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 Post subject: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville, MD
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:54 pm 
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1919 Victor Victrola VV-XIA Phonograph/Talking Machine in excellent shape!

Works well & includes:
○ No. 2 Reproducer
○ Intact Hand Crank
○ Tone arm/bearings good/smooth
○ "A" model with speed regulator
○ Cabinet, horn, & storage intact functional
○ Needle tray
○ Several additional accessories, including original booklet and additional stylii (needles)

• Made in 1919, SN: 591566
• Dark Red Mahogany Finish

• ~140 (early, mostly shellac) records included--a lifetime of collection--all in fair to very good shape.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/atq/6378237346.html

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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Refinished cabinet ?


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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
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I don't believe it to be refinished. I believe it is original, and seems to have been regularly conditioned for almost 100 years.

Though, we're certainly not experts, so no sure idea. The patent sticker on the back has peeled away partially and you can see the difference in wood tone where it peeled away where sun/light over time has turned the surrounding wood darker, but doesn't seem to have been refinished? If there's a way to provide other pictures with some kind of indication as to whether refinished or not, we can provide that.

This machine was reportedly (by original seller) from a single family/owner estate and we were fortunate enough to come across it at just the right time a couple years back.

It's a beautiful machine--we just had to recently move/consolidate several homes and this no longer fits. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
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That's a pretty aggressive price for a Victrola XI, just my honest opinion.
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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:36 pm 
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@Brandon: Thank you! We suspected this, but obviously don't have a lot of experience with much more than using these machines. Obviously a common model, but we were trying to hit in the low-middle of estimates (considering the records and condition). But that was why we wanted to post here, so we appreciate that feedback(!), and perhaps we'll consider lowering after a few visits to vintage/consignment stores in the area.

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That's a pretty aggressive price for a Victrola XI, just my honest opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
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These are going for about $100 - $150 at auction in the DC area. No idea what they bring retail. The needle tin and reproducer box add some to that price and maybe the records, but those are like stamps (some have high value and others do not), but it doesn't hurt to ask. It's a pretty machine, but a common one.


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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
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it's not an unreasonable retail price for the gramophone bits and pieces and 140 discs leave it on sale it's not for a collector ( so no one on this forum ) but someone will love it :D the vintage/consignment stores in the area.
will only want to give you $100 :cry: and sell it and the records for $550


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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
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Maybe a Robert Johnson record in there ! viewtopic.php?f=14&t=32802


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 Post subject: Re: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
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"I may be wrong" by Sam Lanin & Irving Kaufman on Perfect is a decent record, but not expensive...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p1qCujJZv4
"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: Functional VV-XIA with ~140 records & accs in Rockville,
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:01 pm 
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@rizbone: Thank you. As suspected. We were hoping this might retail better, but yeah, that seems to be the story at auction/consignment places so far here and in Western PA.
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These are going for about $100 - $150 at auction in the DC area. No idea what they bring retail. The needle tin and reproducer box add some to that price and maybe the records, but those are like stamps (some have high value and others do not), but it doesn't hurt to ask. It's a pretty machine, but a common one.



@soundgen: Sadly, no such luck in our collection. We are taking a closer look at the records now, though!
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Maybe a Robert Johnson record in there ! viewtopic.php?f=14&t=32802



@Curt A: Thanks, that's neat--never thought to just listen to these on YouTube instead of digging needles through each track to get a feel for them. Very nice!
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"I may be wrong" by Sam Lanin & Irving Kaufman on Perfect is a decent record, but not expensive...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p1qCujJZv4


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