Edison Cylinder Record Catalog and Brochure- 1914

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  • Item Category: Advertising
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 14, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
By 1914, flat records were competing with Mr. Edison’s cylinders and so he included a lot of promotional copy in his recordings catalogs. In addition to the latest Edison releases, this Phono-Gram from June 1914 encourages the purchase of cylinders – even offering to play them for you before you buy in a back cover ad. Very nice condition.

These auctions are being sold on consignment for a local gentleman who is thinning out his collection. So far he's happy with prices on average, and everyone seems happy with the items, so we'll keep them coming!

Please ask questions before you bid and be specific keeping in mind I'm a layman. I'll do my very best to be upfront and honest about anything I sell, and I stand behind my auctions 100%. My client is a serious collector and seems incredibly knowledgeable and if I can't answer your question at a glance, I can simply ask him and get back to you.

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Shipping will be by USPS. If you win any of my other auctions I'll combine shipping as best I can on any combined winnings. For my regular bidders it is fine for you to wait a week to pay and combine two week's worth of auctions. On multiple items I try to charge about 50 cents per item plus actual cost of postage and packing materials.


I've had some questions about shipping costs so I feel this merits an explanation. First of all, as I said these are all sold on consignment and I pay my client a flat percentage of gross sales. eBay charges about .30$ + 8.75%, and paypal charges .30$ + 4%. Packing materials (envelopes, toploaders, bubble wrap, mailing lables etc.) isn't free, and even if I have to just cut up boxes to stiffen packages it is time consuming. Sorting and packing takes time and effort on my part and does require me to put wear and tear on my car and pay for gas to get to the post office. Also eBay doesn't allow me to charge for insurance after the auction closes so I need to make sure I quote enough postage to cover insurance if the item gets upwards of 50$ or so (the point where I don't like to take risks)

Please don't think I'm getting over by charging 2.50$ on a 1$ auction. After fees actual postage, and expenses, I see very little of this. I could always start things with higher minimum bid and say "free" shipping, but I'd still have to cover my costs and it would be a nightmare to figure out what to give my client at the end of the week. Shipping costs are as posted and if you feel it's unfair, please do not bid just to hammer my feedback. I suggest if anyone doesn't believe me, try posting a couple dozen 1-4$ items and see what you really see out of it after expenses. Funny how when I pay for for postage than I charge nobody ever paypal's me the difference, but a lot of people complain about high postage. I appreciate your understanding with this!


Payment by paypal preferred, and I think eBay no longer "allows" anything else, but I'm flexible. If you need to make special arrangements just ask. Since these items are being sold on consignment, so help me get my client paid as quickly as possible by paying within a few days. If you have problems or need to make other arrangements, just ask and I'm pretty flexible.

Again in a nutshell, don't hesitate to ask me questions before or after the sale, and you'll probably want to come back for more. There's plenty more of this collection to go. Have a lot of fun!