Common questions

What is a Victrola talking machine worth?

What is a Victrola talking machine worth?

According to, one of the premier websites devoted to Victor Victrolas, the model VV 4-3 Consolette is among the most common machines. It probably needs restoration and is worth about $50 to $75. You probably can find a local buyer, so don’t throw it out.

What is the value of an old Victrola?

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 do you date a Victor-Victrola?

You may find a paper license sticker located on the back, the bottom or on an inside wall or underneath your Victor or Victrola photograph, depending on model (picture on right). This sticker has a veritable plethora of patent and copyright dates printed all over it.

Are old Victrola records worth anything?

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)

How many times can you crank a Victrola?

This is fine, but the mainsprings must be wound enough to provide sufficient power. Minimally, 25-30 revolutions of the crank should be enough to play one record. Motors with 2, 3 or 4 mainsprings can be wound 60, 90, or over 100 revolutions, although care should always be taken to avoid over-winding the mainspring.

Who buys Victrola records?

If you want to SELL YOUR OLD 78s and have a COLLECTION or ACCUMULATION of VINTAGE 78 RPM RECORDS from your ATTIC, or BASEMENT, from AUCTIONS or the inside of your OLD VICTROLA, from your PARENTS or GRANDPARENTS and want GREAT PRICES for them, you’ve come to the right place.

How much is a Victor Victrola worth?

Selling prices for good quality examples in this category will typically run from $500 to well above $2000, depending on the specific model and condition.

Will a Victrola ruin records?

Cheap Victrola record players that are used properly should not damage your records beyond just shortening their lifespan a bit. Eventually this will cause the record to wear out and could also cause the grooves to become extremely damaged if the record skips a lot.

Can Victrola play old records?

If that’s the case, then you should be aware that Victrola offers an 8-in-1 retro record player that not only plays cassettes but also offers AM/FM radio. This offers everything you could want from a record player, especially if you’re not only limited to vinyl.

When was the first Victor Talking Machine made?

Introduced in 1906, the Victrola was a smash hit for the Victor Talking Machine Company and was their flagship model for many years. The Victrola was the first record player to have the horn INSIDE the cabinet, which when presented as a finished product, was extremely stylish, attractive, convenient to the consumer.

What kind of phonograph was the Victor Victrola?

Victor Victrola phonograph, The Talking Machine Victor Victrola phonograph, The Talking Machine style VV-XI #1105. ht. 15 in. , wd. 21 1/2 in. Provenance: From an estate in Lloyd Ha. : Victor Victrola

How big is a Victrola Talking Machine box?

VICTROLA TALKING MACHINE & RECORDSTable top VICTROLA TALKING MACHINE & RECORDSTable top Victrola with box of approx. (100) mostly German old recordings. 15” H x 15.5” W X 20” L. Early 20th century. Victor Orthophonic Credenza Victrola, Model Victor Orthophonic Credenza Victrola, Model VV8 American, circa 1927.

What kind of case does a Victrola come in?

A Victrola in an oak case with hinged lid marked Thomas Edison Trade Mark; with an accompanying box of cylinders; ht. 12.5 wd. Victor Talking Machine Co. ”Victrola” phonograph. Victor Talking Machine Co. ”Victrola” phonograph. Enclosed in oak case and marked inside the lid ”Victrola Manufactured by Victor Talking Machine Co.