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Seek Christmas Rolls for Welte Licensee
By Jonathan Holmes

I wonder if any member can help me.  I am the Curator in charge of the
collections and exhibitions in a large public Museum in the Cornwall
in the UK, and for Christmas this year we are staging a exhibition
looking back at how Christmas was celebrated in years gone by.  The
exhibition starts in with the Reign of Queen Victoria and will finish
in the 1940's & 1950's.

One exhibition hall will have items to do with entertainment in the
home: phonographs, gramophones, radio, TV and mechanical music.  I am
loaning items from my own collection as are other collectors.  I will
be loaning my recently restored Welte Licensee upright.  Although I
have many 88-note Christmas titles, I have no Christmas Welte Licensee
rolls.  What I am looking for is a few Christmas carols or preferably
something lighter.  Did they issue Christmas popular tunes and medley
rolls, as I know Ampico and Duo Art did?

I know it's a long time until Christmas but I thought it prudent to
search now.  Whether the rolls are recuts or originals in good order,
it does not matter.  I prefer to buy as these rolls will be played
every day for a month, obviously not all the time.

Any help also where I might be able to source some or even one would
be appreciated.  I can't see any listed by any of the people offering
recuts, or do you know something that I don't?

Jonathan Holmes


(Message sent Sun 27 May 2001, 12:08:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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