sale and was going to comment, but you beat me to it with the second post re The Donley Auction Services sale in America, where again prices were low.
Was this a misprint ? If not someone got a bargain!
Cail-o-phone Coin Op Cylinder Phonograph,
Estimate: $12,000 - $14,000
Hammer: $1,300 (£1,074)
I think this emphasises the reality of our collecting hobby, and collecting in general. These Items have no real quantifiable "value", they are worth what someone will pay. It's supply and demand.
With the current Global uncertainty over the Covid19 epidemic, people are prioritising their spending.
An example I have mentioned, pre Covid19, to fellow collectors is the rise and fall in the value of Longcase Clocks. In my childhood / early '20s they were much revered and commanded high prices, usually a thousand pounds or more for run of the mill examples. They now go through auctions for a couple of hundred.