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The "A" suffix neither adds nor detracts from value or rarity, as it simply indicates a small design change.

Many Victrolas have a suffix letter after the serial number.

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The presence of this A-suffix makes dating a machine a simple task.

In some instances other letters were used to indicate export to foreign markets.

Some Victrolas that were produced from late 1917 through 1918 will have an "A" suffix after the model number, which indicated some improvements were made to the motor (along with a price increase). The picture below shows a typical "Type A" plate: in this case a VV-XI-A.

The "A" can be seen as a small letter after the "VV-XI" model designation.

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The Victor Talking Machine Company did an excellent job of providing model identification, along with a unique serial number for most models, which makes dating their phonographs a relatively easy task in most cases.

Every Victor phonograph has a metal dataplate affixed either on or near the motorboard (for machines with lids), on the side of the phonograph (for most external horn and lidless models), or under the turntable (for low-priced and some portable models of the 20's).

This indicates Type "A" of this particular model, and should be considered a part of the serial number for reference and valuation purposes.

This plate is from a VV-XVI, and uses the early small stamped numbers, which are very hard to read.

In these cases some educated guessing is needed to accurately date a phonograph.

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