Dear roll customers
May 27, 2008, new postal rate and insurance rate increases went into effect. Good news on the media mail, I do not have to raise rates, but insurance has gone up and I goofed on the last auction bills as I had an old insurance rate, but now have corrected the form. So I had to eat the increases on insurance. Also sad to say is that they have raised again the international “M” bag rates. I guess I will be kind on the foreign customers and will continue to subsidize some of the foreign postage.
KLEZMEROLA “Lost Yiddish Gershwin Player piano roll discovered!” Bob Berkman, a longtime collector of all kinds of ethnic player piano rolls has recorded a CD of rare ethnic Jewish player piano rolls and it is for sale. “It makes available for the first time Jewish recordings from old piano rolls. Included is the only known Jewish roll by George Gershwin, recorded in 1916 and long thought lost.” Get a copy of the CD! It is a fantastic CD of some great music that you will enjoy, regardless of your ethnicity. Some very nice snappy tunes! There are 21 selections and the CD plays for over an hour.
If you have internet access you can go to www.klezmerola.com
and view the website and order a copy or many copies for friends who like player piano music, or simply send me $18.00 for a copy and I will have a copy shipped to you. Or you can order the CD when you make your bids and I will include it with your shipment of wins. The price includes shipping in the US. For foreign shipments it may be more unless shipped with a batch of rolls. We still have some of the CD's in stock, so order a copy today and save on postage if with roll shipments.
What's in the auction?
88 note rolls. We have been sent some more fantastic consignments from all over the country this time. There is an interesting collection of Playrite and Staffnote 88 note rolls from New York area. The arrangements are fantastic! What is interesting is that Staffnote made some of the Playrite rolls.
I still have a number of brand new unopened and unused QRS rolls from a store that somehow had missed them in the tax inventory time and asked me to find new homes for them. These missed the inventory, as they are titles that are no longer in the current QRS catalog. So, if you wanted a copy of a particular tune, this is the time to buy it. Did I mention that they are bargain priced as well???
AMPICO ROLLS: We have been sent a fantastic collection of over 400 AMPICO rolls from an estate in California to auction off. Some were in last auction. Since the consignor wants the collection to move fast I have decided to put the rest of the entire collection in this auction, plus a few from a collection from New York. So there will be over 300 AMPICO rolls. The reason for this is that I am having a problem with ebay and don't seem to be able to make any listings. If you are looking for AMPICO rolls, this is the auction to find some rare gems. AMPICO rolls sound great on 88 note player pianos, too! Some late good news is that apparently eBay has fixed the problem and I was able to list an item this morning.
Duo Arts: More of the rare and fantastic Joseph Tushinsky collection. Some nice Accompaniment rolls, too! Also a few rolls from a collection from Missouri
Nickelodeon rolls: None this time? 65 Note rolls: None this time.
REPAIR Parts and services: We now have small Flanges, boxes, tubes in stock again. We have some brown small roll boxes, probably for duo arts at $2.00 each. Pack of 10 pair of flanges for $4.00. We still offer ungummed replica box labels for 50 cents a pair. On repairing rolls, we will furnish a new end tab and leader paper for $1.00 where the end tab and leader need replacing. We will fix the leader and end tab for $3.00 on the roll if you don't want to do it yourself.
Don't forget to order some repair tape. The supplier of the mending tape has raised its price. It is now priced at $15.00 per roll. Or order two rolls for $28.00. To reduce my inventory, I am offering the same deal I offered at the AMICA convention in Chicago and that is 10 rolls for $120.00. A big savings to you! Thanks again for looking over the list and best of luck in your bidding.
Click on "The Auction" above if you are ready to see what's available in the auction. Thanks! .