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 Post subject: Rare Electrola portable on UK eBay
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 am 
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Victor V
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According to the EMI archives the grey leathercloth HMV101 sold only 790 units, making it one of the rarest versions to find today.
This Electrola version must be even rarer, at least outside Germany, and appears to be in excellent original condition.
Perversely, the Electrola lid transfer may keep the price below that of the equivalent HMV. Badge snobbery or what?

Despite the low sales of the grey 101, HMV persisted with this colour on the 102, but it proved equally unpopular and was discontinued in about 1934.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare Electrola portable on UK eBay
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:59 am 
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Just not attractive is it? Isn't the brown one rarer ?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare Electrola portable on UK eBay
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:35 am 
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soundgen wrote:
Just not attractive is it? Isn't the brown one rarer ?


The brown leathercloth 101 sold 869 units, so almost equally as rare.

The brown 102 was discontinued at the same time as the grey, but I don't think the sales figures for these still exist.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare Electrola portable on UK eBay
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 am 
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I like it. It would fit rather nice with a modern interior (not that I like modern interior decorating but hey, at least there is a gramophone to fit.)


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