Years ago, old record players like this "1919 Victor Talking Machine Victrola Phonograph VV-IX" were very collectable and hobbyists would even restore them. Sadly, there are more people selling them now than buying and pieces like this rarely go for more than $50 at auctions. By putting it on eBay, we got a respectable $275 - but we had to ship it to Canada. We actually sold a similar model awhile back which I had to send to China. In both cases, I can tell you that I earned my commission with all the packing I had to do.