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Does anyone know how much this cabinet record player is worth? It has been in the family for a while now.
If this is still in good working condition and both the radio and record player are working you unit is worth $180 to $250. However, if the record player or even the radio aren't working, then the until will only sell for $50 to $75.
I am looking for any information about this crank phonograph and its value. There is no name on it. The cone has a marking of "Pat Appd for".
A friend commissioned me to research a similar piece last year when his uncle fell ill and they needed the money for his care.
What I learned is the following:
This may be a Victor Talking Machine, but which one is not clear. It has the lines of a Type E, but the type E that I have seen does not have the fancy metal cut outs on the arm. Victor started in the early 1900s, and I am not clear on what year the E model came out. I never was able go find the old ads to verify a year.
Many of these pieces have been "doctored" over the years to keep them going, so unless you know the entire history of a piece from family history, you may never learn the entire history of the piece.
What I mean by doctored is that if a piece broke, usually the man, of the house would fashion something to keep it going. This could be any of the pieces.
The horns seen today were often not original either, as music purists say that the original horns had terrible sound quality so when they wanted to listen to their music, they often bought what we now call after market horns so they had better musical quality.
Some folks had different horns (the thing that looks like a witches hat--which they are often called by dealers) for different music.
The value on the market of these pieces is all over the place--literally from $10 to in the thousands because there are so many variables with them.
That yours is not marked is concerning, as most Victor pieces were distinctly marked. Do you see a place where a 'badge' may have fell off.
Here is a link with badge types: www.victor-victrola.com/
If you are looking to sell yours, I strongly suggest not trying it on your own, find someone in your city who specializes in these and can tell you what it is worth in today's market for your exact item.
Get several opinions--as I found people's "values" varied significantly depending on what part of town I shopped it to.
Yours appears to be in rough shape, which causes a huge devaluing, as people want those that are pristine, so do not be discouraged if they give you a low value.
I also learned there is a very big market for the pieces--so if you took it a part, the cranks can fetch $20-40, the horns $10 to $100, some of the innards (original to the piece can also fetch good money if they are intact--like nuts and bolt type pieces). This is because people have "project players" that they want to repair and they want the original pieces to do so.
After all was said and done, my friend kept the piece because it was sentimental and found other funding for his loved one. I learned a lot!! It was a fun project!
Post back what you learn about yours!!! Thanks for sharing.
I have a Harmograph type H5135 working talking machine. I cannot find out how much it is worth. My intention is to sell it.
I only found out from this website that it was $113 in the first year of its sale www.radiomuseum.org/
I would contact a dealer or www.radiomuseum.org for their help.
Ive seen them on eBay for $300-$500
Sure doesn't look like junk! :) Are there any markings you can find to help narrow it down & find out how much this would cost!
I am sure someone would love this!
Would anyone be able to tell me how much this is worth? It is in excellent working condition.
You need to know the manufacturer and the model number to make any kind of estimate as to its worth.
Not a lot of people will buy these today. However, there are many different ones listed online. In order to give you the best price who made this? Do you know about how old it is and if all the components are working?
Not sure exactly how old it is, id say esrly 90s & it's manufactured by Hitachi model is T-55L. Still in great working condition & speakers that are with it also work great.
it's manufactured by Hitachi model is
I own a RCA Victor record player/stereo. The speakers go up top with speaker covers, not included, (where the DVDs are stored). The record player goes in middle drawer (not included). 2 other drawers pull out as well. It is very heavy. It has the RCA Victor logo. How much is this particular piece worth?
1961 RCA Victor Danish modern cabinet
I have several vintage Soundesign stereo consoles from the Classic Collection Series. These are still in factory boxes, unopened. Most all the model #s are none existent on the web. But also, some of these boxes say "Sample" on them.
I also have several of the table top receivers. Am/Fm receiver with single or dual cassette and/or 8 track player, some with recorder. Some have speakers that go with them. If any better pics would help, just ask.
Thank you very much for your time, and any help or info is much appreciated!
There are listings of this brand on eBay. Follow for a few weeks and you will get a feel for what they are selling for.
I have had very good luck selling pieces like this and when I have sold them they go for anywhere from $30 to several hundred dollars depending on a few things....
1. They have to be tested and make sure they work (which if they are new in the box, you would assume, but I have had them where they dry rotted inside being on the shelf) and don't work. That said, people do still like them for parts for what is left.
2. You have to list them when there are no others online to get the maximum value, as it is all about supply and demand. You want to list when the supply is low and you are seeing identical ones in the sold section of eBay.
3. Shipping these is a bear and I have had them get damaged in shipping, which is why I no longer will sell them online (they boxes get tossed around and they either don't work when they get there or are totally smushed).Sadly you get much less at the flea or yard sales for these...so the PO has kinda ruined it for me.
Like Judy said, keep checking back to eBay to see the SOLD values..never use current asking price to value yours...sold tells you what people are paying.
This is one (NOT ONE OF MINE) that may be in what you have that sold for $50 plus shipping www.ebay.com/
Good luck with them! What a great find!!!
I purchased this record player console at an estate sale over 5 years ago. It worked back then and only needed a new needle, but I've had it in storage ever since and can't guarantee that it still does. The stereo is a Bogen and the record player is a Garrard. Anyone know how much it's worth? The finish is quite unique so I'm not sure if it's a custom job.
You need to test this item to see if it is working. Then look at these brands for a month or so on eBay to see what working and non-working items actually sell for. Then you will know how much to price yours
I have a variety of suggestions as I have seen these things sold a variety of ways.
If you are handy, you may do better to take it apart and sell the stereo pieces for parts (working or non working, you can often sell them especially on eBay).
I don't know if this receiver is an exact match, but there was one that fetched quite a bit recently:
The record players only have unsold versions in the completed, but I think they were asking too much (high 50s) and would have probably sold them if they dropped the price. You may want to check back every few days and look at the SOLD auctions to see what an exact match to yours fetches.
The wood case is the wild card here as most people want no parts of them because they are big and heavy. The caveat for this is look for a marking on the wood (back, underside, inside somewhere). Some of the better brand furniture (the Stickleys and Henkel Harris of the world) are of value. This piece has some neat mid century modern lines which people love right now...so there may be someone interested in it.
These are NOT matches...but just to give you an idea of what people are paying for what is out there (it is all over the place when they sell)
If you want to sell the whole thing as a package, look around the paper, Pennysaver, Craigs List, Facebook Marketplace and see what people in your area are asking for them and then set your price for 10% less.
If you take it apart and are left with the wood case, we have a place in my town, Construction Junction, that sometimes takes the wood cases because people who want to do flea market flip type projects like them if they are in nice shape. Or, you may have a store like a Habitat for Humanity resale shop in your town where you can donate and take the tax credit. You can find potential places to donate through google under furniture donation or furniture reclaim store.
I hope this gives you some good food for your next steps.
If you live in a large city (such as Atlanta) you may be able to sell the complete console - working or not working but it may be difficult if you live in a small community. The reason - shipping would be very costly so this should be a pick up only item.
I'm looking for a general estimate of value. I know that the record player does need a needle, but otherwise, everything looks good.
The prices vary from $100 to over $500 on eBay.
The cabinet isn't in the best of conditions and the record player needs a needle. You can probably get around $75 to $150 if you sell it like it is now.
Portable record players with an internal speaker were available in the 60's and handy for teens to play their own music. This is about determining the value of vintage portable record players.
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