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 Post subject: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Victor IV
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Union was fun, I got a few records, mostly cheap and this one had no label either side so a true chance purchase. I just knew the serial number was in the area of some good sound. It displays a bit of wear but not too much. Never heard of Ray Nichol's before?

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 Post subject: Re: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:57 pm 
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Thanks for sharing it and yes, it was a good bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
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Yes indeed it was a bargain. I tried to find bargain Edison records when I was there, but no luck.
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 Post subject: Re: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
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Yes it seems the market for Edison machines is quite poor compared to some other types. Maybe the surface situation is a factor? There were not many records for them for sure and those that were there were not in too great a shape.


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 Post subject: Re: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
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larryh wrote:
Yes it seems the market for Edison machines is quite poor compared to some other types. Maybe the surface situation is a factor? There were not many records for them for sure and those that were there were not in too great a shape.


That's really a shame. I was last at Union in 2010, and there were at least two dealers with a huge selection of Diamond Discs, including ones in the 52000 series and test pressings. Is this just an anomaly? I'm curious as this will be one deciding factor on returning in the future. I haven't been to Wayne in the last few years (more recently than Union, though), and there were always a good number of Diamond Discs.

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 Post subject: Re: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
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The dealers seemed to feel for the most part that Edisons were simply not selling well and prices reflected that in some cases. A 200 dollar 250 machine in good restorable shape didn't sell at least while I was in attendance. The Oak machines appeared reasonable and likely sold better than the other cabinets. No really high end Edisons were at the show as far as disc machines go.


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 Post subject: Re: My bargain record from Union. A dollar "Sunset"
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larryh wrote:
Yes it seems the market for Edison machines is quite poor compared to some other types. Maybe the surface situation is a factor? There were not many records for them for sure and those that were there were not in too great a shape.


I've only been going to shows for the past few years, and have had great luck finding Diamond Discs at Wayne. This past year I ended up leaving with TWO copies of "Charleston", one of which is the cleanest copy I've ever seen!
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