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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA XX Victrola
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:58 pm 
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apruizii wrote:
Is the VTLA XX considered to be the "holy grail" of upright Victrolas?

AR


Among the "production" models, I'd say so, yes, but there are Victor machines that are as rare if not rarer than the XX. The art models for example, or the higher-end special finish models like the Vernis Martin.

If you don't already own "Look for the Dog" and the "Victor Data Book", I would recommend you buy them.


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA XX Victrola
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:22 pm 
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Yes, I recently purchased those books which are great reference material, and submitted this initial posting based on production information mentioned in the "Victor Data Book".

AR


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA XX Victrola
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:25 pm 
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apruizii wrote:
WOW, so far there are only 8 XX machines referenced in this thread and another 6 (including 1 reference to one on ebay) in other threads on the forum. Apparently, there are not many XX machines out there.



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Keep in mind, your post is only two days old and this is the good old summertime. Give it some more time and more will pop up.

Raphael


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA XX Victrola
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:29 pm 
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Raphael,

Yes, I'm curious to know how many more show up in the near future.

AR


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA Victrola XX
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:43 pm 
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Victor III
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I have #5785 Victrola XX (VTLA)

Stanton's sold #5786 Victrola XX (VTLA) on 11-17-17
Stanton's sold #8330 Victrola XX (VTLA) on 11-18-17
Donley's sold #8288 Victrola XX (VTLA) on 3-17-18
Stanton's sold #7067 Victrola XX (VTLA) on 11-16-18
eBay sold one #8533 Victrola XX (VTLA) no date

Larry Crandell


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA Victrola XX
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:39 pm 
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And.. Last week, while in MT, I saw a XX at the World Mining Museum in Butte, MT--- It's included in their "Superintendent's Home" display, in a fairly cluttered room, next to an old pump organ. No way to see the serial number. The museum also has a couple Edison Homes and Standards, a Victor IV and a coin-op Seeburg Orchestrion that plays. Oh yeah-- and a bunch of mining stuff, too! :)

Actually a really nice museum with a wide variety of displays other than mining related items.

Brad Abell


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA Victrola XX
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 pm 
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Larry,

That's great information. Do you know the selling price at the auctions?

Brad,

Sounds like a cool museum.

The tally is up to 21 so far...any more?

AR


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA Victrola XX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:01 am 
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Victrola XX (VTLA) #8419 sold on March 15, 2018 for only $2,660 online. If you want more details, please pm me.

I know Bob Johnson (Mr. Victor) also had at least three examples.

Garret


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA Victrola XX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:55 am 
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There is also a collector in Charlotte that has two XX's. One is with the gold trim. I'll try to get the serial numbers, but he's had these machines for at least 20 years. Amberola might be able to shed more light on these two. Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Super-deluxe VTLA Victrola XX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:03 am 
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I've proud to care for VV-XX #5169. It has gold embellishments.

Jerry Blais


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