[78-L] Are There Still Operatic 78rpm Collectors?

Stewart, Joseph R RandyStewart at MissouriState.edu.invalid
Mon Mar 16 12:20:38 PDT 2015

Rodger Holtin wrote: 
It would seem, looking at the current Nauction # 57, that there are still
quite a number of folks who collect operatic 78s.  The cover item is exactly
that, and the minimum bid is about what I paid for my house.  No idea if
that's the all-time high for a minimum bid or not, but apparently folks who
didn't choke on a record for $7.00 in 1907 are still not choking on records
for $25 grand today.  And there's 20+ more pages of more of the same kind of

That reminds me: I need to get my bids in for #57... and yes,they'll probably all be for operatic discs... and no, 
I WILL NOT be bidding on the Anna von Bahr-Mildenburg.  It costs as much as our car (and we still have three 
years of payments on that)!

Randy Stewart, Arts Producer
KSMU Radio
Missouri State University
Springfield MO

More information about the 78-L mailing list