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Creating A Collection Of Music Boxes

Jul 19, 2008
Collectors need to properly store their collection of music boxes to keep them from being damaged. They also need to regularly inspect their collection to help enable them spot any problems with the music boxes before they get to the point of not being able to be repaired.

Are you desiring to begin a new and exciting collection, but you are unsure of what to type of object to collect? There are a variety of different styles of music boxes available on the market today and collectors easily fall in love with their beautiful artwork and their romantic melodies. Vintage music boxes actually originated in Switzerland in 1796, which were invented by Antoine Favre, and their popularity quickly spread throughout Europe.

Collectors desiring to add antique music boxes to their collections may consider joining the Music Box Society International, which is also known as the MBSI. Members get a chance to network with other collectors and even have the opportunity to sale, buy, or trade antique music boxes with other collectors. Often times an organization like this can be a great opportunity for collectors to find music boxes that might be hard to locate, but with this type of organization the collector will have the aid of other collectors at their disposal. Members are also given access to collectors who have valuable knowledge that they are willing to share with other members.

Parts inside of an antique music boxes will include combs, cylinders, dampers, and mainsprings, but when repairing the parts in some of these antique music boxes could cause the replacement of of other parts. For instance, if one of the antique music boxes in your collection needs to have their combs repaired, then this may include having the comb tuned or even having to replace the teeth. This is why it is so important that your music boxes are inspected as soon as you purchase them, if not before, and then on a regular basis to prevent expensive and unnecessary repairs.

There are certain times when antique music box restoration is not worth while, but in most cases it is possible for them to be restored. There are many times when the restoration and the repairs will actually compromise the value of these music boxes, which usually occurs when the antique parts have to be replaced with modern parts. When this happens collectors should carefully examine how these repairs will affect the value of the music box before making a decision like this. One other example of when antique music box restoration may not be worthwhile is when the repairs cost more than the value of the music box. If the music box has special sentimental value, then the collector might be more willing to pay for the repairs to restore the music box.

Searching for music boxes to add to your collection to done with the aid of your family if they frequently visit antique shops or estate sales, then they will be able to help you locate music boxes for your collections. Antique ballerina music boxes can be located a in a variety of ways as well, but the easiest ways is by doing an Internet search. An Internet search will enable the collector to search for a variety of music boxes from around the world in a very short amount of time. Instead of spending days or even weeks traveling or calling different antique dealers can be done in one single search.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about rare coins, stamp collections, and rare collectibles. Follow these links to find the best marketplace for: rare coins, stamp collections, and music box collectibles.
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