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 Post subject: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 pm 
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https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/44626634


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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:21 pm 
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$262 for a BII with a wood horn??? Someone lucked out...
"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."
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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:20 pm 
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Someone got a steal. :D :D
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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:41 pm 
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Arghh! And here I'd been monitoring the shopgoodwill site all last week (won an old telephone). But, I did not see this phono in the offings or I'd certainly have bid on it. I'm only about 3 hours away from Sacramento! Ah well, ya win some, ya lose some . . .
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain


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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:23 pm 
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I ran across it when it had 6 minutes left and by the time I could get it posted there was only 2 minutes left. I knew it was too late for anyone that was near the thing.


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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:34 am 
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I found it a few days in advance, but didn't know how to get onto the Forum then. Well, I'd already bid on an Amberola 30.

Look for words like: "Graphophone." That's what it was under. Look for "Graphaphone." There was a repro "Primaphone" straight outta Calcutta on there. "Phonograph." Tons and tons of awesome Silvertone & Harmony/Columbia portables, even a Viva-Tonal machine. "Edison." A Standard B, two Amberolas (I got the complete one). "Turntable." A Vic 50.

We'll have to unpack our--well, not adjectives, synonyms!

Carry on!


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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:05 am 
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How the heck does this stuff find its way to Goodwill? I mean, are "kids" cleaning out gram's house and they say to each other, "nah, this old piece of junk.....just give it to charity."

I mean, like....WHAT-UP-DOGG?
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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
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It would be bad enough if it was “ charity”, but Goodwill is a for profit business disguised as a charity... :?
"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."
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 Post subject: Re: This is a nice Columbia, too bad I didn't see it sooner!
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MicaMonster wrote:
How the heck does this stuff find its way to Goodwill? I mean, are "kids" cleaning out gram's house and they say to each other, "nah, this old piece of junk.....just give it to charity."

I mean, like....WHAT-UP-DOGG?


I've wondered the same. I also fancy vintage radios and noticed that the Milwaukee shopgoodwill has a veritable treasure trove of semi-rare Zenith consoles and the like. I think as well it's just a matter of inheritors saying they want to dispose of the stuff in one fell swoop and have no knowledge of the value. I suppose that's a plus for we collectors; I've found some pretty sweet stuff in thrift stores!
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain


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