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Mechanical Music Sale in Boston, March 24
By Nick Hawkins

Skinner's upcoming auction of mechanical music and automata takes place
in Boston on Saturday 24 March.  The sale features a particularly
strong collection of good cylinder musical boxes, including an Ami
Rivenc revolver, a Nicole Grand Format, several overture boxes, and
key-winds by Nicole frères.  Also included will be the collection of a
longtime MBSI member, the late Vern Voss, whose family intends to
donate the proceeds to the Technical Training Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation.

Other highlights include a number of fine automata by Gustave Vichy, 
Lambert, Henry Phalibois, Tharin, and Roullet & Decamps, disc boxes 
including 25-inch Kalliope with bells, 24 1/2-inch Polyphon, a
multitude of Reginas, and a large 38-key barrel organ by Molinari &
Sons playing all-American tunes.  The catalogue will be available
online at http://www.skinnerinc.com/, or for a complimentary print-out
of the relevant sections, please e-mail me (nhawkins@skinnerinc.com).

The sale takes place at 63 Park Plaza, Boston, Mass., at 10 a.m., with
viewing the preceding Thursday, Friday, and the morning of the sale.

Nick Hawkins


(Message sent Mon 5 Mar 2007, 17:19:04 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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