Mills Novelty Company is the home of rare musical instruments, and other rare items. As example this extremely rare Wisconsin Albino Buck Deer, photographed very recently within a mile of my home in central Wisconsin! In over twenty five years I have heard of such creatures, but never have been privileged to see one!
Update: See Morphy Auctions Las Vegas for the October 20-21st sale which includes several really nice music instruments. Lot #331 and #332 are two large orchestrions which we helped consign to this sale. Check it out and our other new listed musical instruments. ---Call us at 800-691-6042 we can help with your collection needs.
See our latest arrivals in the for sale section. At the beginning of the year we only had three Mills Single Violanos for sale. For a time we were out of stock. But we have just added two Mills Singles to the for sale list! We are currently finishing the restoration and midi digital player system for a Double Violano, if you are in the market this or one of the other fine examples give us a call at 800-691-6042.
Sales for Mills Violanos continue to be strong, a number have appeared at area auctions, selling for bargain prices. This is good for the buyer, and most end up at our restoration shop to bring them back as wonderful Mills Violano treasures for the future generations to enjoy.
We continue to hear other music merchants constantly down playing the current market. NOT SO at Mills Novelty. The current market overall conditions have brought down the prices somewhat, but large and rare Orchestrions are still very hard to come by and sell well. It is proof beyond question that Mills Novelty sells, and QUALITY items sell!
Currently we are looking to purchase a few more nice un-restored Mills Violanos. We recently found a small hoard of unrestored Mills Electric pianos and horse race pianos. All of the Mills Horse Race pianos have already been sold and are currently undergoing restoration at the Haughawout shop, but several electric pianos are still available. We have a reasonably large quantity of original rolls (which up to now have been very scarce) and intend to make them available as digital file songs. If you have interest in this project or music give us a call.
At Mills Novelty our track record speaks for itself. If you are thinking of selling your collection, give us a call. We can help your find the correct combination of private placement and other marketing to sell your items.
If you are looking to buy, we have several outstanding rare and desirable musical items available right now! Often we sell an item before we even have time to list it here, so call us for the latest currently available instruments.
Several recent auctions have proven once again that this is a good option if you are selling a single item, or entire collection. We work with the LARGEST auctions houses and can help you make the correct choices. We have just help consign the wonderful Phillips Paganini and Weber Styria listed in our for sale section to the upcoming Morphy Auction in Las Vegas. Please visit the Morphy Auction website for all the details, or call us and we will help get your registered to bid.
We believe in private placement when possible. Matching the buyer, seller, and music machine is always a good idea. But public auctions provide access to many potential buyers all over the world and often the items bring better prices. Buyers are looking for rare and exceptional investment grade mechanical musical instruments. At Mills Novelty Company we do not try to convince people that we know everything about everything! Our current track record of sales is proof enough. We are happy to share our opinion if ask, to the best of our knowledge, about items we represent. We do not offer opinions for items we have never even seen as some do.
This very nice Verbeeck dance organ from Long Island New York is now installed at the Stahl Museum collection and will be one of the featured items at the upcoming Musical Box Society annual convention in the Detroit area on August 28th, thru September 1st. Plan on attending this special meeting with some exceptional collection visits, and TWO very special Wurlitzer pipe organs that will be played by two world class theater organists! To our knowledge, we the only "go to" company that has both the experience and the expert staff required to safely and carefully setup or move the very largest and most complex musical instruments on the planet. Give us a call if we can help or answer questions. Our Mills Novelty staff continues to visit both European and American clients. We are proud to work with our longtime associate Richard Hack of Annapolis, MD. Dick was recently chosen to provide professional services to the National Musical Museum of the Netherlands in Utrecht, Holland! Dick can be seen in the photos below when our company was delivering the beautiful Verbeeck 99 Key organ at the Stahl collection of Chesterfield Michigan. Our congratulations to Terri Copens, shown supervising the unloading of the Verbeeck organ. Terri has been promoted to the General Manage of the Stahl Foundation Museum!
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.
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.
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. Our affiliated restoration service, Haughawout Music Company is recognized as THE AUTHORITY concerning all aspects of the Mills Violano restoration.