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  2. Valecnik

    The Model A Triumph

    Here it is newly refurbished and back in action. 🙂
  3. “Speedy Boy” by Johnny Johnson and His Statler Pennsylvanians 1928 Vocalists: Bob Treaster with Harry Shackleford, Roy Strom, and Sam Browne DAHR: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800016714/BVE-42478-Speedy_boy
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  5. Mainspring


    This postcard was added to my collection late last year. Postmarked 1915, it clearly deals with the hunting in Texas, never mind the 25' Victor sign on the front of Petmecky's building.
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  7. alang


    I live in Delaware and received my copy last week.
  8. RodPickett


    RichadLee, and others who may still be waiting, please EMAIL APS to indicate same and a replacement copy will be mailed.
  9. RichardLee


    I have not received my copy yet. I live in the eastern part of the country. Are there other members still waiting?
  10. Mainspring


    Yeah, it is actually a great little song, as I said, I have it on DD. I have a 2x3 foot Al Field poster with Shunk's face on it in my music room.
  11. melvind


    I found 3 records in the DAHR database that show Harry Shunk as composer and/or lyricist on one side of the records. What a rare and somewhat obscure find.
  12. Mainspring


    I always like seeing these stories about finding esoteric things. For me, it is generally graves. Recently located the grave of Harry Shunk, minstrel performer with Al G. Field and Victor recording artist, although his recordings weren't issued to my knowledge. I do have an Edison DD of a song he wrote though. Congrats on your find!
  13. Analogous


    Imagine: It's Christmas eve, 1906. You are a telegrapher on a cargo ship anchored off Cape Cod, headphones on, listening to the dots and dashes of ship-to-shore messages. Suddenly, the splintered sound made by their spark-gap transmitters is suppressed by a stronger signal, and - for the first time, amidst the relative quiet - you hear a voice. A man greets you, plays an instrument (some say it is a phonograph record) and wishes you a Merry Christmas. Radio as we know it is born. Marconi is the widely accredited inventor of radio and DeForest is its self-proclaimed father. But it is
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    Important Announcement CHANGE OF LOCATION Regarding Stanton’s Fall Music Machine Auction Two days after advertising that we would move our November 19, 20 and 21st the auction to Elkhart, Indiana to abide by the Co-Vid 19 virus mandates, the mandates were relaxed in Michigan. These new relaxed mandate will permit us to conduct the auction at our normal location. We apologize for the changes as we know that this will necessitate changes in flights and hotel arrangements. Please pass along this new information. and plan on attending our upcoming event at the Barry County Expo Center, on the Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 N. M-37 Highway, Hastings, Michigan on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 19, 20 and 21st. Feel free to contact us for additional information. We are working on the catalogs at this time, and if you normally do not receive a free copy of the same, contact us so we can send one to you when they are completed. Steven E. Stanton, (517) 331-8150 EMail Stanton’s Auctioneers, Realtors, & Appraisers 144 S. Main, Box 146, Vermontville, Michigan 49096 EMail – Website – Stanton's Auctions


  15. FWIW, IMO Helmut is 100% correct about Type 3/4 Columbia boxes standing out compared with AMERICAN boxes (emphasis added). An astonishing number of European companies produced more elaborate designs and packages than American record labels. At the risk of introducing cultural and personal bias, there are legitimate reasons for this. By the late 1890s, the American cylinder business was aiming at a mass market. Package design was targeted for mainstream American taste with predictable results. Concurrently, in Europe, the phonograph was aimed at the carriage trade with a lot o
  16. Hello Tom, Thanks for your reply. I have disposed of the needles and sold the Repro-Gramophone to a collector but specified that the Gramophone wasn't original so that potential buyers were not under any false impressions. Regards, fbagnato
  17. A package of needles can be gotten on E bay for around $ 10.00 or less. That would be the better way to go on records. A steel needle is only good for one play then it starts to ruin a record. A lot of thrift shops have very cheap shellac records for under a dollar. Not a lot of people understand them or want them. Tom
  18. Oregonian

    Wanted: Head For Large Plastic Nipper

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    I'd like to find the head for a large plastic Nipper. I'd also be interested in a complete Nipper with a damaged body.


    Albany, Oregon - US

  19. Oregonian

    Front Mount Victor E For Sale - $850

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    I am selling a very nice front mount Victor E. It is all original with the exception of an accurate Sitko slotted crank. I would be happy to deliver to the 2021 APS O'Hare Expo next June or to the Buena Park Expo in 2021. Postage is also an option for the cost of a new carton and actual postage. Please look at the photos and ask any questions. Thanks, Jerry Blais


    Albany, Oregon - US

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  21. John - - I never caught that "Chesnut Street" misspelling! Thanks for your excellent observations on chronology and production. Helmut - - You have some outstanding images of truly beautiful cylinder record boxes. I must agree that most U.S. cylinder boxes (and talking machines too) cannot approach Europe for decorative design. I'm looking forward to your book! (Don't I still owe you a few pictures? If so, please send me an email reminding me of what you need and I'll get on it.) George P.
  22. phonoobsession

    Columbia Record Boxes (U.S., Standard-size): Chronology

    Thanks John! Indeed the continued typo (Chestnut Street) on TYPE 3 and its correction with TYPE 4 is a strong proof for this sequence. All your other explanations are also very conclusive. Great information! I just can't agree with you that Columbia TYPE 3 was "one of the most eye-catching record packages ever produced". ;-) It was quite nice, given it was an early printed record label and compared with other American cylinder boxes. But some European cylinders had much nicer labels. A few examples: http://www.phonoobsession.de/cylinder_record_boxes.html That's why I am
  23. I think - but am not sure - that George's sequence is correct, but for somewhat different reasons. In January 1897, the company opened an office in NYC with some fanfare (and a modified record announcement). The Type 1 box coincides with this period though, given its rarity, I don't think if was used for long. The Paris office opened about a year later. Record announcements were augmented accordingly as was this box with the Paris address added under the shield (Type 2). However, this box change appears to have been short-lived while the Type 3 design was developed. Since, by
  24. Thank you, Fran - - I too hope you get lucky! Hi Helmut - it's good to hear from you! You may be right about this. I tended to think TYPE 4 came afterward because I have an example with OBL and the cylinder is a moulded example. I was reluctant to believe that the "First Flag" label was produced for that long (ca. 1898-1902). Still, this is a work in progress, and I'll happily edit the order if there's documentation to support it. I should have pointed out that my intent was to offer a chronology of U.S. Columbia boxes. I have changed the title accord
  25. Check out that perfectly embedded video...😅
  26. "Who Gives You All Your Kisses?" by The Troubadours 1927
  27. phonoobsession

    Columbia Record Boxes (U.S., Standard-size): Chronology

    Thank you, George! It's a nice overview. As you already mentioned there are a few variations missing. I try to post photos of those when I have time to take them. One question - are you sure about the chronological sequence of type 3 and type 4? I always assumed that type 4 (no prices shows) was before type 3. I mean, would it be logical, that the prices were shown on the first "flag" variation, just to disappear on the second and re-appear on the third version? I'd rather think that the first one had no prices (perhaps by mistake, as even the "shield versions before showed prices)
  28. Thank you George! This is a wonderful guide. I now realize that there are 2 of the 2-minute boxes I don't have displayed (#6, 7, 10). I'll need to go dig through the stash of old moldies I have in the attic. I hope I get lucky!
  29. I'm not aware of a chronological presentation of standard-size Columbia cylinder record boxes, so I thought I'd offer a preliminary overview here. I may have missed one or more variations, and if so I'd be pleased to add to this list if readers will contribute their additions. Columbia's first cylinder boxes, like Edison's, were plain pasteboard boxes, so I won't picture one here. TYPE 1, Columbia's first known labeled cylinder box featured a small image of Columbia holding a shield: TYPE 2: Columbia's second known box was (except for a change of Chic
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