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Auction Prices
By Gerry Bay

In response to the request for information about the prices at the White
Plains Auction which had a number of mechanical music instruments, I offer
the following.  The prices are the bid prices but you need to add 15% to
these prices to get the actual price the buyer paid.  Also, please take
into consideration that the smaller music boxes were in pretty bad shape
but the larger pieces were either restored or looked to me to be in pretty
good shape.  The price in the ( ) was the estimated price in the book.

    Cylinder music box, 17X3 inch diameter:           $1250 ( 3000 -  5000)
    Regina Coin Operated 12-1/4" Upright, dbl comb     5000 ( 5500 -  6500)
    Nicole Frers cylinder box                           500 ( 1400 -  1800)
    Regina 15-1/2" box with 12 discs, short bed plat   4500 ( 5000 -  6000)
    Mira 15" Console with 12 discs                     3500 ( 6500 -  9000)
    Coinola Midget Orchestrion, Style O               13000 (15000 - 20000)
    Mills Violano-Virtuoso                            25000 (28000 - 35000)
    Regina 27" Autochanger                            20000 (20000 - 25000)
    15-1/2" Regina Autochanger with stained art glass 19000 (20000 - 25000)
    cylinder music box, 4 tune, key wound               600 ( 1000 -  1500)
    cylinder music box 10 tune, poor box                800 ( 1000 -  1500)
    Regina 15-1/2" box with added coin mechanism       1200 (  600 -   800)
    Cylinder box, box and mechanism poor                500 ( 1000 -  1500)
    Stafford Orchestrion (?) with accordion            4750 (??)
    Operator's Piano style X                           9000 (25000 - 30000)
    Cremona Style G Nicolodean                        12500 (14000 - 17000)
    Organ Cylinder box, 8 tunes                        2000 ( 3500 -  4000)
    Orpheus music box, double comb, 15", 5 discs       3000 ( 4000 -  4500)
    cylinder music box, 8 tunes, 6" cylinder           1100 ( 1200 -  1500)
    Tangley Calliaphone Calliope, "Clancy O'Toole"     5000 (10000 - 12000)
    Wurlitzer Military Band Organ, "Sara Jane"        14500 (32000 - 35000)
    Wurlitzer Caliola                                 14500 (20000 - 24000)
    Wurlitzer Style I Piano, "Honky Tonk Bar Room"     4500 ( 9000 - 11000)
    Regina Disc Operated Chime Clock                   4750 ( 6500 -  8000)
    Regina Commercial style 36 Autochanger, 15-1/2"   11500 (17000 - 19000)

Hope you find this interesting!!


(Message sent Wed 14 May 1997, 17:52:35 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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