Hi MMD, John Phillip's recent request for a specific Duo-Art roll
prompted me to let MMD readers know of the availability of a large
number of Duo-Art rolls. I was able to locate the roll he wanted
in minutes. However, he had a friend in England that is sending it
to him in Tasmania for only the postage.
As many of you who have helped me with this project know, I purchased,
about three months ago, the lifetime roll collection of Paul Stelzner
of Washington, Missouri. This collection consisted of over 4000
Duo-Art rolls and approximately 1500 Klavier 88-note rolls and other
To say this is a high quality collection would be an understatement!
A large percentage of the collection are recuts from Klavier, Play-Rite,
QRS and others. When he acquired an original roll it was not only
examined it was rewound on a new core, with new flanges and put in a
new high quality box. Somehow he removed the original box labels and
put them on the new boxes.
Over the last couple months, with the help of a couple ladies, we
have organized this huge collection and combined it with my own Duo-Art
rolls. Thus we now have on the shelves, organized by roll number,
over 5000 Duo-Art rolls. They are organized on the shelves into the
categories in the Duo-Art book by Charles Davis Smith. For example,
the 5000 series, the Audiographic series, etc., and by number within
the series. The boxes are shelved with all large boxes together and
all small boxes together. Shelving would have been difficult if there
were mixed box sizes on the shelves. So at least theoretically we can
find any roll fairly quickly if you know the number.
The point of this message is to let MMD readers know that if they are
looking for a specific roll I will try to accommodate their needs by
listing them on eBay. I already have had moderate success with listing
these rolls on eBay. This way I'm letting the market decide the value
of the roll because in most instances I have no idea what a particular
roll is worth but someone out there does. So let me know your needs
and I'll list them. Again, thanks to the several individuals, some
local and one who drove from Kansas City to help and advise.