For Sale: Unissued 12" Diamond Disc (repro) - $100

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For Sale: Unissued 12" Diamond Disc (repro) - $100

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You've probably heard that Edison made them, but none were ever issued. This is probably your only chance to own one, and it's a gem... Matrix 888, Cavalleria Rusticana, an operatic duet by Destinn & Gilly. The original is in E condition (or better).
The "puny" 10" disc is pictured just to show size.

$100 shipped in the continental USA.
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donniej wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:12 pm You've probably heard that Edison made them, but none were ever issued. This is probably your only chance to own one, and it's a gem... Matrix 888, Cavalleria Rusticana, an operatic duet by Destinn & Gilly. The original is in E condition (or better).
The "puny" 10" disc is pictured just to show size.

$100 shipped in the continental USA.
I'll take it.

What about the Dinorah aria, also in the photo?

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How many copies have you made? I'll buy one...

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Lucius1958 wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:02 pm How many copies have you made? I'll buy one...

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I have as many copies as people are willing to buy 8-)

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I'll buy one if you can ship to the UK?

Please let me know if you are prepare to ship to the UK and I'll PM you full postal details etc.

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I would like a copy. Thank you for the great opportunity! I'll send a PM as well. Bob

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Wagnerian wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:26 am I'll buy one if you can ship to the UK?

Please let me know if you are prepare to ship to the UK and I'll PM you full postal details etc.

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Tim W-W
Yes, I can ship to the UK for actual shipping charges.

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SOLD: payment sent.

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So wait, were ANY 12" discs ever issued? I've never seen one but that doesn't mean much. My W&M console has a 12" option but I've started thinking that's for when the adapter is installed. Never seen a 12" diamond disc until now...

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Dischoard wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:42 pm So wait, were ANY 12" discs ever issued? I've never seen one but that doesn't mean much. My W&M console has a 12" option but I've started thinking that's for when the adapter is installed. Never seen a 12" diamond disc until now...
IIRC, there were no standard groove 12" Diamond Discs available to the general public. There were salesman's sample discs with excerpts of 5 records on each side. I think there are 13 or 14 different, all rare because they were only sent to dealers. Also, 6 12" long play discs were released. These are considerably harder to find than the 10' long plays, especially in playable condition.

Here's one of the sample discs:

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)

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