Although it's not especially rare, the thing that makes this Columbia Graphophone Q unique is the box.
This is the earlier version of the model & would set you back a cool $5.00 in 1899.
For an extra $1.00 one could opt for a fragile cardboard box & base.
Miraculously a very few of these optional boxes have survived the ravages of usage & time.
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