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Records1062 of 15571930-1932 "Hit Of The Week" 78 rpm Records Made of DuriumLiberace by Candlelight 1953
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Posted 5 years ago


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I received about 33 1/2 inch thick EDISON records. We threw away the old phonograph which in hind sight was not smart. I saved the records but I have no idea about value. I think they might be 78 or 80 records. Are some tunes worth more than others? Whatshould I be looking for in the records. They were dusty but in good condition. I have not cleaned them. How should I store them?


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Those are called Edison Diamond Discs. They can only be played with a diamond stylus, do not play them with a steel needle. They actually turn at 80 rpm, not 78.
    If you feel you have to clean them, you may use tissue paper dampened with unscented rubbing alcohol. Quickly dry the record, that is the only way.
    Your records were manufactured sometime between 1921-1929. They need to be stored upright, not stacked one on top of the other. Keep them away from heat and excessive humidity, like basements and attics. They should also be kept in sleeves.
    Yours appear to be in good condition, take good care of them.
    Hope this helps

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