1916 TURKISH Acoustic KEMANY MINAS Arabic script 78

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 14, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

A great series of ACOUSTIC and early Electric Armenian and Turkish recordings, from Ottoman Turkey to Californian Armenian Bands in the 1940s. This week I will be offering over 30 rare records. Pls make sure to check my other auctions.

Rare TURKISH Acoustic Record with Ottoman Arabic script

Date cannot be determined

Probabaly a very early acoustic recording by European Columbia


(Bulbel Canto) Ah Sheo Daghfar/ OUSHAK GHAZEL

bowed and plucked string high tenor in melismatic chant.

Ghazel is a clarinet solo alternating with unacc tenor

10" 78 rpm record


Very Good Plus, Sheo has a lam crack that sounds very mildly. Quiet, but some swish. Rare occ Light dist on top notes. Plays VG++.

Pls check my other auctions for more great records and phonograph items:



Record Grading:

I follow the usual grading rules for 78 rpm records for record wear.

Mint - I don't give. It would only apply to never played dealer stock.

Excellent - like new, no greying. E- may have lightest traces of greying but of no sonic impact.

Very Good - your average record with mild greying, and mild distortions.

I consider records up to VG enjoyable quality records.

Good - pronounced wear and other defects, may still sound good with some sound processing.

All other defects (scratches, scuffs, cracks) will be seperately stated.

Also: as a SUBJECTIVE guide, I may make statements about the listening experience of the record.

SUPERQUIET: Basically no surface noise; rare, only Viva Tonal, Odeon and Electrola records usually get this.

VERY VERY QUIET: Astonishingly quiet for a given pressing of record.

Very Quiet: Much quieter than expected (e.g. a 1916 Columbia pressing without crackle, or a Victor Orthophonic record without slight hiss)

Quiet: on the good side of what to expect for a given record type, but some light noise.

Somewhat noisy: More surface noise than expected.

Noisy: Unusual high noise for a given type of record.


Multiple item shipping: I am happy to combine items for shipment in one parcel. Since I am having auctions for a few weeks, I am happy to hold your winnings and bill you at close of last week.

Records will be packed safely between corrugated cardboard in a sturdy box with plenty of padding for safe shipment.

Shipment is usually Media Mail, unless another service is requested. Shipping is at your risk, I will be happy to insure items at your cost.

I charge actual postage plus a small fee for packing materials

As always, I guarantee your satisfaction. If you don't like the item, just return it, and I will refund the full purchase price.

If you are in the San Francisco area, I encourage pick-up in person.

US Domestic Shipping:

Here is a rough guideline for US Media Mail Shipping:

1 record: 4$

2 records: 5$

5 records: 7$

10 records: 9$

International Buyers:

I am very happy to ship records worldwide.

HOWEVER - A WARNING: US Postal Rates have become very expensive. Here are some examples.


1 record = 2 lbs 20$
4 lbs = 35$
20 lbs in 12x12" box (no albums)= 58$


1 record = 2 lbs 10$
4 lbs = 18$
20 lbs in 12x12" box (no albums)= 35$
I may be able to get some slightly better FedEx rates.
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Assume 1 pound per record plus 1 pound for packing.

I may be able to get slightly better rates through FedEx.

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