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Hi,

I wonder if you can help me at all here. I have accquired a selction of very old gramophone vinyl on Decca, Argo and various other labels. I live in Wales in the United Kingdom and want to sell these records on. Can anyone advise me on where I can find out their value?

For Example I have:

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne reab by Norman Shelley. It is four records and also has the notes inside and the reciords are in perfect condition and the box is in good condition.

I also have a selection of Gramophone Co LTD records that state NOT FOR SALE ON THEM IN RED. They then have a label printed on them stuck to the middle saying:

Head Office 1-10-33

2B.5356-2

Quintet in A Minor Op.84

1st Move: Part 3 (Elgar)

Harriet Cohen (Pianist)

Stratter String Quartet

 

Can anyone help me please???

 

Thanks

Gareth

RE: Lots of Help Required

It is a question what the collector is willing to pay.

Someone told me he paid 250 euro's for Beethoven Violin concerto by Chung.

And rumours go that Dvorak 9 Kondrashin is selling for a 1000 euro

Whatever the fool is paying  so to speak.

 

 

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goofajd wrote:

 

I also have a selection of Gramophone Co LTD records that state NOT FOR SALE ON THEM IN RED. They then have a label printed on them stuck to the middle saying:

Head Office 1-10-33

<>Can anyone help me please???

 

Thanks

Gareth

If the Gramophone have stated 'Not for sale' on them 'IN RED' then they will have NO VALUE. They cannot be sold. selling them could be very dangerous. You may have made a mistake advertising them here and seeking a value. Keep away from all windows and keep your doors locked. I can't say anymore here as this is not a safe channel. They may have automatic 'no sale' devices attached to them, place them in a lead box and don't log onto ebay, they monitor those channels. Be Aware - Be Safe.

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goofajd wrote:

 

Hi,

I wonder if you can help me at all here.

Can anyone help me please???

 

Gareth

It seems we were too late.

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Can Someone with some sense in their head please help me UberAlice that rules you out WEIRDO!!!!

RE: Lots of Help Required

 

Hi Gareth. The only place I can think of which is specialist enough to help you is Harold Moore's records in Soho. Well it's in the area between Soho and Oxford Street. The shop is a hive of rare stuff - I think it is on Gt. Marlborough Street across from Schott. If you write to them with a list?

Mark

Fraz Jo - disapntd. Bn ringin this grl al week. No ansr...looks lke she changed her mnd. O well...Ldwg...

RE: Lots of Help Required
goofajd wrote:

 

I have accquired a selction of very old gramophone vinyl on Decca, Argo and various other labels. I live in Wales in the United Kingdom.

Thanks

Gareth

Well done, but we have moved on to CDs in England, let us know when you get cassette tapes in Wales.

RE: Lots of Help Required

Surely the Harriet Cohen Stratter quartet in Elgar's piano quintet dated 1 10 33 is a 78? Is it single sided?The 2B number will be that of the laquer master. It could well be a test pressing and if of something that was never issued could be of interest to an Elgar or Cohen enthusiast but if it's only one side out of the whole work that will very much reduce its value. As to the LPs there are always plenty of advertizers wanting to buy them in the Gramophone classifieds. Whether you'll get a fair price is of course another matter.....

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Based on 33lp's mention of test pressing, why not try the Elgar Birthplace at Broadheath near Worcester?

Ruref

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Well it seems it was issued. I just put Harriet Cohen in the Archive and found a long review from 1934.  78 sides were usually recorded several times  for different "takes" with the final side being selected from test pressings by the artist and/or producer.  It is always possible yours may not be the issued "take" identified by the 2B matrix no. I think the -2 at the end of the no indicates it was the second "take". In any case as RUREF says an original Elgar test pressing could be of interest to the museum.

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Uber Alice wrote:
goofajd wrote:

 

I have accquired a selction of very old gramophone vinyl on Decca, Argo and various other labels. I live in Wales in the United Kingdom.

Thanks

Gareth

Well done, but we have moved on to CDs in England, let us know when you get cassette tapes in Wales.

 

In fact we moved on to downloads some time ago but they still have a box of old CDs in the home courtesy of a helpful charity. It's that or bingo - again. Don't worry Gareth, this old chap is trying to be helpful. And be assured that any tax you pay on the eventual sale will help the state to finance his care. ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR TEA NOW MR OVERALL? 

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