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 Post subject: Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Victor IV
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Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants 20th June


https://www.tennants.co.uk/Catalogue/Lots/429597.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:10 pm 
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Other machines can be seen here



https://www.tennants.co.uk/Catalogue/Sa ... .aspx#2118


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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:07 am 
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Victor O
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Even with the WWW making the world a smaller place, these don't come up for sale very often.
Shame about the elbow, but hey, we've all done things that seemed like a good idea at the time.
I assume this model replaced the "Black Melba"

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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:59 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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They only estimated 200 to 300 pounds? :? Is the market for the Melba machines that low or are they missing something?

Not trying to be rude, just curious. I love to buy phonographs but have very low experience in trying to actually sell one. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:22 am 
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Victor V
His epigrams are all his own, the man's an epigramophone!
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The only report I can find of a New Melba sold at auction is from 27 October 2004, when an example with a spear tip horn made £2151 at Christies.
Tennants' estimates for their New Melba, and some of the other machines in their sale, look distinctly on the low side to me.

https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot ... tails.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone company NEW MELBA machine at Tennants
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:24 pm 
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They know full well it will fetch much more, but hope that a low estimate will attract customers to attend the auction, and if the customer doesn't get what he wants, he may well buy something else. It's a case of "a sprat to catch a mackerel".


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