sell within the 30-day period, I will be posting it on
eBay and offering international shipping at that time. As many of you may be
aware, JBL has a near fanatical following in some other parts of the world.
Also, over the coming weeks I will be offering Hi-Fi memorabilia
from other manufacturers (Pioneer, Sony, Yamaha, Accuphase, Levinson,
Nakamichi, JVC, Philips, Infinity) such as coffee mugs, key chains, glassware, etc.,
so you might want to keep your eyes open, if these kind of cool items appeal to
you. I have a fairly large collection of such things and I’m attempting to pare
things down a bit.
Here are the items being offered in this package:
An EXTREMELY RARE and VERY cool JBL blanket
which measures 59”x39”. This was a giveaway at a dealer conference in the mid-70’s
and to my knowledge was never available after that. Personally, other than this
one, I have never seen another one up for sale. I have never in fact used this
blanket. It has always been laid across the back of the loveseat (with the JBL
logo showing, of course) in my listening room, which is rarely sat on, but has
always been removed if someone happened to sit there. Consequently, no one’s
head or body has ever come in contact with it and it’s in very, very nice
condition with no holes, snags, etc. Ps; I’ve had it dry cleaned approximately
every couple of years since I first received it.
The JBL tube socks are also very rare, as they
too were given out at another JBL dealer meeting in the late 70’s. They were
made by Rawlings, the sporting goods company, as a promotional giveaway for
JBL. They are made primarily of cotton, combined with spandex on the top
portion of the socks. They have remained in my desk drawer(s) most of the time
since I received them at the meeting and have never been worn. I have taken
them out to show folks over the years, but that’s it. They are in near mint
condition, with no snags, holes, etc.
The cream colored JBL coffee mug, with the orange
handle is also from around the same timeframe and is in excellent condition. Even
though I’ve not seen any of these for sale either, I know that it’s not quite
the rarity the blanket and socks are, but it is very cool none the less.
The cobalt blue JBL coffee mug is from the 80’s
and is in excellent condition. This was a dealer/salesperson incentive the reps
used to give out and I received it from a friend of mine.
The JBL lapel pin and key chain were given out
as a set to dealers and salespeople. If memory serves me well, this would have
been around the mid-80’s. They both have an enamel-like finish (it may indeed be
enamel) and they are in excellent condition. Neither of them has ever been
The JBL embossed, leather key fob was also part
of a set of salespeople incentives that were given out in the 70’s. I received
it for selling a significant quantity of the JBL L166 loudspeakers, which I
have always felt were among their best offerings of that time period. Besides
the key fob, the set included a JBL leather belt buckle, which I actually wore
for many years, but my son now has it and wears it from time to time. The set
also included a very cool JBL leather checkbook holder, which I have used since
I first got and I’ll likely never give it up. While the key fob has never
actually been used and has no scratches per se, it does have some superficial
marks on it from being in a desk drawer and because of its’ age.