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Mechanical Music Auction in Cologne 26 May 2012
By Uwe Breker

Dear MMDs,  The next auction of antique toys, technology and mechanical
music in Cologne, Germany, takes place on 26 May at 10:00 a.m.

The mechanical music segment numbers around 200 lots and includes
instruments of many types and most budgets: cylinder and disc musical
boxes, musical clocks and watches, pneumatic instruments, mechanical
singing birds, gramophones, phonographs, automata, musical novelties,
spares and discs.  A few of the highlights include:

- a rare 22-3/4-inch Sirion 'disc-shifting' musical box,

- a fine silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box by Bruguier,

- a Chordephon disc-operated zither,

- a beautiful Bacigalupo barrel organ with unusual British repertoire,

- 'Buffalo Bill' smoking automaton by Vichy,

- two early coin-operated automata.

Viewing is at the gallery on 25th May and the morning of the sale.
The online catalogue is available at http://www.breker.com/ 
and many of the lots can also be seen and heard in action on
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/auctionteambreker 

Bidding is in person, by commission, telephone or online through
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/  Please feel free to contact us if
you have any questions and we hope to see you soon in Cologne!

Best wishes,
Uwe H. Breker
auction@breker.com.geentroep [delete ".geentroep" to reply]


(Message sent Wed 9 May 2012, 08:03:52 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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