I have had my Father's Victrola for the past 20 years. It was his prized possession.
It has been sitting in my basement since I moved into this house 5 years ago, and recently I have been making a concerted effort to clean out. My next move will be somewhere smaller and this definitely wouldn't make that move. I didn't want to sell it on Craigslist. I wanted to find it a good home.
I sent a note out to our local museum offering to donate it. It is in excellent condition and working order.
Timing is everything. I got a note back "we feel that it would be a wonderful addition to our museum. We are acquiring a new (to us) building that we are planning to interpret as World War 1. The gramophone would be a wonderful piece in that building. Having it playing during tours would add another dimension to our interpretation."
There were four albums of 78s. The first record I opened up to was "If you were the only girl in the world and I was the only boy" ...that is the perfect time frame.