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 Post subject: Interesting Early Looking Gramophone + Soundbox
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:40 pm 
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With a low opening price.


https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/gardiner-houlgate/catalogue-id-srgard10115/lot-571151df-03af-4b2c-8c59-aa1100a7e0b2


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Early Looking Gramophone + Soundbox
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 am 
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G&T Style No.11 Single Spring Monarch, circa 1902/3.

I bought my first cylinder machine, an Amberola 30, from this firm in 2005 for £200 when they auctioned a private collection of gramophones and phonographs comprising about 90 lots. I still have the catalogue. They should know better than to estimate this Monarch at £80/£120 in 2019. It should exceed this several times over.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Early Looking Gramophone + Soundbox
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:16 am 
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G&T Style No.11 Single Spring Monarch, circa 1902/3.

I bought my first cylinder machine, an Amberola 30, from this firm in 2005 for £200 when they auctioned a private collection of gramophones and phonographs comprising about 90 lots. I still have the catalogue. They should know better than to estimate this Monarch at £80/£120 in 2019. It should exceed this several times over.



Very interesting as always epigramophone.
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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Early Looking Gramophone + Soundbox
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:57 am 
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I suspect they know their price estimate is low. With a low estimate they hope for many bidders which can turn into a bidding war complete with egos and auction fever. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Early Looking Gramophone + Soundbox
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:58 am 
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The "Come and buy me" estimate is an old trick of the auctioneer's trade, but in the UK an £80/£120 estimate is widely interpreted as auctioneer speak for "Don't know". Perhaps whoever compiled the handsome colour illustrated 2005 catalogue has since left the firm.


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