It may also be worth contacting the memberlist at Russian-records.com:
For those who have not seen the site, I highly recommend it for quality
scans of hard to get 78rpm disc labels.
Michael Biel wrote:
> Joel Ackerman wrote:
>> My wife has inherited what seems to be an antique Russian portable
>> phonograph. The label inside reads Moskovskii Patephonii Zavod (
>> Moscow Phonograph Factory). Can anyone identify it? Don't seem to be
>> able tom post photos here but will happily send some to anyone who can
>> Approximate date? 1930s? Value?
> In the 1990s these were selling in Russia for $25 to $75 and were all
> over the place, but I always already had too much luggage to think of
> adding the hassle of taking one of these home. Then the USA mail order
> Russian souvenir company was selling these for $125 and I should have
> bought one. There are a number of different factories which made these
> things as late as the late 50s, so they are not necessarily very old.
> Remember, the Soviets continued to press 78s into around 1964. In my
> other computer I have links to the Russian version of Ebay which has
> these machines on it all the time, and might be able to find a match.
> Send me a photo off-list.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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