EMG Mk.IV for auction in Glasgow.

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EMG Mk.IV for auction in Glasgow.

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That is relatively near by to me, maybe, maybe....

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kirtley2012 wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:01 am That is relatively near by to me, maybe, maybe....
£180 it's a no brainer ! :D

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And it comes with some historic letters about bamboo needles supply!
Pity we cannot read the continuation of the letter (Mr Jones's?) ... where he (?) says he's sending some free samples of his standard bamboo needles for trial, and that they are a bit defective because the rings of the bamboo... ??? I'm intrigued about the continuation!
I make my own bamboos, and I use the ones with rind, but also the other parts with no rind, which I've found work well if the bamboo is dry, hard and good.
I've also found that the ones with rind don't work well, if the rind is imperfect.
Mike are also of somewhat erratic quality, and I discard many, but this doesn't mind as I have an enormous supply for free.
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How do they know its a Mk IV? We know it is but how do THEY know? I mean they're UK auctioneers for Pete's sake. We would normally expect a high level of incompetence and inaccurate information.

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Screenshot 2021-11-17 at 16-45-23 An EMG Mk IV table top wind up gramophone by EMG Handmade Gramophones Ltd circa 1929 Cond[...].png
Hammer price £700.

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neilmack wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:42 am Screenshot 2021-11-17 at 16-45-23 An EMG Mk IV table top wind up gramophone by EMG Handmade Gramophones Ltd circa 1929 Cond[...].pngHammer price £700.
That seems to me to be very good value indeed.

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At £700 it would have been good value, but......
£901.60 after 28.8% Buyer's Premium, or £943.60 if bought via www.the-saleroom.com.

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epigramophone wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:04 pm At £700 it would have been good value, but......
£901.60 after 28.8% Buyer's Premium, or £943.60 if bought via www.the-saleroom.com.
epigramophone wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:04 pm At £700 it would have been good value, but......
£901.60 after 28.8% Buyer's Premium, or £943.60 if bought via www.the-saleroom.com.
Indeed! I was the underbidder, and let it go because between the buyers premium at 34.8% and cost of transport from Glasgow, it would have been well above what it's worth to me. Plus the huge risk of diaphragm getting smashed in transport on top of it all :shock:

Hope it's found a good home!

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Well, with respect, I still think it was very good value indeed.

It all depends upon how much you want something - both in monetary terms and how much you can be bothered to secure the item.

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