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Western Electric Big Bucks
« on: August 29, 2015, 07:08:10 PM »
And you thought Western Electric potbellys brought big bucks:

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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 01:49:34 PM »
Yikes!  I see what you mean!

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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 03:16:29 PM »
And you thought Western Electric potbellys brought big bucks:

I fully understand these prices are not out of line for that great, old and near perfect WE sound reproduction and amplification equipment (speakers, tubes and amps), but an engraving? A picture? Ah, the deep pockets within the art world, I guess.

He's sold some items ranging from $200 to just over $1,000 so the market speaks on those transformers, tubes, etc. But a framed picture?
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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 06:43:31 PM »
I suppose being an early engraved silver one has something to do with it. 

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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 07:54:03 PM »
For what I hear people say on the antique radio forum and the audiophile forum the Chinese have drove the price sky high on this type of Western Electric equipment.
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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 08:10:26 PM »
For what I hear people say on the antique radio forum and the audiophile forum the Chinese have drove the price sky high on this type of Western Electric equipment.

It's been some time since I've seen them on eBay but those large circular horn speakers (if that's what they are called) that I think were used to project sound in movie theaters went for big money. Something about the construction gave the horns a resonance that produced both near perfect and well amplified sound, IIRC.

So, the Asian market are just audiophiles or they think they can re-verse engineer duplicates, or both?
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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2015, 08:52:59 PM »

So, the Asian market are just audiophiles or they think they can re-verse engineer duplicates, or both?

They are audiophiles with newly found disposable income.
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Re: Western Electric Big Bucks
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 06:41:02 PM »
I used to see a bunch of that stuff coming out of Korea...
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