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by epigramophone
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Edison Opera for auction in UK.
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Edison Opera for auction in UK.

This Opera with the early Serial Number 400 is coming up for auction in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The pre sale estimate looks low, but there are the fees of 33.6% to be added to the eventual hammer price. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/anderson-and-garland-newcastle/catalogue-id-sr...
by epigramophone
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: Irish records for sale $3.00 each
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Irish records for sale $3.00 each

If you are collecting Irish records I highly recommend those of Delia Murphy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Murphy
by epigramophone
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Dulcetto Gramophone Brand
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Dulcetto Gramophone Brand

Dulcetto was a phonograph and gramophone brand name, not a manufacturing company. According to Christopher Proudfoot's book "Collecting Phonographs and Gramophones" the name was in use as early as c1905 on machines sold by the Phono Exchange of London. In the 1920's the name was applied to...
by epigramophone
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?
Replies: 97
Views: 6515

Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

This Model 56 has just appeared on eBay. The Maltese dealer's plate suggests an Italian made machine. Why so? While I agree that Malta should logically be Italian, it has been under UK until 1964. The 56 was an overseas model made outside the UK and never catalogued in the UK. I thought I had made ...
by epigramophone
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!

Here is the 120a as it appeared in the 1929 Columbia catalogue, when it cost £9.10s. You can now see what the lid should look like, but the only chance of finding one is probably from a donor machine. Even if it bears the Columbia name, the motor will be a Garrard. Many of us have built one good mac...
by epigramophone
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?
Replies: 97
Views: 6515

Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

This Model 56 has just appeared on eBay. The Maltese dealer's plate suggests an Italian made machine.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203649765349 ... 1438.l2649
by epigramophone
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: A Berliner apparently + records
Replies: 38
Views: 1803

Re: A Berliner apparently + records

Total paid including buyer's premium , GBP 37.700 . Surely £29,000 plus a premium of 35.94% = £39,422.60? As a life long classic car enthusiast I can think of more pleasurable ways to spend that sort of money : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174804170516?hash=item28b323f714:g:YP8AAOSwGTpgyM8~
by epigramophone
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: A Berliner apparently + records
Replies: 38
Views: 1803

Re: A Berliner apparently + records

Surprised seller. Astonished auctioneer. Brave buyer? Let's hope so.
by epigramophone
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: A Berliner apparently + records
Replies: 38
Views: 1803

Re: A Berliner apparently + records

I have no doubt that the machine is extremely rare and, to some, extremely desirable, but rather than speculate as to it's value I prefer to adopt an 1890's approach. No matter how generous my budget I could not bring myself to tie up a large sum of money in such a crude machine which, in it's day,...
by epigramophone
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 8256

Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

At long last Frank's family and friends were able to properly celebrate his life. After the Memorial Service we adjourned to the Village hall for tea, where Frank's EMG was already set up. Operated by two elderly DJ's (Alastair and myself) it provided welcome entertainment.

Roger.