Rare crocodile grey HMV 101 ?

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Rare crocodile grey HMV 101 ?

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It is described as an HMV 102 in error.

However, is this the model described by Dave Cooper in his indispensable book 'The Perfect Portable Gramophone', page 28, (which I was fortunate enough to acquire for a trifling £ 5 or so some time ago) as a 'crocodile cloth' 'pale brown' and no-one recalls seeing a clearly identifiable grey ?

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Re: Rare crocodile grey HMV 101 ?

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Maybe but all bids cancelled ! Including mine ! :D

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soundgen wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:10 am Maybe but all bids cancelled ! Including mine ! :D
Ahah ! That made me laugh in a good way ......................... maybe indeed ! :lol:
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soundgen wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:10 am Maybe but all bids cancelled ! Including mine ! :D
They've accepted mine!

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Currently on £52 with three bids and six days to run.

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epigramophone wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:59 am Currently on £52 with three bids and six days to run.
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This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

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Re: Rare crocodile grey HMV 101 ?

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The listing is still live. Although I have no wish to buy it I have just tested it with a bid, and as expected was immediately outbid.
I hope someone here gets it. I am still looking for a Grey 102 to complete the set.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284276593478 ... 0036.m2109

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epigramophone wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:28 am The listing is still live. Although I have no wish to buy it I have just tested it with a bid, and as expected was immediately outbid.
I hope someone here gets it. I am still looking for a Grey 102 to complete the set.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284276593478 ... 0036.m2109
This is not the original listing how did you refind it ? :?

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Re: Rare crocodile grey HMV 101 ?

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I had it on my Watch List out of interest, as the supplying dealer, Milliers of Weston-super-Mare, were local to me.

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Re: Rare crocodile grey HMV 101 ?

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I never knew the grey model was desirable. I got mine a couple years ago for a lark because I was the only bidder. I didn't know it was a "grey" model from the listing, it was only when I received it and saw the horn interior was indeed grey. I'm not fond of the pale brown exterior, it always looks like its begging for a rejuvenating polish- but the crocodile texture makes up for that.

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