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 Post subject: Grey/Taupe HMV 102
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 am 
Victor I
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Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Hi All,

I was recently fortunate enough to acquire my second grey HMV 102. I know that this incarnation is the rarest of the HMV 102s, and we don’t see any here in Australia. I was wondering if anyone had any sort of idea of how many are known in collections? I’ve only seen 2 for sale (excluding the one that had had a great portion of its covering replaced).

Both mine are pictured.


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 Post subject: Re: Grey/Taupe HMV 102
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:50 am 
Victor V
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Location: The Somerset Levels, UK.
Apart from the ultra rare Pink and Pale Green 102's which to my knowledge never appeared in any HMV catalogue, Grey and Brown are the only colours I don't have. They cannot have sold well as they were discontinued early in the 102's production life, about 1934, followed soon afterwards by the expensive Red Leather version with gilt fittings. I do have one of those.

A Pale Green 102 sold on UK eBay about ten years ago for around £350. I wish I had kept a picture of it from the listing. I have never seen a Pink 102, but those who have tell me that in old age they tend to fade to a creamy colour.

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