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Offline Nico V

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1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« on: April 13, 2016, 06:36:56 PM »
Gents

Due to cash requirements putting an item up for sale that is extremely dear to me:

A 1940's His Master's Voice portable gramaphone.  Inherited through 3 generations.

Fully functional, mechanical (spring loaded) and working 100%.  Internal speaker and a 78rpm record included. Covered in canvas as I'm told it was cared for against scratches etc.
Place: Pretoria
Age: >70 years
Warranty: I doubt...
Reason for selling: You all know by now.  I would have kept it if I had a choice.
Shipping: Can be arranged at buyers cost and risk BUT I would not recommend it. Probably due to my personal sentiment...
Price: R2,500.  Looking around at antique stores these appear to be the price they go for.

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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 07:10:47 PM »
I would EFT you R200 to keep it, since it's so special to you. Lets see if we can get 11 more forum members to match my offer!!
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 07:14:35 PM »
I'll match that

I would EFT you R200 to keep it, since it's so special to you. Lets see if we can get 11 more forum members to match my offer!!

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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 07:17:12 PM »
I would EFT you R200 to keep it, since it's so special to you. Lets see if we can get 11 more forum members to match my offer!!

Now what a BRILLIANT idea that is!!! Thanks Morne! I'll pass on my banking details via PM. Hehe...
Suggestions on how to get the other 11 bidders...? Can you call (a) friend(s)...?
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 07:23:53 PM »
I think it's Morne's challenge to whomever would like to assist an heirloom stay in someone's family - 9 more guys to chip in R200 bucks as a gesture of empathy? Any takers?

Now what a BRILLIANT idea that is!!! Thanks Morne! I'll pass on my banking details via PM. Hehe...
Suggestions on how to get the other 11 bidders...? Can you call (a) friend(s)...?

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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 07:25:34 PM »
Nico it is my pleasure to help out a fellow forumite with a passion for something so special. I believe the best person to preserve this piece of history would be you. Please guys open your hearts we are already at R400!!! :thumbs:
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 07:27:35 PM »
I think it's Morne's challenge to whomever would like to assist an heirloom stay in someone's family - 9 more guys to chip in R200 bucks as a gesture of empathy? Any takers?

Thanks Dawid!!!
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 07:28:34 PM »
Thank you SO MUCH Gents - I really appreciate it!! I have no words. Thanks, Nico
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 07:46:48 PM »
Count me in for R200.

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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2016, 07:49:38 PM »
Count me in for R200.

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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2016, 07:52:18 PM »
Thanks Guys thats R600!! We are getting there  :Whoohoo:
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2016, 07:54:37 PM »
I need bank details please. Im in
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2016, 08:02:14 PM »
I need bank details please. Im in
Thanks Terehce You Rock!!!! :2thumbs:

That brings us up to R800.
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2016, 08:20:16 PM »
+1
Just pay it forward Nico.....

So that's the R1000 mark right there.
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Re: 1940's vintage HMV gramaphone
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 08:30:06 PM »
I would EFT you R200 to keep it, since it's so special to you. Lets see if we can get 11 more forum members to match my offer!!

I have one of these and could never sell it.....also down the generations!!!!

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