Collecting Harmonicas

Collector’s Corner: Harmonicas

By Michele Alice
AuctionBytes.com
July 20, 2008

“French harp. Moothie. Tin sandwich. Any of these terms strike a chord? How about gob iron, mouth organ, or Mississippi saxophone? If you guessed that they all refer to the harmonica, then you probably already own at least one.

…Collectors are quite willing, however, to pay a premium for models that had limited production runs, feature special logos, or have unusual colors, shapes, or designs. For example, The Beatles edition by Hohner often sells for up to $250, while one collector on the Internet is at present offering up to $400 for a German, WWI-era, Koch Company harmonica shaped like a ship.”

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