An interesting year, as the weather begins its fall cycle. Steady sales slightly ahead of last years pace is a good indicater of the future for Mechanical Music. Several new collections have been established. Some larger instruments have moved to new homes, so overall business continues to be good at Mills Novelty Co. Opportunities still exist for discriminating buyers who are looking to hedge. We all know what may come in the stock market.
Very recently we were ask to sell some very fine orchestrions and organs from private collections. If you are looking for something special, let us know what would fit your collector needs, perhaps we have a lead on it!
You can try the rest, then come back to the best! No matter if you are a seller or buyer, we can help, just give us a call at 800-691-6042. We look forward to serving your mechanical music needs.
Sales of our famous and proven Mills Violano Digital Player system for the Mills Violano have continued to be steady. Several newly arranged albums of music for the Violano have been released this year. Terry H. continues to restore Violanos. Sales of Mills Violano instruments and VALUES have been good. This bodes well for the investment potential of the Mills Violano. We have sold three Hupfeld Phonolizst Violanas this year, which is also an indicator that the market for top quality investment grade instruments is still alive and well. At the time of this posting we just listed a very nice playing original Violano for sale, check it out in our "violanos for sale" section.
Over the past few months many original and recut rolls and a few hundred music box discs have sold. We still have many and finally have managed to catolog our current inventory. Please give us a call at 800-691-6042 or 715-697-9242 if you are looking for specific music rolls or music box disc for one of your instruments---
If you are thinking about selling some musical items or your entire collection call us at 800-691-6042. Cash buyers are standing by for quality mechanical music instruments. Lets talk, and as always we NEVER CHARGE for helping answer your questions.
Sorry that the Waldkirch Music Festival in Waldkirch, Germany blog was not posted sooner. Time continues to be the one problem that never seems to be resolved. Waldkirch was a wonderful event though a little damp at times. Visiting with old friends and making new ones is always a pleasure. Check out the blog and also the video clips!
Fall promises to bring more exciting opportunities for buyers and sellers alike. Several special instruments are slated to move from collection to collection. The music hobby is realizing the value of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) which adds to the enjoyment of new music while retaining the originality of old instruments!
We are pleased to announce we are in beta testing G4 (generation four) state of the art digital hardware and software systems which operate with wireless interfaces for Android and Windows tablets or smartphones. We also continue to beta test Apple products.
Only a few of these large concert Welte's were ever manufactured, and this Concert Style II appears to be the only remaining example known to still exist! It has undergone a total professional restoration and case refinish and needs nothing. Just plug and play. Complete with hundreds of wonderful Welte rolls, seven ranks of pipes and percussion effects. This is a joy to hear as well as look at. Give us a call and we will provide all the details, 800-691-6042.
Among the most desireable Wurlitzer Band Organs, the Model 157 is large and impressive with a wonderful facade, lots of carvings, optional lights on the facade (from the factory, not addons) and a double tracker system. Call us at 800-691-6042 for lots more information.
This Weber Brabo Orchestrion includes an expression piano with mandolin, violin pipes, and xylophone, equipped with elaborate and very effective expression mechanism and the ability to play both violin and xylophone solos. This instrument has been professionally and completely restored by one of the finest mechanical music restorers alive today. No detail was overlooked, right down to the original Weber instruction sheets inside the case and all componets are totally original. This instrument is priced for sale at or below current market conditions, so you can have the best and also pay only a fraction of what it cost to properly restore this instrument in the first place. Call us at 800-691-6042.
Here is an OUTSTANDING example of the extremely rare Mills Bowfront Violano. This instrument is ready for any collection, or as a single instrument it can be the star attraction! It has our famous digital player system and also plays from original paper Mills rolls. It is common knowledge that these instruments have brought well over $200K recently. Our example is equally fine and in flawless working condition, at much less money. This plug and play example can be delivered anywhere in the world, ready to delight all that are privileged to see and hear it. This is the first Bowfront we have had for sale in over a year, who knows when (if ever) another might come along. Click here for more photos and details.
SELLING? ONE MUSIC MACHINE OR THE ENTIRE COLLECTION--- CALL US TO GET TOP RESULTS! Find out what others already know--- CALL 800-691-6042 and we will help you reach your objective!!!
Call 800-691-6042 for all the details about our new Mechanical Music Digital Player that will allow complete musical control of any antique musical instrument.
The Mills Violano Virtuoso is an amazing mechanical music machine manufactured by Mills Novelty Company from 1907 to 1930. If you are new to the Violano, you can find history, facts and pictures related to the Violano manufacture, direct from our archives.
Visit our FOR SALE sections to see our offerings of mechanical music machines for sale which are updated with new items as they become available. Our clients ask for an alternative source where they can buy and sell instruments without hidden fees, tricks, and games----this service has been an overwelming success!
We are active sellers and buyers for American Orchestrions and Nickelodeons, Mills Violanos of all types, DeCap and Mortier Dance Organs, Piano Wall Boxes, original Literature and catalogs, Fairground organs of all types, original Seeburg G & H rolls, and art glass panels from original nickelodeons, and more. Give us a call today, we NEVER charge for advise or information about mechanical music.
Collecting automatic music, a clear choice. Automatic music has PROVEN to be a sound business investment over the years in good times and bad. A solid investment that historically has had reasonable appreciation year after year. Perhaps you are happy with the current return from your bank CD? Enjoy mechanical music and good returns both. Its your choice....
Our "advanced collector" registery has now been updated. We will send news letters to all subscribers as new items become available. There is no cost, your email address will NEVER be shared with anyone, and it only takes a few minutes to register!
Our affiliated restoration service, Haughawout Music Company is recognized as THE AUTHORITY concerning all aspects of the Mills Violano restoration. If you are looking to buy or sell a violano, give us a chance---the call is free--800-691-6042, call today you won't be disappointed.