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Vinyl: Berliner 5" Gramophone Phonograph Record #52 Home Sweet Home - Very Rare c. 1890

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24 Jul 2020
14 Jul 2020
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This very rare E. Berliner's Gramophon record is number 52 - Home Sweet Home.

Serious phonograph, gramophone and record collectors will know that this scarce Berliner 5" disc is an example of the earliest record made. The original song label on the reverse is in lovely condition, and has the 1887 and 1888 patent dates on it. The earliest 5" Berliner records pre-dated the 7" type that was introduced around 1895, and were made from a material called gutta-percha. The records were made for German toy maker Kammer & Reinhardt from 1889 till 1892.

Almost never seen, this record is estate fresh and available for the first time. The record has some wear to the playing surface, however I would describe it as being in good condition for the age of it. Please check the detailed photographs.

The record is marked: E. Berliner, Gramophon, D.R.P. 45048, 52, Home sweet Home

Shipping is by International Express Priority Courier.

An invoice will be provided at the final bid price, and any duties or taxes in the country of delivery will be the responsibility of the buyer.

A very rare opportunity to purchase a rare 5" Berliner record.

Please ask any questions you may have before you bid - I want you to be completely happy with the item you receive! Please note that my shipping charges include insurance when possible - some countries do not offer / allow insurance. CT residents : You will pay a 6.35% sales tax. While I specify 5 days handling time, if you need the item sooner, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

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