Music Box Collectibles

Music box collectibles are an extremely popular collector's item, with many worldwide collector groups available for enthusiasts. Available in a wide variety of styles and designs, Music box collectibles have a distinct charm, which is unmatched by CDs or record players. Naturally antique Music box collectibles are more valuable than the more recent mass-produced variety. But whether you are collecting for monetary gain, or just for sentimental value, Music box collectibles can be easily found, if you know where to look.

From Betty Boop to crystal and gold, or Tinker Bell to Teddy Bears, music boxes come in a mind blowing range. So before you begin collecting, you will need to do some research on the different categories available, and decide whether you want to have a collection of only specific styles, or a mix of all categories. Educating yourself about the different mechanisms employed within music boxes is a must, and so is studying the different styles of Music box collectibles available, from different periods of time.

How to get information about Music Box Collectibles

The best way to become knowledgeable on the subject is to join a collector group, of which many are available. The Music Box Society International is the most popular of all the collector groups in this category. Others include the Automatic Musical Instrument Collector's Association, Michigan Antique Phonograph Society and the California Antique Phonograph Society. Apart from this, refer to as many books on the subject as possible. Some of the must read books on the subject are ‘Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them', by Ord-Hume, ‘The Cylinder Music Box Handbook', by Webb, ‘Music Boxes: A Guide for Collectors', by Tallis and many others.

Once you have enough information, you will need to start obtaining pieces. Start about by scouring newspapers for estate sales and auctions, where you can find some truly remarkable high-end pieces. Apart from this, let your friends and family know about your hobby, as they can keep an eye out for interesting Music box collectibles while travelling, or from nearby antique stores. Establish a relationship with antique dealers, so that they inform you when new pieces arrive, or they might even obtain a hard to trace Music box collectible for you.

The Internet is another great source for Music box collectibles, but it is very important to be careful while purchasing items online. Ebay is one of the most popular sites for collectors, and you can find a large variety of Music box collectibles here.

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