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 Post subject: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 2017
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:21 am 
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Did anyone attend this auction? It had several phonographs for sale, including a coin-op. Did anyone note the price it brought? Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 201
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:44 pm 
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OMG :shock:

"Coin op" !! Looks like one of the the holy grails of Graphophones...Perfected Graphophone coin op. Wow. Wish I had seen it in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 201
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Wow!!!X I have never seen a Perfected Graphophone Coin-op before. Talk about rare. Beautiful decal too; too bad the glass is broken. I am also curious to see who was there and how much it went for. :shock: I went to the auctioneer's website and posted the below pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 201
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Pictures of the Perfected Graphophone. Wish I was the lucky bidder.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 201
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:53 pm 
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I'd be willing to bet that the rare Perfected Graphophone coin-op sold at this auction for (what most would consider) a bargain based on what I see in the auction pictures. It looks like it was a good old fashioned country estate auction with lots of odds and ends and plenty of stuff in nice "as found" condition...just as most of us would like to find phonographs and other antiques. Here are the pictures from that auction: http://www.briandeboltauctionservice.com/auctions/2017/09-09-17_Plano/gallery/index.htm.

Looks like there was a humpback Victor II with what may have been a Hawthorn & Sheble horn, a baby bombe Sonora, Concert Roller Organ and, of course the lovely Perfected Graphophone coin op. If it was missing parts...so what...just to own a rarity like this as it is would be a thrill.

What a great auction it must have been to attend.

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 201
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:40 pm 
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An absolutely beautiful 'barn find' example of the 1895 Type 'S' Automatic Graphophone. Given the obscure auction with an array of mediocre miscellaneous items for sale, I suspect that the lucky buyer got it for a nominal price. It is great to know that there are still gems out there waiting to be discovered. I'm just a little jealous that I didn't know about the auction in advance so I could have been that lucky bidder. OK I'm a lot jealous.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Debolt's Auction in Plano, Illinois on Sept 7, 201
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Mike,
That would have been a great addition to your collection...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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