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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234197228200

This grey HMV102 appeared on eBay yesterday with a starting price of £148, and I purchased it with an offer of rather more than double that amount. It completes my collection of the 102 colours and I can hardly wait for it to arrive.
I have a good chrome No.16 soundbox, a turntable circlip, a better winding handle and probably a better carrying handle all waiting to be fitted. All I have to is source some suitable felt for the turntable and record tray, and fabricate replacements for the rubber "feet" which have disappeared.

With the recent purchase of an Edison Opera my bucket list is now empty, but that will not prevent me from acquiring more machines I didn't know I wanted, such as my basket case HMV511 project. There is always room for one more, or so I tell my wife.
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Congratulations! Enjoy it!
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Well done. I'm very happy that at last you found one.

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Congrats!

When it arrives or after you finish fixing it; can you post a picture of all of them together?

Cheers

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That's great, Roger! Now you can take a new photo, this time with the whole family! And start to think about what will be the next series to purchase.

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Likewise congratulations, and a photo of them all would be a fine thing to see!
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I will post a group photo once the grey 102 is fit to be displayed.
I will even include the "Tropical Teak" 102 and the Russian copy.

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Congratulations. It looks like a nice piece, and it sounds like it has found a good home.

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