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CURRENT APS MEMBERS ALSO ENJOY The Antique Phonograph which is the foremost journal devoted exclusively to antique phonographs, gramophones, records and recording artists. It is where original research and the newest discoveries are published.

Welcome to the Antique Phonograph Society

magazine_12We are a worldwide volunteer-run society of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs and records. Membership includes access to the APS online archive. This currently holds over 20,000 pages of documents dating from 1890 to the present (including all past issues of our journal, period catalogs and articles, and complete runs of out-of-print phonograph collector newsletters/magazines). All of these documents are searchable, which makes this a powerful research tool for collectors and historians. In addition, members have access to articles in our Intermediate, Advanced, Technical Series, and Book Features, as well as an extensive Videos section. The APS online archive continues to grow.
We also provide a printed quarterly journal called The Antique Phonograph, which is full color, 52 pages in length, and contains in-depth articles related to all facets of our hobby. All types of talking machines from around the world are represented in The Antique Phonograph, including Edison, Victor, Columbia, Brunswick, Sonora, Berliner, Zonophone, and rare smaller brands of disc and cylinder models. Early records and recording artists are occasionally featured, including historic photos, documents, and images of surviving artifacts. All members of The Antique Phonograph Society are encouraged to contribute original material for inclusion in our journal.
We also provide educational programs at various venues around the U.S., including our annual Expo & Banquet every August. Please click on the “Join Us” tab at the top of this page!

Latest Articles

RCA PORTABLES OF THE 1930s and 1940s

RCA PORTABLES OF THE 1930s and 1940s By Tom Bergen   RCA PORTABLE — 1930s & 1940s This is a history of RCA Victor portable phonographs produced after Victor Victrola was bought out…
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APS Price Guide – Public View (DRA...

APS Price Guide Spreadsheet By Michael Sherman This is a work-in-progress document. Comments can be directed to priceguide@antiquephono.org
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APS ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR UNION, IL VINTAGE MUSIC SHOW IN JUNE 2018 08 Jun 2018

APS ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED ...

The country’s largest antique phonograph show and sale is taking place in Union, Illinois from June 8 – June 10. During the preview for the show, the Antique Phonograph…
2018 APS Expo & Banquet 18 Aug 2018

2018 APS Expo & Banq...

The Antique Phonograph Society Annual Banquet, Show & Sale will be held August 18-19, 2018 at the UFCW Union Hall, 8530 Stanton Ave, Buena Park, California. NOTE: This will…
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