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 Post subject: Re: Tiny IMPERIAL record... What Is It?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:47 am 
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soundgen wrote:
I think you'll find the Times is even rarer than the record and I think you'll find they weren't sold together


Thanks for the info. I guess it's good not to believe everything right away that I get told.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiny IMPERIAL record... What Is It?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:57 am 
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bfinan11 wrote:
Wow! Thanks for that... I had to wonder how, or if, it was even playable, considering that it must have been an enormous technical challenge to record acoustically.


I totally agree that it is mostly impressive because it is not an electric recording. I wonder what the actual recording setup must have been. I pitched it to 115rpm, fortunately my turntable can go that fast.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiny IMPERIAL record... What Is It?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:37 am 
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WDC wrote:
soundgen wrote:
I think you'll find the Times is even rarer than the record and I think you'll find they weren't sold together


Thanks for the info. I guess it's good not to believe everything right away that I get told.

Both items could be purchased together as a souvenir at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. At least this is what I was told when I bought the set. Nice to know that the miniature Times is a great rarity in itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiny IMPERIAL record... What Is It?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:04 am 
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Nice link to the record ( Queen Mary's Dolls House ) here

https://www.earlytech.com/earlytech/item?id=426

One sold in 2012

http://www.popsike.com/Very-Rare-1924-H ... 67550.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tiny IMPERIAL record... What Is It?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:21 am 
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There were 35,000 copies of the record pressed , and also 92,00 of a non playing metal disc


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 Post subject: Re: Tiny IMPERIAL record... What Is It?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:23 am 
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One for sale at auction soon: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=31828


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