Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > July 1998 > 1998.07.29 > 03Prev  Next

Collectibles "Known to Exist"
By Julian Burke

Hello MMD'ers,  In reference to the number of Violanos still in
existence, I always notice when someone or an ad submits "How many
are left?"

I collect all kinds of things and among them are 50's-60's convertibles.
I have a book on American convertibles and it shows "estimated number
to exist".  It seems to be about 10%.  This figure seems very reasonable
to me except when I looked up Corvettes.  It shows about the same
existing (10%).

This is where I disagree.  When was the last time you saw a Corvette
go to the shredder?  They don't!  They were _always_ highly coveted,
and all still pretty much exist (maybe in parts alone, but they still
exist say for ones burned up in a fire)

I always like the statement "Known to exist".  It is always a happy day
for a collector to find an item in the hands of someone who knew
nothing about it or what it was worth.  (And sell it cheap too!)

I still think there is plenty out there left undiscovered and this is
what keeps us going.  Trying to put a number on it is impossible.

Happy hunting,
Julian Burke

(Message sent Wed 29 Jul 1998, 15:48:07 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Collectibles, Exist, Known

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2020 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .