Price Paid for Ampico Rolls, Cabinet & Catalog
By Terry Smythe
Sold on eBay: 86 Ampico piano rolls, cabinet and rare book,
Item #1433729335, sold for $995.00 (US)
Rare original set of 86 Ampico piano rolls, mahogany roll cabinet
and rare Ampico catalog. Being sold together as a lot.
Cabinet: Original mahogany roll cabinet. Holds 100+ rolls. Good
original condition except for the very bottom of cabinet and rear legs
(4" +or- from bottom) which have veneer problems and the back legs need
repairing. Everything above this is solid. See pictures. Very
Book: A Catalogue of Music for the Ampico. A list of the recordings
of pianists whose art is thus preserved for present day music lovers
and for posterity. Together with short biographies of many of the
composers and artists and notes on the music. See pictures.
Rolls: 86 +or- Ampico piano rolls. A mix of classical and many
popular tunes. Most are in good condition. Many have a little
staining on the leader (see picture). About 5 are not usable, 4
need repairs such as a new leader or spool end and the rest are good.
There are 14 more rolls and an Original Ampico tracker bar cleaner in
box. There is also some delamination in the cabinet back at the very
bottom. Also, the right door doesn't slide open easily so some repair
is in order.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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