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Value of Old Piano Rolls
By John A. Tuttle

Help! I got a request for assessment of some 12 player piano rolls. Usually I tell people that old rolls are typically not very valuable. (My opinion has not changed!) But this individual must feel that they are worth more than the $4-7 I suggested under the proviso that they were in very good condition.

As a post script to my reply, I said it was difficult to determine value without the titles, artist, etc. So -- you guessed it -- he sent me a list. The fact be known, I'm not involved with collecting so I have no data, but I hate to just hang-up on the guy. So I'm posting this list for you to peruse.

Any comments would be appreciated. I'll ask him to give me a few days to check it out. Thanks,

John Tuttle

P.S. I'll also ask him if it's ok to post his address for replys.
P.P.S. I found two of the titles in the latest Q.R.S. catalog.

Hearts & Flowers- Mandolin Arrangement- Tobani
Dreamers Paradise- Waltz by S.M. Frenkel
Twilight Dreams- Reverie- Bayley
Spirit of Independence-Holzmann
Boston Commentary March- Thos M. Carter
Mary ann- From "her little highness- Reginald De Koven.
A Vocalstyle from Cincinnati.
Collage Life- Frantzen
Twenty second Regiment March- Herbert
Burning of Rome-Two step - E.T. Paull
When I dream in the Twillight of you- Jackson
played by Barton & Ennison (Universal)
Chicken Reel - Daly

[ John, those titles resemble the ones I stoke the fire with,
[ and which sell for 50 cents at the flea market. But --
[ "One man's poison is another's pleasure."
[
[ Instrument dealers, like our members Marty Roenigk and Brian
[ Chesters, have published their estimate of the selling value
[ of instruments, and this is great information for everyone.
[
[ I hope our members who buy and sell old piano rolls, and who
[ are well-acquainted with the old titles, can offer help.
[ Get their names from the list of Mechanical Music Sources
[ in Digest 960807. -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 18 Aug 1996, 02:33:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Old, Piano, Rolls, Value

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