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New Years Eve Auction

Sat, Dec 31, 2022 11:00AM EST
Lot 322

Collection of Edison Cylinder Phonograph Records

Estimate: $200 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

Collection of 49 Edison cylinder phonograph records. Ca. late 19th - early 20th century. These wax cylinders were played on an early iteration of the phonograph, designed by Thomas Edison. Most of these records are Edison Gold Moulded Records, with a few Columbia Records mixed in. Genres include opera, popular music, minstrel songs, waltzes, dances, vaudeville acts, and more! A few of the records seem to have been imported from Europe, as the cases are in German and the songs are in Czech. A slice of American history that you can listen to! Condition: all of these records seem playable, and a few have been on Edison Record Players. Minor wear, mildew / mold as expected with extreme age. Keywords: retro, vintage, audio, classic, inventor, invention, record player, Victorian, European