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Auction in Chartres, Sunday, December 6th, 2009
By Philippe Rouillé

Dear MMDs,  The traditional auction of mechanical music and automatas
will take place in Chartres (1 hour from Paris, France) on Sunday
afternoon, December 6th, 2009.  About 200 items are for sale:

- About 40 good automatas, amidst them a clown with a ladder, by Vichy

- About 60 items in mechanical music, amidst them :

- A good "Boîte de gare" style musical box, coin-operated, with three
  dancing dolls and an automatic curtain

- A good portable Gavioli organ, "UNIFLÛTE GAVIOLI et Cie BRVtés SGDG
  rue de CITEAUX Fbg ST ANTOINE  PARIS", 26 keys, 9 tunes.

- Musical pictures, amidst them a large WURTEL one, and a small
  animated picture with a barrel organ player and its monkey in
  a street surrounding

- A Triola zither and a small Verbena Spanish cylinder piano

- Many cylinder and disc musical boxes

- An interesting musical table distributing tokens

- Fine musical snuffboxes

- Many musical novelties and some documentation.

- Some 30 phonographs

- About 40 arcade machines

A large auction of dolls will take place the day before (Saturday 5th).

The catalogue in French will be posted (probably this week-end or
beginning of next week) on a French auction web site : 

All inquiries should be directed only to the auction house,
Galerie de Chartres, at :
[delete ".geentroep" to reply]

Their complete address, telephone, fax, etc. is on the "News" section
of the web site musicamecanica at 

Denis Lambotte is the consultant in charge.  He is a friend, and very

You may look at the Chartres catalogues with the realized prices these
last years on the MMD web site at 

I wish you all a fine day!  Best regards,

Philippe Rouille
Paris, France 

(Message sent Fri 20 Nov 2009, 13:41:05 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

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