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Christie's Mechanical Music Auction 29 October 2003
By Nick Hawkins

Dear MMD,  The catalogue for Christie's autumn Mechanical Music
auction is now available on the internet via the following link:

The auction will take place in London (South Kensington) on 29th
October at 1 PM, with viewing from the 26 until the morning of the
sale.  There are 140 lots, including several important pieces:

Lot 535: An exceptional Nicole Freres mandolin musical box, with
eleven grand format cylinders, housed in a walnut desk.

Lot 536: A Nicole Freres grand format forte-piano overture box,
no. 32031

Lot 585: A Black Forest barrel organ, probably by Bruder, with
six automata figures and twenty-two movements

There is also a large section of automata, many in fine original
condition, by Gustave Vichy, Roullet et Decamps, Lambert, a coin
operated (John Dennision) tightrope walker, 'Fin de Siecle' smoking
moon, Renou magician, etc.

Phonographs/Gramophones, including a Columbia Type S coin-op., HMV,
Hiller talking clock, a rare Edison phonograph doll.  Amusement
machines, singing bird boxes, radio, television and technical

For further information, please contact Nick Hawkins or Christopher
Proudfoot (Consultant) on tel. +44 207 752 3278, e-mail: or

Best wishes,

Nick Hawkins

(Message sent Wed 8 Oct 2003, 12:39:01 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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