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 Post subject: Edison Idelia Model D
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:53 am 
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Victor IV
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EDISON-IDELI ... %7Ciid%3A1

I know how rare this machine is, but to me it still seems like a lot of money for a Triumph in a party frock.
No horn, no reproducer and much remedial work to do, but hopefully someone will give it a good home.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Idelia Model D
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:36 am 
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A friend of mine sold his complete Idelia in the 1980's for £18,000 and used the money to buy his council flat in London :D


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Idelia Model D
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:24 am 
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soundgen wrote:
A friend of mine sold his complete Idelia in the 1980's for £18,000 and used the money to buy his council flat in London :D


The Idelia may have been a good investment, but the London flat will have been an even better one.

At about the same time, a friend of mine sold his HMV 203 and bought a 1934 Austin 12 with the proceeds.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Idelia Model D
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:13 pm 
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epigramophone wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EDISON-IDELIA-MODEL-D-CYLINDER-PHONOGRAPH/192494335148?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D50427%26meid%3D4f8cd5ddc9574a91956b2e808b0d30e0%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D192494335148%26itm%3D192494335148&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aeb5982b2-3987-11e8-91c0-74dbd180fb11%7Cparentrq%3A9a919bb81620a860e6dd1236fffd3f0a%7Ciid%3A1

I know how rare this machine is, but to me it still seems like a lot of money for a Triumph in a party frock.
No horn, no reproducer and much remedial work to do, but hopefully someone will give it a good home.


IMO...This particular machine, as it is represented on eBay, may be priced a bit stout. However, I do know that the seller negotiates well. With that being said, the Idelia remains one of the rarest items of Edisonia in existence today...hence, the value. And quite honestly, nearly every machine that Edison produced seemed to simply be an modest upgrade from a previous, simpler model. Possibly the only item of Edisonia relative to the phonograph trade that does not follow this suit may be the Edison Doll.
Continuing, IMO, considering how I note collectors battle over a common Victor machine at auctions some time, with the result being hundreds if not thousands of dollars, I believe the elusive Idelia to be "cheap".


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