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!
[ 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
[ 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!
** 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.
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.
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.
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.
Seeburg Jr. with add-ons, A roll 7,500.
Mortier Band Organ 32,500.
Bursen with book music 22,000.
Bursen with Accordion 16,500.
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.