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Steven-R, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have 3 antiques music boxes--a Regina which plays large

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I have 3 antiques music boxes--a Regina which plays large metal discs with little "catches" on the bottom that run over sprockets much like the little modern day cheap music boxes; an Edison Amberola that plays cylindrical records; and an upright Edison that plays the old thick records. And I have records and discs for each of these 3. Are they worth anything (I know the condition of each is significantly contribution factor in pricing)? If so, where might I look further for disposal of them? I live in northern Ill.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Do you see any visible serial numbers on the maker tags?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
on the Amberola (the cylindrical player) is SM 28381. On the Regina are the numbers 15316; on the upright victrola is Model # ***** and Serial # ***** I can find no other numbers or identifying symbols on any of these 3.
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. Of the three, the Regina clearly rules the roost as far as value. It should retail easily in the $1,500 range and possibly more as they seem to stay in demand.
The Amberola should go for $300 to $500 and the Upright, $150 to $200.
You can generally add around $3-5 each for records and discs and $15-35 each for Regina discs.
An up and coming venue for sale which seems to be performing well is the internet site based in New York. They market your goods for you and even arrange shipping, so certainly worthy of consideration.
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