I bid remotely but from what I saw from pictures/reports it might be fair to suggest they were not necessarily stored with "overt consideration." I never med the Gent and he seemingly was well-regarded in some UK circles.
On 12 jun 2012, at 23:12, Tom Fine wrote:
> Most of the phonographs pictured didn't look in very good shape, but it's good that this guy amassed them and saved some from dumpsters. I love the detail about the three-wheeler.
> Also, although I prefer collecting to accumulating, this man hoarded and accumulated interesting antique items (the record- and cylinder-players) and at least some interesting and antique grooved media. I've been in a couple of houses stuffed with old players and records and the smell of old wood, old metal, old motor grease, shellac, old paper and dust is unique and somewhat comforting. It's ruined if there's an added flavor of mildew or cat piss.