Here are some of the titles: Somebody Ought to tell her Husband Grand Baby or Baby Grand Lead Kindly Light Softly and Tenderly Might Lak A Rose Dancing in the Barn Instrumental Trio..Herd Girls Dream Ray of Sunshine I Love You God be with you til we meet again Kiss me, Elida Morris Whispering Tomorrow Land Pass me Not Wait Till the Clouds Roll Xylophone Solo...Sleepy Lou Original Lauterbach, with Yodle, Watson You'd be Surprised My Croony Melody The Red Tulip Moonstruck I Hate to Lose You Medley Pussy Willow Waltzes Dancing on the House Silver Bell Medley of Reels My Father Watches over Me Christmas Hymn Home Sweet Home Violin Solo...Shepherd's Dance Around Me Honey
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a collection of 35 Wax Cylinder Records, circa early 20th century. Most of the pieces appear to be Columbia records. Sixteen of the records are complete with tube cases but appear to be missing lids, with nineteen records missing their cases.
According to the current owner, the collection was acquired via inheritance. Based on recent sales of similar pieces via eBay within the past three months (as collections such as this do not frequently appear in traditional auctions), wax cylinder records missing their cases can be expected to sell for around $10 per piece, while records with cases typically command between $20 and $30.
In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this collection would be estimated at $500 and $650.