Are old Victrola records valuable?
Rock n’ roll, blues, and jazz records produced from 1960 to 1970 are the most valuable. A “valuable record” can range anywhere from $500 to $3000. Anything over $3000 and we’re migrating more towards the “rare” albums which are valuable because of unique characteristics (see the above section)
Do Victrola records have value?
We are not record experts, and have no information on the value of records other than to say that 99% of 78 RPM Victor (and other brand) records are worth no more than $2.00 each in good condition, and many are worth less than that.
What is a Victrola record player worth?
Most Victrola (internal horn) models are still quite commonly found at estate sales and on EBay, with the average selling price in the $50 to $200 range for typical “attic-stored” machines.
How much is a vintage Victrola worth?
Original Mint Condition. The condition of a Victrola often determines its value as an antique. According to Victor-Victrola.com, a VV-XI left exposed in an unfinished attic space is worth around $100-$150, while a Victrola of the same model in mint condition sells for over $750.
What was the lead out groove on a Victor Victrola?
Early records used on Victors and Victrolas have no lead out groove (the eccentric circle at the end of the record close to the label). That is a good indicator that the record is pre-1925, and will play well on an early phonograph.
When did the first Victor Victrola come out?
Victor introduces the deluxe gold-trimmed Victor VI model, selling for $100 ($2900 in today’s money) The pneumatic-powered Victor Auxetophone introduced in May. Selling for $500, this is equivalent to $14,000 today. The first internal horn phonograph, the Victrola, is introduced in August.
Where can I buy records from the Victrola era?
They made hundreds of millions of records in the Victrola era, and mountains of them are still around, so the prices are generally quite low. We usually buy our records at flea markets and garage sales. They can often be found by the box or milk-crate (usually for $5 or less).
Can a Pathe record play on a Victor Victrola?
This would include most flat records, with the exception of the early Edison and Pathe discs, which used a vertical cutting method. Don’t play thick Edison discs on your Victor, as these are vertically cut, and the Victrola’s needle will ruin them.