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Prices Paid at Miles Museum Auction
By Beatrice Robertson

Dear Jody & Robbie,  From the middle of Colorado, attached is a list of
prices from the Miles Auction.  You might want to put it on your Web page
-- it is too long for the Digest, I think.  Please note that the items
listed are most definitely affected by the items I am interested in.

The vast assortment of accordions, organs and buttons are not listed.
Perhaps you can get Don Teach to add to the list -- his interests are
in a different group than mine.

Wish I could attend the Calif. Band Organ Rally in Sierra Madre -- sounds
like a good one!

Beatrice Robertson

 [ Editors note:
 [ Thanks very much for your article, Beatrice.  Don Teach wrote about
 [ his interests in Digest 970623, and in Digest 970627 D. L. Bullock
 [ shared his long list of prices.  As you note, each potential buyer
 [ attending an auction keeps a different list, and they tend to be
 [ complementary.
 [ I hope that we will have discussion now from the experienced dealers
 [ and collectors on which of these items were "bargains" and which ones
 [ were sold far above market prices.  That's how we novices will learn!
 [ Robbie

**  Miles Musical Museum Auction, June 20 & 21, 1997  **

Selected items and prices, plus 10% on all prices listed.  Prices
shown are U.S. Dollars.

English coin operated player piano                             $  1000.
Mira disc box, approx. 11-inch                                     950.
French harp piano (not player)                                    2000.
Harp shaped silver engraved music box, Thorens movt.               675.
Deagan Vibraharp                                                  2000.
Musical chair (Black Forest carved)                                900.
Small music box, approx. 4-inch cylinder                           225.
Regina mechanism, electrified in phonograph case                  1000.
Cylinder box with 6 bells, 9-inch  cyl. Approx.                   3500.
Coronet Roller Organ with 4 cobs                                   275.
Columbia music box w/ zither, 6 tunes                             1000.
Orchestral music box, probably Bremond                            2250.
Nickelodeon with 8 rolls                                          3900.
Gem Concert Organ with 4 cobs                                      650.
Paper roll organ                                                   600.
Bell box with 8  cyl.                                             1250.
Haines Upright reproducing piano                                  3200.
Large cob organ                                                   2700.
Tournaphone                                                        800.
Orphenium 13-inch  disc music box with 1 disc                     2100.
Regina with double comb, 15-inch with 6 discs                     3800.
7-bell music box with tune card                                   2200.
Small metal disc organette (Ariston type)                          350.
Pell book organ with bandmaster & drum, barely playing            3500.
Clarion with control buttons (?)                                  2800.
Bremond music box with brass inlay                                4500.
Polyphon upright disc music box, coin op. No gallery or base      4400.
Wilcox paper roll player organ                                    1550.
Victoria music box with bells, upright type case                  1200.
Metal Christmas tree stand with music                              250.
Kimball player organ, middle size,                              no bid.
Edison phonograph                                                  850.
Cylinder box, 8  cylinder, 10 tune                                 400.
May Starr phonograph doll    (price may be higher)                 650.
Small Thorens 2 tune                                                50.
Hurdy-gurdy with roll                                              750.
PianoLodeon                                                        250.
Tanzbar accordion                                                  500.
Symphonion (approx 11-inch)                                        900.
Large barrel organ                                                8000.
Medium sized barrel organ in need of lots of work                 5250.
Plain case barrel organ                                           3200.
Mills Violano                                                   20,500.
French Band Organ with much alteration                          11,750.
Berliner phonograph                                               3950.
Schoolhouse phonograph with oak horn                              3500.
Wilcox & White player organ                                       1000.
Sewing Machine paper roll organ,
    plays from sewing machine treadle                              750.
Singing birds with automata waterfall under glass dome            3350.
Bird cage with 2 singing birds                                    1900.
Deweyette slot machine with music box movt., no linkage         10,500.
Cylinder Music box with zither                                    2600.
Junod interchangeable music box (hidden motor), 3 cyl             4500.
Orchestral Regina 27-inch upright single play                   11,000.
Polyphon Upright, 30 discs, no stand                            12,000.
Polyphon upright with base, approx. 21-inch                     13,000.
Regina 15-inch Changer with clock                               25,000.
Reginaphone console, Lion head case                             14,000.
Regina 27-inch discs                                      each:     75.
Victor 6 (Gold columns)                                           4250.
Victor 4 with wooden horn                                         2300.
Reginaphone                                                       5000.
Reproducing grand piano                                           1400.
Symphonion 3 disc Eroica with nude front picture                25,000.
Disc operated upright piano type music box                       6,700.
Regina 20-inch table top music box                              11,000.
Table for music box above                                        2,000.
Nicole Orchestral Interchangeable music box on table            14,500.
2 disc Symphonion table top                                     22,000.
Interchangeable orchestral cylinder box                          5,250.
Pedestal Sewing box with 6 tune barrel organ                     3,000.
Capital Cuff box (A)                                             2,650.
Wurlitzer 125 Military Band Organ                               12,500.
Mira 18-inch console with lots of discs                         10,000.
Britannia with clock                                             3,000.
Link C with continuous roll, 5 rolls                             9,250.
Coinola x w xylophone                                           10,000.
Wurlitzer 105                                                   13,000.
Caliola                                                          3,000.
Seeburg Jr. with add-ons, A roll                                 7,500.
Cremona                                                         45,000.
Mortier Band Organ                                              32,500.
Bursen with book music                                          22,000.
Bursen with Accordion                                           16,500.
Artisan                                                         30,000.
Smoking Bear Automata with music                                 9,000.
Large Black automata with smoking & music, French               21,000.
Black banjo player with music                                    4,000.
Tambourine man automata, music in body                           3,500.
Hoochi Coochi girl with music                                    4,500.
Guitar Lady with music, moved on wheels                          6,250.
Baby in Egg, small music box                                     1,900.

(Message sent Fri 4 Jul 1997, 15:30:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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