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 Post subject: Was this a rare HMV portable at auction ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:26 am 
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I am learning all the time (but don't know that much yet).

I wonder though, I would have said that this is a rare, brown, early, front winding HMV 101 portable - which sold for £ 25.

The winding slot at the front looks a bit too far to the right thought - which has me puzzled.

Am I correct with my thoughts I wonder ? Thank you for any advice you can give.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/anthemion-auctions/catalogue-id-srant10038/lot-7f1c9505-cae9-489e-a70f-a9e000e07e5f


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 Post subject: Re: Was this a rare HMV portable at auction ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:42 pm 
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No, it wasn't a rare HMV. Judging by the needle tray and the case clasp, it was an el cheapo, something like a "Mayfair". The front-winding 101 was only made in black.


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 Post subject: Re: Was this a rare HMV portable at auction ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:05 pm 
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poodling around wrote:
I am learning all the time (but don't know that much yet).

I wonder though, I would have said that this is a rare, brown, early, front winding HMV 101 portable - which sold for £ 25.

The winding slot at the front looks a bit too far to the right thought - which has me puzzled.

Am I correct with my thoughts I wonder ? Thank you for any advice you can give.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/anthemion-auctions/catalogue-id-srant10038/lot-7f1c9505-cae9-489e-a70f-a9e000e07e5f


What you thought was the winding handle escutcheon is the push button release for the needle bin, and I also notice that the carrying handle is missing.

As Phono48 says, the machine is nothing special, and £25 is about the right price in a general sale.

Keep looking and do not be discouraged. We were all beginners once.


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 Post subject: Re: Was this a rare HMV portable at auction ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:06 pm 
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Phono48 wrote:
No, it wasn't a rare HMV. Judging by the needle tray and the case clasp, it was an el cheapo, something like a "Mayfair". The front-winding 101 was only made in black.



Fantastic ! Thank you very much both of you. I am now wiser and am glad I didn't miss buying something like a rare HMV 101 !
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