Beatles Record Player, ca. 1965
Appraised Value: $2,800
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Appraisal Video: (0:56)
GUEST: Well, I received it as a Christmas present from my aunt in 1964. We've had it in a closet, more or less.
APPRAISER: You played the Beatles records on the Beatles phonograph?
GUEST: Yes, uh-huh.
APPRAISER: Well, let me tell you a little bit what I know about this particular phonograph. It's a high-fidelity phonograph, and you have the original packaging materials right here that give the instructions, and it does say it's a four- speed phonograph, model 1000. This is an early example of 1960s Beatles licensing merchandise memorabilia, and many, many were sold to fans just like yourself in the early '60s. In 2006, one sold at auction for $2,250, almost identical, with the facsimile signatures and the Beatles in concert performing their songs live. It's in excellent condition. I think it would sell for no problem between $2,500 and $3,000, but $2,800 would be a really solid price at retail.
GUEST: That'd be great, yeah, thanks.
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